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Africa Super HE for SHE Heros hosted Women leaders at the Africa women Impact Summit

[Lagos Nigeria, 10th Sept, 2023] – Dr. David James Egwu and Dr. Utchay Odims, Africa's Super He for She heroes, proudly hosted an extraordinary gathering of top women leaders from across the world at the prestigious 2023 Africa Women Impact Summit. Held under the theme "The Africa We Want 3.0: Inclusion, Leadership Capacity, and Influence; The Role of Women in Africa's Economic and Political Future," this summit marked a defining moment in shaping Africa's path towards gender equality and empowerment.


The Africa Women Impact Summit has become a global platform dedicated to advancing the rights and opportunities of women in Africa. Dr. David James Egwu and Dr. Utchay Odims, renowned champions of gender equality, have consistently advocated for the inclusion and empowerment of women in all spheres of life. Their vision and leadership have inspired millions, and the summit served as a testament to their unwavering commitment.


Under the theme "The Africa We Want 3.0," the summit delved into critical issues of inclusion, leadership capacity, and influence, recognizing the pivotal role women play in Africa's economic and political future. It showcased the achievements, resilience, and untapped potential of African women, while addressing the barriers that still hinder their full participation and influence.

Throughout the summit, esteemed women leaders from diverse fields engaged in thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive workshops, and inspiring keynote addresses.Some of the speakers included; Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius, the Honorable Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria, Barr. Uju Kennedy, who was ably represented, Mrs. Awani Kanayo, Executive Vice President of the intra-African Trade Bank AFREXIMBANK, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Honorable Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Hon. Stella Okotete, Executive Director of Business Development at Nexim Bank; Hon. Ginikar Tor; Honorable Commissioner federal character commission, and Stephanie Busari Bediham, Senior Editor at CNN. Also, the event was graced by the presence of several dignitaries, including the Executive Governor of Lagos State, who was ably represented by the Secretary to the Lagos State government, Barr. Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin.


They explored strategies to promote gender-responsive policies, dismantle systemic barriers, and foster a supportive ecosystem for women's economic and political advancement.

Key topics discussed during the summit included:


1. Enhancing women's leadership capacity and skill development for impactful change.

2. Promoting inclusive governance and encouraging women's participation in political decision-making.

3. Breaking gender stereotypes and fostering a culture of gender equality in African societies.

4. Addressing challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and advancing their access to finance and markets.

5. Championing women's rights, health, and education for a more equitable Africa.


The 2023 Africa Women Impact Summit showcased inspiring success stories, innovative solutions, and transformative initiatives led by women. It created a network of change-makers committed to driving gender equality in Africa, fostering collaboration, and amplifying women's voices on the global stage.


Dr. David James Egwu and Dr. Utchay Odims expressed their gratitude to the remarkable women leaders who graced the summit with their presence, sharing their expertise, experiences, and aspirations. They emphasized the urgent need for collective action to create a more inclusive, prosperous, and equitable Africa.

The 2033 Africa Women Impact Summit has set a new benchmark in the fight for gender equality and women's empowerment. It serves as a powerful reminder that when men and women come together as allies, extraordinary achievements are possible.


For more information about the Africa Women Impact Summit and to access the summit's outcomes, please visit www.afriwis.org.


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About Dr. David James Egwu:


Dr. David James Egwu is a renowned advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women. His work has focused on breaking gender stereotypes and promoting women's leadership in Africa.


About Dr. Utchay Odims:


Dr. Utchay Odims is a prominent figure in championing women's rights within and outside of Africa and has remained a trusted voice in leadership and gender equality in Africa.











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