IMG_5585The historic launch of Global Africa Women’s Week UK took place in House of Parliament on Monday the 4th of July 2016. The patron, former President of Malawi H.E. Dr Joyce Banda gave a powerful speech about giving the African woman her voice back. Hosted by Dr Pauline Long, the house was filled with powerful African women across the globe.
Her Excellency former president of Malawi, Dr Joyce Banda gave the most powerful speech about the ability of an African woman. Using herself as an example, how she succeeds and why she is where she is today. Urging others to rise, she stated that noting is impossible for the African woman. She encouraged African women in the room and everywhere to believe in themselves, their gifts and talents, radiate joy and confidence as they build personal power, monetise their passions, skills, Set and reach high-achievable goal, become leaders in their businesses, communities and nations and most of all, work together to make their voice heard.unnamedOther speakers at the event were; Assistant to Betty Makoni, the CEO of GCNW and CNN HERO, Miss Pride of Africa UK (Princess Abisola Adelusi), Mama Charlotte (CEO Mothers of Congo), Miss Africa Great Britain (Susan Owono) & Cherise Makubale among others. In conclusion, Dr Pauline Long CEO and founder of Global Africa Women’s Week UK thanked everyone and declared 20th-26th July every year as National Africa Women’s Week. Both young and older powerful women in the room socialised and networked at the end of the event leaving with more knowledge and high hopes for the future.