International SHEROES Forum, Abuja 2024; an Inspiring and Transformative Event

The 2024 International SHEROES Forum in Abuja, themed "Global Shapers: Women Leading Beyond Borders," was an inspiring and transformative event. It brought together an impressive array of distinguished women from across Africa, each one a beacon of leadership and progress in her own right.


From the moment the forum commenced, the energy in the room was palpable. The theme itself - celebrating women's achievements and envisioning a future with women at the forefront of global leadership - set the tone for a day filled with powerful discussions, insightful panels, and moving keynote speeches.


The keynote address, delivered by the Former Vice-President of Zimbabwe, H.E. Dr. Joice Mujuru, read by Sandi Saksena, underscored the vital role women play in shaping policies and driving change on a global scale. Her words resonated deeply, emphasizing that the future of leadership is inclusive, diverse, and undeniably female. This message was further reinforced by the speech from our Special Guest of Honor, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang.


In her welcome speech, the co-founder of Sheroes Foundation, Ms. Flossy Menson, declared the gathering a powerful testament to the fact that borders - geographical, cultural, or societal - cannot confine the boundless potential of women united in purpose.


Throughout the day, a series of panels featured women leaders from various sectors, including politics, business, technology, and social activism.


Highlights of the forum included the sharing of nuggets of wisdom from H.E. Dame Pauline Tallen; H.E. Erelu Bisi Fayemi and a few he-for-she’s in attendance. Panelists shared their experiences and strategies for building networks that transcend national boundaries. The stories were very inspiring.


Throughout the day, attendees had numerous opportunities to network and exchange ideas. The event's structure facilitated meaningful interactions, fostering an environment where women could support and uplift one another. The sense of camaraderie and shared purpose was one of the forum's most striking features, highlighting the strength of unity in the quest for gender equality and empowerment.


In conclusion, the 2024 International SHEROES Forum in Abuja was not just a celebration of women's achievements but a powerful call to action. It reaffirmed the critical importance of women in leadership and provided a platform for sharing knowledge, forging connections, and inspiring the next generation of female leaders.


The event left a lasting impact, with attendees leaving feeling empowered, motivated, and ready to lead beyond borders.

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