CNN Hero Betty Makoni among speakers at London AAOE UK Women In Business Conference 29 July

The Association of African Owned Enterprises (AAOE UK) will be holding their inaugural African Women in Business Conference – Making A Difference.

29th July 2011 12pm-8pm
At the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

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Inspirational, Informative, Empowering!


CAROLINE MARSH – One of Britain’s leading female property investors and of Channel 4’s popular TV programme Secret Millionaire.

BETTY MAKONI – Activist and Founder of the Girl Child Network which supports and promotes the rights of girls in areas of economic deprivation and instability

MARGARET SENTAMU – President of Mildmay International a pioneering HIV Charity

MAVIS AMANKWAH of diversity communications agency Rich Visions.

GRISELDA TOGOBO – Business Consultant & Small Business Expert

SYLVIE ABOA-BRADWELL – Writer & Executive Director of the African Peoples Advocacy (APA)

The conference has the endorsement of The Rt Hon LYNNE FEATHERSTONE MP – Under Secretary of State for EqualitieS.

The conference will look to explore the following:

African Women in the UK – Opportunities and Equalities in Enterprise UK; barriers vs benefits of being in the UK & leveling the playing-field

African Women & Leadership – Exploring the significance of women getting into leadership positions to inspire young girls and women in Africa

African Women in the Diaspora – exploring the significance of being in the diaspora and the role women can play in the development of the continent

Diversity & Equality in the Workplace – The challenges, the obstacles, the giants in the workplace and the Solutions to these

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Grandmothers, Wives – Wearing multiple hats at home and the effects on business & enterprise.

The conference will inspire & motivate through testimonies of successful women in their fields.

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I look forward to seeing you there!

Many thanks,