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Women Economic Forum (WEF)
Women Economic Forum (WEF) is an international conference platform enabling women and leaders from all walks of life worldwide to expand business opportunities and enhance personal influence through engagement across borders while being inspired by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, policymakers, thought leaders, change agents and celebrities.
WEF curates conversations, connections, community and collaborations toward our greater influence and impact in relentless inspiration and initiatives. It conducts editions globally encouraging its sister platforms and networks to gather for peer exchange and networking enabling “Business Beyond Borders” in a spirit of support and sisterhood.
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Join us on the Big Stage for our VIP In-Person Conference or via Screen for Digital Sessions at WEF West Africa 2024
In-Person (February 21-23)
Join us in Lagos, Nigeria from 21-23 February 2024 for 3 days of Conversation, Connection and Celebration. Our VIP Galas + In-person conference will feature 18 VIP Plenary Sessions with over 200 Speakers.
Online (March 8-10)
Join us online from the comfort of your screen on 8-10 March 2023 for our Parallel Sessions celebrating the 88th edition, honouring IWD, and featuring women leaders & change agents across multiple sectors for 3 days.
Meet our Eminent Guests for WEF West Africa
H.E Chief (Dr) Jewel Howard Taylor
Vice President, the Republic of Liberia
H.E Chief (Dr) Jewel Howard-Taylor is the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia and President of the Liberian Senate serving on several strategic committees. She is Liberia’s foremost advocate for increased and improved opportunities for women - a visible and very involved stateswoman; with a vision for affordable but quality education; a transparent justice system; an improved and accessible health system; women’s economic and political participation; and an accountable public service system – a critical voice on cross-cutting issues at many frontlines in the battle to reposition Liberia for vibrancy, productivity and democratic good governance. Chief Dr. Taylor currently serves in many capacities. As a result of her National impact, she is the recipient of many accolades, laurels and awards from Local, National and International Organizations, ranging from humanitarian awards to outstanding Leadership awards. She was often referred to as the “People’s Senator” and in confirmation of this title, Newsweek Magazine voted her the 2nd Most Powerful Female Politician in Liberia in 2011.
H.E. Dr. Rosalia Arteaga Serrano
Former President, the Republic of Ecuador
H.E Dr. Rosalía Arteaga Serrano is the Former President of Ecuador and the first woman to have held the positions of President and Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador. She is one of 10 democratically elected Presidents in Latin America and the youngest to take office. She was also undersecretary of Culture and Minister of Education Between 2004 and 2007, Rosalía was Secretary-General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA), an intergovernmental organization based in Brazil that seeks to preserve and develop the Amazon. Arteaga played a substantial role in the actions carried out to preserve the region; she recommended policies that were worked with governments at all levels and obtained important resources for the region. Her current work focuses on Human Rights education, women’s rights, sustainability, globalization, equality, access to information, and good governance. As a lawyer, a Juris Doctor, a graduate of journalism and postgraduate of anthropology, she is currently the Executive President of FIDAL Foundation, a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Europe. She has published 14 books and has influential opinion spaces in audiovisual media.
Nollywood Actress & CEO, ADIVA Network
Stella Damasus is a critically acclaimed Nigerian-born Actor, Singer, Podcaster, Speaker, Acting Coach, Publisher and Film Producer with over 20 years as an entertainer and over 100 films as an actor. She has won numerous awards globally like the Award for Best Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2007) and Best Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Awards in Houston, Texas (2012), Best Actress at the African Film Festival (AFF) for the movie, Between (2016) amongst others. Stella has been a strong voice for the education of women, and consistently fights against underage marriages and injustice against women and young girls. She is the founder and CEO of ADIVA Networks, a media and consulting company; Stella Damasus Arts (SDA) Foundation, a non-profit organization established to provide economic, intellectual and emotional support to society, using the Arts as its primary tool. The Foundation launched its Free Arts Training Program and opened its doors to its first set of students on the 16th of May 2011. An Actor's Playhouse, and is the Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of ADIVA Magazine. She is also a certified relationship coach and a mother and hosts the Ask Stella Series.