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2015  Agenda

Our 2015 Forum is themed "Decoding Expectations".

On March 7th, 2015 we take a close look at expectations women navigate in society and private life. CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM OUR 2015 FORUM


The day included two panels on expecations seen in art/media and how to dialogue effectively with men, a networking lunch and skillshare workshops on shaping and growing your career/business. Learn more about our 2015 Speakers!

9:30am Registration and Breakfast


10:00am Crafting the Narrative of the Woman

A discussion on the news, media and artistic representation of women. Panelists include Ashley Ford (BuzzFeed), Zeba Blay (Huffington Post) , MaameYaa Boafo (star of An African City), Nneka Nwosu  (ABC Boston), and Cathy Wasserman (Entrepreneur). Moderated by Nana-Ama Kyerematen (Founder, AfriDiaspora).  

11:30am Networking Lunch

1:00pm Men's Panel on Decoding Expectations

Join us for a dynamic conversation with men to discuss gender expectations in the workplace, home and society at large. The panel features Tobi Atte (Relationship Blogger, IJustMetMe), Kelechi Okere (Sales Director, Elsevier), Tope Esan (founder, Nigerian Entertainment Awards), Cory Provost  (District Leader, 58th Assembly) and Nana Menya Ayensu (Assoc. Vice President, GE Capital). Moderated by Julie Wadley.


2:30pm Choose A Skillshare (Concurrent)

Launching Your e-Commerce Business

Led by Obi Okere and Joy Adaeze, co-CEOs of Curlsistas. Do you have a great product to you want to launch? Are you thinking of opening your own e-commerce? Join this session to learn more about online marketing, product distribution and selling online.


Living Abroad: How to fund your dreams to work and study overseas

Led by Regina Fuller, Fulbright Scholar (Brazil) and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (Ghana) Do you want to study or work abroad? In this session you will learn of various paid fellowships and scholarships to fund travel abroad. You will also learn where to look for industry specific opportunities in your field.


Get Your Work Published

Led by Nana Brew-Hammond, author of Powder Necklace and writer for Essence Magazine. Are you interested in getting your writing published or working as a freelance writer? Come and learn more on how to get your work noticed.


Do You: How to create your own dream job

Led by Fariha Roisin, author and co-founder of "Two Brown Girls." Fariha founded her own dream job and will cover how to turn your passion into a living.


Winning Women: Taking ownership of your career 

Effective career management starts with YOU first. This session is designed to help you assess your values and skills in order to create the career you want. Whether you are a seasoned professional or at the start of your career, this session will address some fundamental building blocks that are relevant to everyone. Led by Jena Burgess, a millennial entrepreneur and career coach and Ivy Kusinga, former VP, Talent and Development.

4:15pm Closing Remarks and Forum PLUS Tickets Raffle for ARIK Air Tickets

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