WPEC Launches To Encourage Fresh Female Entrepreneurship In Africa


Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) lately declared its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships. This move was done in order to initiate the inaugural Women’s Program Engagement Council (WPEC),  which is a global initiative devised to support African women entrepreneurs grow into fresh markets and encourage and aid international trade between Africa and the rest of the world.

ATIGS is a high-level, prestigious, biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa. 
ATIGS 2020 will be held in Dubai, UAE during the World Expo 2020, the first World Expo in MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia Region) which will bring over 200 participating countries, and welcome millions of people from around the world.
WPEC is tasked with creating ATIGS’s platform to celebrate, support and empowers female entrepreneurs, with a focus on Africa and the host country UAE, engage people globally and encourage them to pledge their support for women-owned businesses during the summit and beyond.
According to Kimberly L. Fogg, Chair, WPEC  when women are invested in, everything that surrounds them will be sure to prosper. They know to set a positive example to inspire children around them. 
She says she wants "WPEC to lead the trade and investment industries in its efforts to gain strategic knowledge about local to global investment opportunities and offer international exposure to ensure female voices within these industries are represented, recognized and financed." Her concern stems from the fact that the times we live in is key in history and there is an important need for awareness to invest in female leaders. 
She says that she is "proud to be part of the change that we are championing for women globally, especially African women who are transforming a Continent from within.” 
Bako Ambianda, Chairman, ATIGS Group goes on to state how Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship globally. "At ATIGS, we are advocating for increased investment in women-led businesses to strengthen their contribution to the economic development of their communities and help lift the continent out of poverty. There is an immense opportunity for economic growth and social impact by investing in African women, so we need to make women a critical component of Africa transformation. We are proud that ATIGS has collaborated with Global Sustainable Partnerships for the inaugural Women’s Program Engagement Council (WPEC)."
WPEC supports key female representatives of major Fortune 500 companies, African leaders, company founders, philanthropist, key policymakers and business leaders to speak, moderate, participate and attend the Summit to share their journeys through the private and public sector spaces expressing not only their successes but also identifying policy gaps, challenges, obstacles and proposed resolutions for prospective best systems.

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