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Women & The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa | Harvard U.

Join in on conversations that will explore the landscape of female entrepreneurship on the continent through Harvard University's two day virtual conference. To register & view the full conference agenda, click "Learn More" below.

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Women & The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa | Harvard U.

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Oct 01, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT – Oct 02, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend a conference on Women and the Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa hosted virtually by the Harvard University Center for African Studies taking place on October 1-2, 2020.

The conference will feature four panels over two days with a keynote lecture on October 1, and the Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished Lecture on African Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa on October 2. These conversations will provide a clearer understanding of the landscape of female entrepreneurship on the continent, identify challenges and opportunities, examine policy frameworks, and define policy actions that would position African women, leaders in global female entrepreneurship, to play a transformative role in the world’s largest emerging market.

This conference is a collaboration between Harvard University’s Center for African Studies, Lionesses of Africa, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), bringing into partnership a leading research university, a major network of women entrepreneurs in Africa, one of the most important stock exchanges in the world, and a major policy institution of the United Nations, with additional support from Empower Africa and Standard Bank.

We look forward to engaging with you virtually on this very important topic.

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