Africa women leaders convene at Yale University

Photo by Mara Lavitt May 11, 2019 The Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, Yale University, Prospect St., New Haven OIA African Women Leadership conference.

President Peter Salovey is shown above with participants in the Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact, a keystone program of the Yale Africa Initiative, an ongoing effort by Yale to prioritize and expand upon its collaborations on the continent. 

This year’s program participants, who were on campus May 10-17, included 11 women leaders from eight African countries: Angola, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Benin, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Libya, and Tunisia. 

The forum — supported by La Fundación Mujeres por África (the Women for Africa Foundation) and Banco Santander — aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of senior African women leaders who already have attained important positions within their nations’ governments, and to grow a network across Africa to further amplify women’s effectiveness and influence.

The program features seminar-style discussion sessions, presentations, and meetings, all part of an intensive, interactive program concluding with a trip to New York City to meet with leading figures in the United Nations, technology industry, and other organizations.  

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