Category Archives: Events and Program line Up

Your Story Matters Event in London- About meeting Ash White

I get the honour to be invited to speak at many events in UK and worldwide.  Your Story Matterswww.yourstorymatters.com  Speaking Event as in the flier below was just a unique event for me.

I met women of substance  at Your Story matters on 24 September 2016, who shared inspiring stories and one of them was Ash White. Did you hear what she thought about me? Below is her story and hope it inspires you. I was inspired by Ash`s story too.

 Ash just reminded me to make it urgent to meet women like her. I have assisted thousands of women and girls all my life and what Ash wrote as a testimony on my speech let me wanting to inspire more. Thank you Ash. Please enjoy the story below by none other than her:

I have never met anybody like Muzvare-Princess Betty Makoni before. What a precious jewel! This was my first speaking engagement and I was mind blown that I got to speak alongside women so influential! I never imagined that the Lord would open such a door so soon! Thank you again Rhoda Harriet Khataba

Muzvare explained about when she received the official royal title of Muzvare and that it means ‘Her Royal Highness-The Princess’. She explained that when you address her as Muzvare you address the whole community including her husband who people tend to forget about as he is not in the spotlight. What a beautiful display of honour!

This lady is a world renowned gender activist and her STORY will have you in tears!! She became an orphan at 8 or 9 after her mother was beaten to death so she became the parent to her 6 siblings straight away. What a strong woman, a phenomenal woman phenomenally. There is so much more to Muzvare’s inspiring story than what I have said so please look her up and check out her 600 page book ‘Never Again’.

Of all the things that Muzvare said that blessed me yesterday there are 2 things she DID that ministered to me personally:

1. She cried- When she broke down talking about how her young brother was drowned. I cried too and felt further release from my own pain. I was always told I was too sensitive when I was younger and to see such a pillar of strength break down in tears moved me so much and gave me permission to cry also.

2. She affirmed me!! Muzvare took notes on all of the speakers and had a message for all of us individually and she said to me ‘My sister, we believe you’. All I could say was ‘thank you’ while tears streamed down my face.

You don’t know how much I wanted to be believed for years, always felt I had to fight to be heard while the truths of my life were hidden.

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All the speakers stories left me with something but Muzvare…I really was in the presence of royalty and could feel it from when she first walked into the room.

African Women in Europe historical Empowerment Conference in Germany

The African Women in Europe (AWE) Conference is one of the projects run by the main organisation African Women in Europe (AWE) Network which was founded in 2008 by Joy Zenz and Co-Founder Wambui Njau, and has over the years grown to a membership of over 1000+ African Women and a global reach. The women support, encourage and inspire each other while investing both in Europe and in Africa in support of African economic development.

AWE has support from mainstream organizations and key individuals from across the spectrum who believe in the importance of African women’s engagement with African economic development.

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AWE`s main event  is the annual meetings held in the main European cities like  Rome, Madrid, Paris, Berlin and  London.  Over 400 women all over Europe  attended the event held in Geneva for a Conference and AWE award ceremony. These meetings have now grown and culminate in their  flagship event, the high-profile African Women in Europe Conference and for which there has  overwhelming support.

Objectives and Aims:

To empower African women,  support upcoming and existing entrepreneurs,  positively reflect the image of an African woman in Europe,  offer an informative and easy to manage networking platform, connect and form sustainable partnership among members ,  offer training, conferences and workshop online and off-line.

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The last event was a conference and glamorous award ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 June 2015. The theme of the conference was “Leadership and Honouring Women’s Rights.” For more info about past AWE Award events visit http://aweawards.africanwomenineurope.eu/

AWE Conference theme for this year is “LEADERSHIP AND INTERGRATION FOR CHANGE”. The deadline for registration is 15th July 2016 and women and men are invited. There is  also  a youth programme led by under 25 year olds who will be talking about identity crisis for youth in Europe. The conference will have a powerhouse of speakers, entertainers and networking, finishing off with three course dinner and dance.

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Women are the cornerstone of society and AWE embodies the African saying “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” Proof of this is AWE  membership and  achievements both public and private.

Join in and be inspired, learn and contribute. AWE Motto is “TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG”!

