African Women have defied rhetoric and achieved that which was deemed impossible. As the footprints to their successes continue to be documented, the impact is undeniable. Some of these women will be speaking at the symposium.

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF)
Rahma Hersi Managing Partner of Awal Consulting Limited
Amb. Raychelle Omamo Cabinet Secretary Ministry of State for Defense, Kenya
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
Dinah Musindarwezo Executive Director of FEMNET (the African Women’s Development and Communication Network)
Osasu Igbinedion Media Practitioner and Humanitarian
Patricia Amira Communications Specialist
Janah Ncube Global Campaigns Director for Crisis Action
Felogene Anumo Feminist Activist
Eunice Musiime Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika
Diakhoumba Gassama Human Rights Lawyer
Dorcas Gibran Chairperson of the Sauti ya Wanawake Pwani Board
Eva Mageni Daudi President of the Rural Women’s Farmers forum
Marren Akatsa-Bukachi Gender, Trade, Development and Entrepreneurship specialist
Rayhab Gachango Writer, Blogger and Creative entrepreneur
Judy Gitau Nkuranga Research Fellow with the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies
Beatrice Mwaura Coordinator, Project on Enhancing Gender Responsive Extension Services, Ministry of Agriculture
Maryana Munyendo Founder and Lead Trainer at SIMBA-SAFE KENYA
Rachael Mwikali Women Rights Activist
Anna Elisha Mghwira ACT - Wazalendo National Chair and Presidential Candidates 2015, The United Republic of Tanzania
Carolina Chelele Winner Female Food Hero competition Season 5
Anna Oloshuro Winner Female Food Hero competition-2011
Zo Randriamaro Feminist and Human Rights Activist
Chantal UMUHOZA Project Coordinator for women economic empowerment at Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe
Farai Gundan TV / Radio Personality / Producer / Entrepreneur
Yassine Fall Economist, President of the African Women Millennium Initiative on Poverty and Human Rights (AWOMI)
Golda KENG Programme Manager of the African Center for Peace and Security Training, of the pan-African Institute for Security Studies, (ISS)
Teguest Yilma Managing Editor of CAPITAL
Olubanke King-Akerele Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liberia
Dr. Awino Okech Visiting Senior Fellow, African Leaders Centre, Kings College, London
Patricia Munabi Feminist and an Advocate of Women’s Rights
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda AU Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage, Founder & Chair, Rozaria Memorial Trust