African Women Leaders: Their Role in Promoting Investment, Trade and Peace

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Embassy of Zambia 2419 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, United States

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Over one third of the women ambassadors to the US represent African countries, more than any other region. Women ambassadors in Washington, DC include: African Union, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and the Chargé d’Affaires of Madagascar.

H.E. Sheila Siwela was appointed to be the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the US in June 2010. In this position, she is also responsible for Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, the World Bank and the IMF. Ambassador Siwela previously served in Belgium as Ambassador to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, EU, OPCW, and ICC; as Ambassador to Zimbabwe; and as Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria. A specialist in gender issues and leadership skills, she is the Founder and Lead Consultant of the Motivational Centre for Africa’s Transformation and was Programme Manager of the Peak Performance Programme under UNDP/ILO and the Government of Zambia. She is also a published author and has sat on numerous boards including YMCA in Zambia, Zambia and the Gender Advisory Group, and COMESA.

$35 WFPG Members $50 Non-Members

Date: 2011/07/13
Time: 6:00

Sectors: Business, Economic Empowerment, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Peace and Conflict

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