A chapter closes as the well acclaimed CEO Forum of the AWDF Leadership and Governance Capacity building Programme draws to an end in its final convening held in Accra from 4th till 6th October 2018.
The Leadership and Governance Programme of AWDF has been an integral part of our grantmaking process for the past 4 years, having impacted dozens of women-led organisations across Africa. The CEO forum, the flagship of the Leadership and Governance programme, has also provided the opportunity for many women leaders to see themselves and their shared power as the propellant for sustainability for their organisations.
The CEO forum has continued to bring African women leaders together to help foster solidarity, sisterhood and true community. Through the Leadership and Governance Programme , we at AWDF have seen many women leaders truly blossom both personally and in their organisations and we are proud of the work that we have accomplished together.
For our grantees, the Leadership and Governance Programme provides a rare opportunity to engage with and develop feminist leadership. Our wonderful coaches, Hope Chigudu, Paula Fray and Yene Assegid have led each forum and coaching session with warmth and wisdom and provided an environment that allowed participants to grow and to bring others along with them on the journey. Although the programme is ending this year– its necessity is clear when you speak to any of the women who have participated in it, and we hope to be able to restart it in the near future.
Hear some of our wonderful women leaders speak on the programme and their experiences on the journey: