Two Amujae Leadership Forums have been held since the launch of the initiative. Following the inaugural forum in March 2020, Amujae Leaders from across the 2020 and 2021 cohorts came together for the second time in October 2021.
Drawn from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds, these accomplished women leaders have a shared track record of demonstrable achievements in public life and a common drive to uplift African women and girls. The successive forums were designed to strengthen the bonds between the Amujae Leaders, and equip them with the tools and confidence required to excel in the highest echelons of public leadership.
The forums took place against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, they incorporated a special focus on leadership in times of crisis and strategies for building personal and collective resilience. Supported by a distinguished group of experts, facilitators, and presenters, including former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Amujae Leaders were taken on a journey of personal discovery and introspection, and were challenged to keep their larger goals in sight despite setbacks.
Overall, the forums gave the Amujae Leaders an opportunity to reflect on their values and aspirations, as well as an ideal platform to build networks and enable them to clear the path of leadership for the next generation of women leaders to follow.
Read the report on the 2020 forum here and the report on the 2021 forum here.