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Africa's Women's Day Celebration 2023 | Empowered Women, Empowered Africa!

Hosted by Africa's Women's Day & Osirim Blessed
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Date: Monday, July 31st, 2023

Time: 17:00 - 20:00 (5 PM - 8 PM) CAT/GMT+2

Theme: "Empowered Women, Empowered Africa: Spotlighting African Female Founders and CEOs."

“The day will come when history will speak. But it will not be the history, which will be taught in Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations…

Instead, Africa will write its own history, and in both North and South it will be a history of glory and dignity”.

- Letter from Thysville Prison to Mrs. Lumumba

About Africa’s Women's Day:

Do you know that Africa’s Women's Day has been in existence since 1962?

​Do you know that before America had its First female Vice President (after over 244 years of independence), Africa already had 26 Female presidents and Prime ministers?

​Do you know that Africa had its first Prime Minister (Honourable Elisabeth Domitien, from 1975-1976) before Britain had Margret Thatcher?

​The Africa's Women's Day Team (AWD) focuses on raising more awareness for Africa's Women's Day and spotlighting the legacy of African Women, recognizing their visionary, bold, pioneering historical achievements and contribution to Africa and the world at large.​

Africa’s Women's Day was proclaimed as a day to be commemorated during the first conference of the Pan-African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) which was held in July 1962 in Dar es Salaam Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania).

​Africa’s Women's Day offers a national, continental, and global opportunity to recall and affirm the significant role of African women in the evolution of a strong Pan-African identity, with shared values, objectives, and vision for the future, as well as women being key contributors towards achieving Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development agenda anchored in the African Union (AU) vision of an integrated prosperous and peaceful Africa.

PAWO is a representative organization of women on the African continent with five regional offices in all 55 Member States of the African Union.

​Its objectives, amongst others, are:

  • ​To strive to achieve effective and responsible participation of African women in the socio-economic and cultural development of Africa;

  • ​To pursue the struggle for the representation of women at decision-making levels;

  • ​To fight for women’s empowerment and for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

​Four countries have so far hosted the headquarters of PAWO since its formation: Mali (1962- 1968); Algeria (1968-1986); and Angola (1986-2008). Since 2008 its headquarters are located in Pretoria, South Africa.

About Africa’s Women's Day Event 2023:     

In commemoration of Africa's Women's Day 2023 which will be held virtually on Monday, July 31, 2023, an occasion that has been observed since 1962 yet unfortunately remains unfamiliar to many, we aim to elevate the significance of this day by adopting a more sophisticated approach.

The theme for this year is ‘Empowered Women, Empowered Africa: Spotlighting African Female Founders and CEOs', we are determined to cast a spotlight on African female founders and CEOs every day from the 1st of July till the 31st of July, recognizing their invaluable presence in the business landscape. Our belief is rooted in the notion that empowered women lead to an empowered Africa, and we are resolute in our mission to encourage and inspire African women to embrace entrepreneurship. By providing a platform for their stories to be heard, we aim to redefine the narrative surrounding African women and foster an environment that nurtures their aspirations. 

You can Nominate an African Female CEO or Founder to be Spotlighted!

Scan the Bar Code on the Flyer to access the nomination form or access it here:

In our pursuit of a truly impactful event, we are delighted to announce our official partnership with GirlsInTech Nigeria (GIT NG)! A duly registered non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in the tech industry. Together, we aim to harness the potential of technology and showcase the remarkable work of these young women, illustrating the profound connection between women's empowerment and the progress of our beloved continent.

In previous years, our focus was directed toward honoring the remarkable contributions of African Female Presidents and Prime Ministers (2021), and the Unsung Heroines of Africa (2022) who have played pivotal roles in the progress of the African continent. These events successfully shed light on the extraordinary endeavors of African women, unveiling hidden gems from rural areas that have made significant strides.

Through our concerted efforts, we have managed to surmount the challenge of limited awareness, effectively engaging numerous individuals across the globe and bestowing upon African women the recognition they rightfully deserve.

Our ultimate objective is to reframe the narrative surrounding African women, ensuring that our history is communicated accurately while simultaneously inspiring the next generation of Africans.

Why should you attend Africa's Women's Day 2023 Virtual Celebration?

Given the distinctive context of our African heritage and the significant roles played by African women throughout history, it is crucial to increase awareness about Africa's Women's Day and commemorate its significance, as it presents a valuable opportunity to acknowledge and honor the contributions of African women. Will you not consider being a part of this momentous occasion?

We invite you to join us in this celebration!

Registration is free! So bring your family, friends, colleagues, and social media community to register, and celebrate with us!

The virtual event broadcasting platform is Zoom. We will also stream live on other social media platforms!

​With your registration, you will be receiving exciting and “must-know” updates including an updated list of speakers at the event and the final program.

​Our updates are designed to help you learn more, not just about the event but also about the incredible women we spotlight as well as important facts about our African history.

​Click on the "Register" button below to be part of this historic event

Wondering What's Next? 

​While waiting for July 31st you can do the following to help us raise more awareness on the legacy of African women.

​Below are some simple and effortless things you can do:

  1. Register and share the registration link with your network

  2. Register a friend/family member every day

  3. Follow us on all social media platforms for daily updates;


​​Help us raise more awareness by sharing our information and using these Hashtags:

​#AfricasWomensDay #AfricanUnion #AfricasWomensDay2023 #AWD2023 #AWDxGITNG #GirlsInTechNigeria #EmpoweredWomenEmpoweredAfrica #AfricanFemaleFounders #AfricanFemaleCEOs


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Organising Team:

  • Ms. Joy Wanjiru M-Zenz, Founder and CEO of Africa Women in Europe & African Women in Trade (Kenya/Germany)

  • Miss Amarachi Onyemaobi, Fullstack Developer, Splunk Administrator, System Administrator, Lead Education officer Capacitybay and President of GirlsInTech Nigeria, (Nigeria)

  • Miss Abigail Adaeze Onii Egbunine, Creative Director of JGUSL Designs, Graphic Design Facilitator, and Director of Operations at GirlsInTech Nigeria (Nigeria)

  • Miss Odera Otaru, On Air Presenter, Director of Publicity/Front-End Web Dev Facilitator at GirlsInTech Nigeria (Nigeria)

  • Miss  Adimchinobi Candy Uju-Azorji, Frontend Developer, Lead Frontend facilitator at GirlsInTech Nigeria (Nigeria)

  • Miss Osirim Blessed Ogheneruno, Social Media Influencer, Content Creator at GirlsInTech Nigeria (Nigeria)

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Thank you kindly for your support and see you at the event!

​Your highly dedicated Africa’s Women's Day Awareness - Raising Team