Relive our Twitter Chat on: “Women’s leadership in Africa: an engine for future growth?”

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On the occasion of the first edition of the EVE Program in Africa which will take place in Dakar from December 12th to 14th, we organized a Twitter Chat on thursday, October 26th  on: “Women’s leadership in Africa: an engine for future growth?” a real issue in Africa since this continent has one of the youngest populations in the world and is set to be a powerful economy in the future.

What were the objectives of this Twitter Chat? 

During this debate, we discussed:

  • The question of harnessing the potential of women’s leadership within the business world in Africa today
  • How Africa’s rapid digital transformation can be driven by women leaders to be a source of empowerment
  • How governments, businesses and civil society can work together to ensure that economic growth is more inclusive
  • Suggestions for initiatives on the continent that have contributed to economic growth through the promotion of women’s leadership

Which experts were leading this debate?

  • Sandi Chimpala (@sandichimpala), Writer and Blogger, TechTrends, Zambia
  • Leanne Dlamini (@iamleannemusic), Founder, End Girl Hate, South Africa
  • Natasha Phiri, (@media365Zambia), Founder, Media 365, Zambia
  • Judith Owigar (@owigarj), Co-Founder, AkiraChix, Kenya
  • Abisoye Ajayi (@AbisoyeAjayi), Co-Founder, GirlsCoding, Nigeria
  • Inimfon Etuk (@IninfomEtuk) Founder and Chairperson, She Forum Africa, Nigeria
  • Phyllis Wakiaga, @wakiaga_phyllis, CEO Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Kenya
  • Eyitemi Popo (@A​yibaM​agazine), Founder, Ayiba Magazine
  • Marie Donzel (@LaDonzelle), Founder of Donzel & Cie, Consultant, Journalist
  • Roba Hafez, Planning Team, responsible for promoting Gender Equality in Orange Egypt
  • Juliet ‘Kego ((@julietkego), Co-Founder, WholeWoman Network


You’ve missed it? Relive the debate! 

To discover all the tweets shared by the experts during this Twitter Chat click below:


Incidentally, what is a Twitter chat?

To refresh your memories, it’s a debate organized on a specific theme, during which participants answer questions from a moderator (EVE Program) using a predefined hashtag (#EVE2017). EVE Program followers (that’s you), can join in with the conversation by asking questions or answering the guests. To take a look at the latest Twitter Chats on the themes of the glass ceiling and mentoring, see the Storify feeds by clicking here.