UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

August 06, 2015 06:00 ET

Almas Jiwani Set to Inspire Hundreds at African Women in Leadership Conference

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2015) -

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Internationally renowned gender equality advocate, Almas Jiwani will deliver the keynote speech on the importance of Gender Equality during the 7th Global African Women in Leadership Conference. The conference whose theme is "Transcending the Globe, Breaking Barriers," will be held between the 12th and 16th of August, 2015 in Sugarland, Texas.

"Empowered women are fundamental building blocks of sustainable, healthy, and successful societies," said Ms. Almas Jiwani. "In this Global Village, the United States of America can play a leadership role in inspiring women to become international leaders."

"It is a special conference this year, as we launched our #1Mother1Child project," said Elisia Attai, Founder/President of African Women Leadership Organization. "We cannot afford to not invite Ms. Almas Jiwani, who has become an integral part of AWLO and a special guest of honour. She will also be decorated as a patron of AWLO."

The conference, now in its 7th year, serves to be a platform that equips women leaders with the tools and connections necessary to achieve their goals. With world-renowned speakers, such as Ms. Almas Jiwani, networking events, and a gala night, the conference promises to be enlightening as well as entertaining in true Texas fashion.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Senator Donzella James will co-host this year's conference while Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria will preside.

Ms. Almas Jiwani will be available for interviews during her stay in Houston for the conference.

About AWLO

The African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the status of women in leadership on the African continent by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance. For more information, please visit http://www.awlo.org/.

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Contact Information

  • MEDIA INQUIRIES
    For an interview with Ms. Almas Jiwani, please contact:
    Tabish Bhimani
    1-514-649-8224
    iam@tabishbhimani.com

    CONTACT:
    AWLO
    759 Simon Way
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045, USA
    1-877-202-6746

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