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Sunday, February 25, 2018

3 Women's Month Events for African Women in the Diaspora

As much as we don't believe in only celebrating women for a month, we also understand the importance of women gathering and amplifying our presence through community. So March is like christmas for us here at WCA. Here are a few events for those of you in the New York City Tristate Area you definitely want to attend and check out. 

1. AWDF-USA presents Voices of the Diaspora.“Voices of the Diaspora” is being held during the 62nd convening of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This timing is fostering attendance by some of the leading names in African women’s philanthropy and diplomacy including AWDF CEO Theo Sowa, AWDF USA Board Chair and Ghana’s Ambassador to Brazil, Her Excellency Dr. Abena P.A. Busia., and AWDF Special Programmes Manager Abigail Burgesson.

The invite-only gathering will include a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, and comments from a range of women on the theme of “Amplifying Women’s Voices in the Diaspora.” The goal of the program is to illustrate to attendees the work accomplished by AWDF, emphasize the importance of cultivating a culture of philanthropy across ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, and ultimately to illustrate the significant and unique role that AWDF USA plays as a bridging organization.

2.  AfriWomen Hangout! : A WCA sponsored event in collaboration with Moremi Initiative, Whole Woman 40/40 Initiative Hosted by The AWDF-USA, Afri-Women Hangout is a space to gather African women from the continent and from throughout the diaspora, with the ultimate goal of advancing  intergenerational feminist movements in Africa in the diaspora. To request an invitation to the event email This invite-only Hangout which will be hosted by Maame Afon-Yelbert Sai and Moiyattu Banya both AWDF-USA board members. The event will bring young women emerging as leaders from networks such as Moremi Initiative, Women|Change|Africa and Whole Woman 40/40 Initiative. in the fields of education, non-profit work, entrepreneurship, and other areas will participate in networking, leadership development activities, and receiving mentorship from women leaders who are established in their fields.

3. Women Werk Conference 2018 : The Women Werk annual conference is an event to look forward to. The organization will celebrate the 5th Annual Women Werk Conference on March 10th at New York University, with the theme Reset: Bounce back from setbacks. To purchase early bird tickets visit We hope to see you there!

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