Sunday 29 November, 2020

Over 400 people registered for Global Women’s Empowerment Conference

Over 400 people from around the world will participate in today's Global Women’s Empowerment Virtual Conference 2020.

The brainchild of Crystal Camejo, founder of Future Focus Institute International and Apex Development, the conference has attracted participants from countries like Malawi, Guinea, Ghana, Nepal, France, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, The Bahamas, Pakistan and the Netherlands. Empowerment Ins, to name a few.

Camejo says she while she wasn’t expecting the numbers she knew the conference would be powerful.

She explained that while Future Focus is a youth empowerment institute aimed at developing young and powerful leaders, there is a need to empower women to raise them.

The virtual conference will bring together a star-studded line up of women who are champions in the advocacy of women’s economic and social empowerment.  These women, who hail from international communities such as the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and the sub-continent of India, will share their views on the challenges and solutions facing the future women leaders of tomorrow. A record 430 persons are now registered and confirmed to attend the first WEC2020.

Panel discussions include Women and the Future of Health and Wellness, Women and the Future of Education, Women and the future of Science and Technology and Women and the future of Entrepreneurship Reimagined.

The panel discussion will be followed by a 45-minute Virtual Question and Answer Segment. The conference will end with a 15-minute breakout Drive Networking Session.

Penelope Beckles, the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations and Vice President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for the Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and the first woman to hold that post, were asked to share their experiences, achievements, challenges they faced and how they overcame them as women in leadership. ​​

Also joining as specially invited guests are author, poet and empowerment speaker, 12- year-old Natalie Wambui of Kenya, young pannist and entertainer Mahalia Thomas of Trinidad and Tobago and Hollywood actress, writer and producer Teneisha Campbell also a native of Trinidad and Tobago.

As you may know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Entity for the Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) cancelled its annual Commission on the Status of Women 64 (CSW64), resulting in groups scheduling virtual meetings as an alternative. It is against this background that the organizers of WEC2020 created this conference to support, empower and provide platforms for individuals, communities and various interest groups to network and have their voices heard.

WEC2020 will be hosted by Camejo, and Co-hosted/moderated by Colette Cyrus-Burnett, CEO of Global Food Warrior.

The Global Women’s Empowerment Virtual Conference 2020 (WEC2020) takes place today, May 22,  at 11 am (EST) on Zoom virtual meeting room.



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