The second annual WIE Africa symposium will take place in Lagos on Saturday, May 3 2014.
WIE Africa aims to challenge the perception of Africa as a whole by showcasing successful African women and innovation. The theme for this year’s symposium is “The Global Leader.” WIE, which stands for Women: Inspiration and Enterprise, first launched in 2010 in New York and is designed to celebrate excellence, and empower the next generation of women leaders.
The WIE Symposium is a dynamic gathering of women leaders who share their stories and work together to achieve social change. Over the years, WIE has attracted an incredible lineup of speakers including Graca Machel, Donna Karan, Isha Sesay, HE Toyin Saraki, Tyra Banks, Melinda Gates, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi, Jill Biden, Cherie Blair, Precious Motsepe, Baroness Valerie Amos, Ted Turner, Alek Wek, Christy Turlington and Iman.