First Gender Inequality in Africa Summit to be hosted in Atlanta, April 18-19

Atlanta to host first Gender Inequality in Africa Summit, encouraging collaboration between Women in the USA and Africa, April 18-19.

The city of Atlanta in Georgia will host the first edition of the “Gender Equality in a New Inclusive African Economy’ Summit (GENIAE2018) scheduled to take place 18-19 April organized by Konnect2Africa in partnership with International Women’s Think Tank, WorldWideWomen, and Mums in Tech.

Convening under the theme “collaboration between women in the USA and Africa”, the event will gather 100+ delegates from the following sectors: Technology, Private Equity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as well as Government bodies, and businesses looking to address the UN’s sustainable development Goal 5.

“By creating this platform, we aim to provide opportunities that empower women in their lives and support solutions for inclusive economic growth”, said the Founder of Konnect2Africa, Jessica Akintoye.

The Agenda has been constructed to address the following underlying themes: Government initiatives and policies, Promoting Women in Tech, Promoting Women in Private Equity, Promoting Women in STEM, Strategies to tackle gender inequality, and measuring Inclusive growth.

Speaker highlights include:

Viola Llewellyn, Co Founder, and President, Ovamba Solutions Inc.

Ben Minnifield, Founder of (LSG) LeMont Scott Group, LLC

Arezoo Riahi, Director at Institute of International Education

Ndoni Mcunu, Founder of Black Women in Science (BWIS)

Nkemdilim Begho, Managing Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd. (Futuresoft)

Dr. Unoma Okorafor, Founder, and CEO of WAAW (Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women) Foundation

…. to name a few

For more information about ‘GENIAE’ contact Jessica Akintoye at or visit this link.

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