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Stream the Global First Ladies Alliance's #TheFutureOfWomen Awards Live on Facebook

OkayAfrica is teaming up with the Global First Ladies Alliance, Facebook, and M.A.C AIDS Fund to present the 2017 The Future of Women Awards.

OkayAfrica is teaming up with the Global First Ladies Alliance, Facebook, and M.A.C AIDS Fund to present the 2017 The Future of Women Awards.


The Global First Ladies Alliance have worked since 2008 with 45 First Ladies from around the world, working together to shape policy, and encourage collaboration between female leaders and global institutions.

With The Future Of Women Award initiative, the alliance seeks to highlight African women who are leaders in their communities, making an impact in the fields of creative entrepreneurship, technology, and social impact. African women leaders of all ages are eligible for nomination. Head to Instagram and Facebook to drop your recommendations, and find out more information about the nomination process, via the Global First Ladies Alliance's website.

Winners will be announced on September 21 in New York City. You can stream the entire event live on Facebook.

"Given the current political climate for women around the world, this is an ideal chance to bring visible and rising women leaders together to share solutions for creating a more equitable future,” says Global First Ladies Alliance Founder Cora Neumann.

Be sure to tune into The Future of Women Defining Leadership For a New Era event via our Facebook page, and join in the celebration of the trailblazing women building a stronger future for the continent!

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