15 International Speakers


300+ Participants


25 Awardees


Under the auspices of the Ministry of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, the Ministry of Women Empowerment

The Management of AVICOMM GROUP a Leading Pan African Communications, Media, Publishing and Corporate Events Management Company based in Ghana and Cameroon in collaboration with THE GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION (founded and chaired by the elated Professor. Justine Diffo, also Chairperson of the Cameroon Telecommunications Regulatory Board) is organizing the 2023 edition of the AFRICAN WOMEN ECONOMIC & LEADERSHIP FORUM & AWARDS – AWELFA 2023 scheduled to take placeon the 26th of January 2023 in Yaoundé - Cameroon. The event also seeks to honour Leading African Women in Business, Civil Society, Politics and Governance, Philanthropy within Africa and beyong.

All over the world and in Africa in particular, Women are breaking the odds and taking giant strides to ensure society and economies become a better place for all. It is time we have those serious life-changing and impactful conversations that will result to us Women being part of the socio-economic development we crave. It is also time to reward and honor those who have been on the field acting in this regard...together we are stronger.

Event Host




The annual AFRICAN WOMEN ECONOMIC & LEADERSHIP FORUM & AWARDS – AWELFA has for objective to bring together about 500 African Women Business Leaders and CEOS to honour and celebrate Business Excellence and female Leadership in Africa. It is equally an event where we think and find solutions to empower more Women encouraging them to embrace Leadership roles across different sectors in the society. This year`s gathering will have the presence of Heads of Governments from Africa and abroad, government bodies, members of the diplomatic corp and Women at the forefront of different sectors in society


H.E Macdella Cooper

2023 Presidential Candidate. Republic of Liberia.

H.E Rosalia Arteaga

Ex-President of the Republic of Ecuador


PR. Justine Diffo

Board Chair CTB

Mme Yah Judith ACHIDI


H.E. Mme. Célestine Ketcha Courtès

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon


Dr. Liza Ekole

Physician/Leadership Coach

Amb. Adeshola Helen

Publisher – Ladies in Business Magazine Global.

Hon. Nourane Foster

Member of the Cameroon Parliament

Bertha Yenwo

President Cameroon Chapter AWLO

Mme Adele Kamtchouang

General Manager – Tropiks Industries

Olaitan Taiwo

Founder & CEO – COREE Group

Ayopeju Komolafe

Founder & CEO Alluring Global Empire

Diane Audrey Ngako

Founder & CEO – Omenkart Agency

Hermine Liliane Mbarga

Executive President – ACODAF

Martha Monono Kombe

President – First Ladies International


Adrienne NOBODEM

Editor-In-Chief – Dash Media

Ruth Tembe Biz

Founder & CEO of AVICOMM GROUP / President of the Cameroon-India Business Council

Commy Musa

Journalist/Gender Activist

Frequently Ask Questions

01. When is the event?

AWELFA 2023 scheduled to take place this 26th January 2023 in Yaoundé - Cameroon under the auspices of the Minister of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, the Minister of Commerce and Trade and the Minister of Women`s Empowerment of the Republic of Cameroon

02. How can I participate?

Register using our registration form on the website or call us directly for all enquiries.

03. What should I expect during the event?

- An Award ceremony
- Business Exhibition
- Special edition of Magazine launch
- Networking
- Panel Discussion

Registration form