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From Paris to New York, from Delhi to Shanghai via Brazaville, We've Been Talking About The Women's Economic Empowerment And Financial Inclusion...

Investing in women's economic empowerment is the surest path to gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make an enormous contribution to the economy, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or through their unpaid work at home, where they care for their families.


Guylaine Cléry - Universal Music Africa

Conference Speakers

H.E. Mrs. Ammo Aziza BAROUD

Representative of Chad to the UN


Mayor of the city of Puteaux - France

H.E. Dr. Amina J. MOHAMED

Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities

Dr. Sami Sima BAHOUS

Executive Director of UN Women

Mr. Manoj

Country Head
at Softbank India

Mrs. Elisabeth MORANO

Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity...

Mrs. Edwige Emilie EBAKISSE

President of Sud Développement
We-Coference Promoter


Researcher in Women's Rights
Producer and TV Presenter

Project Ambassadors

Mr. Fally IPUPA

Artist, Musician - RD Congo

« Africa's growth will be achieved with the great participation of our Mothers, Sisters and wives in entrepreneurship. But they must be very supported because for the majority, they take care of the expenses of the health and the education of the children. The economic empowerment of women is important for the development of Africa ». Fally Ipoupa Sponsor of the Ickonga Foundation

« La croissance de l'Afrique va se faire avec la grande participation de nos mères, nos sœurs et épouses à l'entreprenariat. Mais elles doivent être très soutenues car pour la majorité, elles s'occupent des frais de santé et de l'éducation des enfants. L'autonomisation économique des femmes est importante pour le développement de l'Afrique. » Fally Ipoupa Parrain de la Fondation Ickonga

Mrs. Ritu BERI

Renowed Fashion Designer & Founder, The Luxury League

Ritu Beri's name is synonymous with the explosive globalization of india's fashion industry.

A pioneer in her field, she launched her label in 1990.

Empowered, being the protégé of the French embroidery maestro, François Lesage, she fused Indian aesthetics with global fashion trends & in 1997, Beri was the first Indian Designer to be featured in PROMOSTYL, a prestigious magazine that forecast global fashion trends, as the future of fashion.

Taking her engagement with design beyond clothes, she initiated Ritu beri fashion Fraternity (RBFF) in 1997 to hand-hold aspiring designers and launch their brands.

Beri, was the first Indian designer to do a fashion show in Paris in 1999, during the La Semaine de la Haute Couture & sha was the first Asian to head a french Fashion House in 2000, Jean Louis Sherrer. She was thus anointed India's Fashion Queen. Know more about Ritu Beri...