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AYOWEI boss underscores need for substantial investment in women empowerment

By: D. Adam Togba – Contributor (adamtogba@gmail.com)

Madam Leelai M. Kpukuyou-Browne, the Executive Director of the African Youth and Women Empowerment Initiative (AYOWEI) has stressed the need for substantial investment in women’s empowerment across Africa.

She made the emphasis recently in an address at the first international conference on gender equality held in Ghana.

The former Secretary-General of the Liberia Business Association (LiBA) took the stage in Ghana to deliver a technical presentation that delved into the realms of women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Ghana, Liberia, and West Africa at large. Her insightful discourse resonated with international guests, prominent gender advocates, Ghanaian dignitaries, and heads of various international organizations gathered on the eve of the 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

During her presentation, Madam Kpukuyou-Browne highlighted the prevailing gaps faced by African women and entrepreneurs. She passionately advocated strategic measures to bridge these gaps, emphasizing the pivotal role of substantive investment in women’s empowerment initiatives.

In her own words, she declared, “It is imperative that we recognize and address the challenges hindering the progress of women and entrepreneurs in Africa. By investing substantially in women’s empowerment, we not only uplift individuals but contribute to the socio-economic development of entire nations.”

Madam Kpukuyou-Browne’s comprehensive background as a gender advocate, entrepreneur, global business consultant, and development specialist in both the private and public sectors has positioned her as a force for positive change. For years, she has dedicated her efforts to advancing society, with a particular focus on youth and women in Liberia.

As Liberia undergoes transitions, Madam Kpukuyou-Browne emerges as a key figure capable of making a significant impact on the international stage. With her multifaceted expertise in sectoral development, diplomacy, and activism, she stands poised to contribute to the restoration of Liberia’s image and serve as a commendable representative of the new Liberian government.

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In the quest for a more equitable and prosperous Africa, Madam Leelai M. Kpukuyou-Browne continues to be a beacon of inspiration, advocating the empowerment of women as a cornerstone for societal progress.

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