Leading Women of Africa (LWA) was founded as a Pan African Forum that promotes the inclusion of women in the mainstream economy by ensuring that more women emerge as successful and influential leaders in Political, professional and Economic spheres in Africa. Founded in May of 2008 by Mrs Madelein Mkunu, launched with the endorsement of the South African Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) and in collaboration with the South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN). LWA is registered as a Not-For-Profit Company (NPC) in South Africa. Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, LWA operates outside South Africa through collaboration with other women or regional Organisations that share the same goals.
LWA works in line with the goals adopted at the 1995 Beijing conference, which include mainstreaming gender perspectives in structuring, implementing and monitoring of all related policies and programmes, including economic development programmes.
Putting African Women at the heart of sustainable economic development in Africa.
Continuously promote the inclusion of women in the mainstream economy to ensure that more women emerge as successful and influential leaders in all spheres: Political, professional and Economic arena in Africa
• To advance the leadership and economic development of African women
• To provide access to strategic economic opportunities, research data, investment analysis, and cutting-edge information to women
• To stimulate African regional integration through networking opportunities such as conferences, expert seminars and well-designed trade missions.
LWA operates at International, Continental, Regional, National and Community levels via the appointed coordinators.
Dr Kenneth Kaunda, the First President of Zambia is the current Patron of the organisation.
EXPERTISE IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
We have put together a diverse team of development Experts and Professionals capable of providing strategic solutions to issues related to business, leadership, governance and development at all levels of government structures as well as corporate sector. We provide the following services among many:
High level strategic advice to African political leaders (Head of states, Ministers, Governors, Directors …)
Gender and Development strategy
National industrial strategy
Corporate Strategic interventions
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