African Women’s Leadership Conference at Wellesley College

Register Today at wellesley.io/AWLC to Celebrate International Women’s Day at Wellesley College!

Are you looking for a way to participate in International Women’s Day? Look no further! Register today for these three major keynote events happening at Wellesley College on March 8 and 9, and get inspired by women leaders who are moving the world forward.

As part of the first-of-its-kind African Women’s Leadership Conference, Wellesley and the Mastercard Foundation are convening an extraordinary roster of accomplished African women. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear these leaders speak in person—and become part of something that will effect real change.

- Thursday, March 8, 6:30–7:30 PM: Kakenya Ntaiya: "Empowering Girls, Transforming Communities: My Journey to Live a Bold Vision for Change." Dr. Ntaiya is a Kenyan educator, feminist, and social activist who founded and serves as president of Kakenya's Dream, whose mission is to provide life-changing education to empower girls, end harmful traditional practices, and uplift rural communities in Africa.

- Thursday, March 8, 7:45–8:30 PM: "I Am Kansiime," a live comedy performance by Ugandan comedian and actress Kansiime Anne, who is also known as "Africa's Queen of Comedy"

- Friday, March 9, 3:45–4:45 PM: "The Kenner Keynote: If Your Dreams Do Not Scare You: A Conversation on Advancing Women's Leadership in Africa with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the former president of Liberia (2006–2018) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

All events are free, open to the public, and take place in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium, on the Wellesley College campus, just 12 miles and a quick ride share/taxi or commuter rail ride from Boston. There is also plenty of free parking available. Reserve your spot by registering for one, two, or all three keynotes at wellesley.io/AWLC.