The Century of The African Woman Forum & Gala on March 8th in New York City


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Date(s) - Mar 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

25 Broadway, 7th Floor - New York,


The Century of The African Woman Forum & Gala

Join WomenWerk for a spectacular daytime forum and evening gala on Saturday, March 8th in New York City.


Time: 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

The Forum brings together transformational women with global perspective on modern issues. WomenWerk is proud to host renowned author Taiye Selasi, CEO and inventorJessica O. Matthews, fashion mogul Adiat Disu of Adiree and Africa Fashion Weeks, and Professor Abena Busia, among others.  Come meet great women panelists and network with professional women! Visit for more information.

Location: 25 Broadway, 7th Floor – New York, NY 10004


The evening will feature live entertainment and honor men and women making a positive impact in the lives of African women.

Doors open at 7:00pm. The program will begin promtply at 7:30pm.  Cocktail attire required.

Location:  524 West 59th Street, 6th Floor – New York, NY 10019

Opening Remarks

Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice-President of Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the United State’s Development Finance Institution.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, current Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Nigeria and former Managing Director of the World Bank

Additional Honorees

President Bill Clinton and The Clinton Foundation headquartered in New York

Mo Abudu, Founder and CEO of Ebony Life Television, Africa’s first black-owned global entertainment network

Dr. Mehret Mandefro, President of Truth Aid & producer of Difret, winner of  Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award 2014

Guest Hosts

DJ Universe and Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu of MUI- The PR Company

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:11 am

    NEW YORK, NY – WomenWerk announces “The Century of the African Woman” Forum and Gala in honor of International Women’s Day. The two-part celebration offers inspiring opportunities to learn, invest, and network on Saturday, March 8

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