Women Power Lunch


Empowering African Women Through Leadership

The Women Power Lunch is a pivotal component of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation’s Women In Development – Enterprise Across Africa (WIDEAA) program. As a flagship initiative of the Foundation’s Women Initiative, it plays a crucial role in empowering women entrepreneurs by facilitating dialogue with internationally renowned African leaders and business figures.

What is Women Power Lunch?

At the Women Power Lunch, women entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to engage with distinguished African speakers who have excelled in leadership and business. These speakers share their insights through inspiring keynote addresses, addressing vital developmental issues relevant to African women. The atmosphere encourages meaningful discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.

Past Remarkable Events

The inaugural Women Power Lunch took place on November 13, 2015, with the esteemed H.E. Grace Machel Mandela, former first lady of South Africa and Mozambique, as the keynote speaker. The event focused on the theme “Breaking Barriers: Catalyzing Change.” Grace Machel is a global advocate for women, children, and communities affected by conflict and injustice.

In 2016, we continued our commitment with the theme “Women in Solidarity: A New Paradigm for Inclusion.” H.E. Mrs. Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi and the second female president in Africa, graciously hosted this event.

The third Women Power Lunch in 2018 centered around the theme “Smart Economics: Empowering Women In A Changing World.” The keynot speaker was  H.E. Prof. (Mrs.) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the first female president of Mauritius.

Impact: Uniting Women for Progress

Through Women Power Lunch, we have united more than 5,000 women, providing them with a platform to learn, engage, interact, network, share ideas, and collaborate. This annual gathering fosters economic development, regional integration, and women’s inclusion in decision-making processes.

To discover more about the Women Power Lunch and its incredible impact, please explore our dedicated page

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