FemPower Africa 4.0 Conference, the first-ever virtual conference by Bestie Network Africa and the largest online conference for professional and entrepreneurial women in Africa by all standards was a resounding success. The feedback from attendees was that they left better informed, connected, and inspired to achieve their personal and professional goals in spite of the many challenges faced by African women in entrepreneurship, career, and leadership.
We had a diverse group representing different interests, industries, ages, genders, and countries. Many attendees were desirous of gaining knowledge, skills, and building connections to get ahead in life, business, and career. A platform like FemPower Africa provides women with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to develop themselves, build profitable ventures, lead change in their communities, which in turn has a ripple effect on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to gender equality, and empowerment of women and girls.
We believe that when women know better, they will do better for themselves and their communities and we feel very privileged to be able to connect 4,589 people, mostly women to knowledge, strategies, and opportunities that help them to do that through our conference and community.
Only weeks after the conference, attendees are already taking the lessons learned from the conference to start new businesses, build new partnerships, and implement new community impact projects.
Going forward as Bestie Network Africa, we will keep evolving to meet the needs of our growing community.
- We will continue to engage and collaborate with relevant local and international organizations to empower and support more women in Africa and the Diaspora.
- We have upgraded the online conference group into a community where members can continue to find valuable support and resources they need.
- We have created an exclusive channel on Telegram to serve as a platform for the broadcast of global opportunities available to women.
- We will also use our platform to shine the spotlight and amplify the efforts of women and girls in Africa so that they can thrive in their local communities, workplace, and marketplace.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to all our volunteers, partners, speakers, and vendors immensely for working with us to empower and transform the lives of women and girls in Africa and the diaspora.
See you at next year’s conference.
Bestie and Team.