Entertainment from DJ Aisher, Fashion show Oriwo-Design and music entertainment by a professional Goddiebass on SAX.

For more information to be a member visit our website http://africanwomenineurope.eu/ or email us

info@africanwmenineurope.eu

Booking of event:Click here Alternative Use Eventbrite Buy your Ticket here

Press Release: European Sustainability Academy 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Summit-Greece

Please Note: Girl Child Network Worldwide shares this press release in solidarity with European Sustainability Academy where its Chief Executive Officer will be a speaker.
European Sustainability Academy (ESA) to host leading UK Business Woman, Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den (the influential business oriented BBC TV series) at the 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Conference and WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation to support Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Greece


The European Sustainability Academy marks the successful end of the EU-Funded WISE (Women Innovators in Sustainable Enterprise) program, with the 3rd Women Empowerment Conference in Drapanos, Chania on the 25th and 26th of September 2015. With a high profile international guest list, including Dragon’s Den Star and serial Entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, ESA visiting African Princess Muzvare Betty Makoni among other special guests to be announced. This conference will be a milestone for the entrepreneurial agenda in Crete, and beyond.
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The event grasps firmly on sustainable business and Rachel will share her insightful knowledge with WISE participants, as they pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of experienced and influential business leaders.
Against the backdrop of the economic crisis in Greece, and its sheer need for business development and job growth, Founder of ESA Sharon Jackson, is determined to provide inspiration and international business support to the local community and economy in manifold ways, and the WE series of conferences is one of them. The goal is for it to evolve into a platform on which business-boosting and innovation initiatives for both men and women entrepreneurs will be built and launched, as to also attract international business leaders, academics and promote sustainable tourism in Crete.

As Sharon Jackson said of the event, “We are delighted to be hosting Rachel Elnaugh at ESA to celebrate women in entrepreneurship. It is well documented that women entrepreneurs can be effective drivers for economic growth. We aim to inspire Greek women to overcome barriers to creating and sustaining business, and feel this is a great way to mark the graduation of our WISE women as they commit to their entrepreneurial journey, pioneering business leadership locally.”
The programme will include:
25th September 2015
Lunch and Conference Workshops on Business Skills
Evening event: Dragon’s Den-style event for WISE participants
26th September
WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
Early booking is strongly recommended as this is likely to be a sell-out event. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with influential business leaders, in a rare and informal setting, at the European Sustainability Academy.
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Tickets will be available at Go to Eventbrite link here

3rd Women Empowerment Summit and WISE Graduation Gala,Click Facebook here

About ESA:
The European Sustainability Academy is the realization of the vision of Sharon Jackson, inspired by her experiences of running sustainable business leadership programs in areas of breathtaking natural beauty such as Tasmania, Australia and Chamonix in the French Alps.

ESA provides training and development programs for business managers, owners and organizational leaders to learn about sustainable business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is also a superb venue for corporate retreats – especially those with a view to bringing a sustainable perspective to their agenda.
The ESA teaching philosophy is one of ‘applied sustainability’. That involves bringing the best academic research to inform practical business action. With a strong emphasis on action learning, all ESA management and leadership programs are designed to be highly stimulating for participants.
About WISE

WISE is a game-changing learning and development program for 60 women across Greece, Spain and Croatia. The WISE project is partly funded by the EU Life-long learning program and its main partners are ESADE Business School -Spain, HUB Zagreb – Croatia and ESA Greece. The participants (60 women from 3 countries /20 from each) have attended a series of virtual meetings and webinars and created a strong, supportive on- line community on Facebook, via which they share news, acquire new knowledge and exchange business ideas. The vision of a WISE woman is to be a ‘conscious, confident person who has the clarity, community and courage to identify and seize entrepreneurial opportunities to make impact and bring about positive change’.

Contacts/info:

Sharon Jackson: Sharon.Jackson@Eurosustainability.org (;)
Katerina Kapernarakou: aikape@gmail.com, 0030-697402904 (;)
Yannis Maleganos: John.Maleganos@eurosustainability.org(;)

ESA facebook: www.facebook.com/European.Sustainability.Academy

WISE web: www.wise4women.eu

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