December, in Nairobi, we were over the moon to have been the Executive Producer for the first International Forum on Women in Business: Fostering Innovation, Internationalization And Scale Of Women-Owned Businesses hosted by the Government of Kenya and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in conjunction with the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference.
Convened to discuss policies and actions to increase the participation of women in trade, the jam-packed day long event featured (amongst others as speakers!) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia; Deputy President Joseph Ruto of Kenya; Cabinet Secretary Dr. Amina Mohamed of Kenya; Secretary General of UNCTAD; Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi; Deputy Director General of the WTO; Secretary General of the East African Community; Ministers from Barbados, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the UK, Zambia, Lesotho, the Netherlands; the private sector’s Barclays, Google, Coca Cola, Thomson Reuters; bad ass female entrepreneurs from Mongolia, Namibia, South Africa, the US, and Kenya; and media partners CCTV Africa and The Guardian.
It was an extraordinary day.
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