Women Economic Forum - West Africa 2023

Amplifying Women's Influence, Impact and Income for Economic Growth.

For the first time ever, WEF is coming to West Africa. Join us in Lagos, Nigeria from 8-10 March 2023 for the 88th Edition of WEF. Women play a key role in boosting the economy. Women Economic Forum (WEF) is the largest global gathering of women and leaders across many sectors - curating an edition of conversations, connections & collaborations globally.

With Over 80 editions and a powerful network of 250,000+ women across 150 countries...

About WEF

The Women Economic Forum (WEF) is an international platform enabling women and leaders from all walks of life worldwide to expand business opportunities and enhance personal influence through networking across borders while being inspired by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, policymakers, authors, thought leaders and celebrities. WEF curates conversations, connections, community and collaborations toward our greater influence and impact through relentless inspiration and initiatives. It conducts editions globally encouraging local ALL chapters and widening networks to gather for peer exchange and networking enabling “Business Beyond Borders” in a spirit of support and sisterhood.


About This Edition

The 88th Edition is a never-seen-before gathering in West Africa as Lagos, Nigeria sets the stage for the convergence and confluence of knowledge and inspiration from across the world, strengthening our global mission and celebrating women across the world as well as those within the region.March 8-10 will feature 3 days of cross-cultural engagement as we learn, share, grow and connect to our purpose. Our Plenary and Parallel sessions will create synergies in all sectors, contributing to strengthening with lines of action such as creating environments conducive to economic and social impact, increasing the visibility of women leaders and enabling dialogue that will inspire innovative practices that will have a positive effect on women's income and contributions to society.

The Countdown Begins...

All roads lead to Lagos, Nigeria for the 88th Edition of the Women Economic Forum.


    What To Expect

    In celebration of International Women's Day 2023 and Women's Month, WEF West Africa is set to create an enabling environment for over 250+ Speakers, 100+ Sessions, 40+ Exhibitors and 1500+ attendees. The WEF-West Africa 2023 edition will include discussions, networking, and collaborations to promote female entrepreneurship and leadership around the world, encouraging women to grow their businesses, build successful careers and amplify their influence, impact & income. WEF-West Africa will also honor 88 leaders at the WEF Award Gala on Friday, 10 March 2023.


    Conference Sessions

    All 100+ Conference Sessions (both parallel and plenary) are free to attend for all delegates and attendees. However, registration is required.


    Dinner & Award Gala

    Join us to celebrate International Women's Day in Grand Style at our VIP Opening Ceremony on March 8 and the WEF Award Gala on March 10.

    President, WEF-West Africa 2023 Edition

    Dr. Alex Okoroji

    Dr. Alex Okoroji is a Nigerian Actress, Multiple Award-Winning Media Personality and Creative Leader - who has reinvented herself at every stage of her creative career as a Performing, Visual and Literary Artiste - navigating the world of Art, Media and Entertainment for almost two decades. She has dedicated her career to multimedia content development across various applications from film to television to radio, digital media, and print, as an Actor, TV Presenter, Talk Radio Host, Speaker, Author, Publisher and Voice Artist. She is also a Communication Specialist who helps high performing experts around the world, amplify their influence and create a bigger impact with their brands, platforms, message, products or services. Dr. Okoroji is the Founder of The BRAG Media Group, and CEO at The BRAG Media Company - a service arm offering brand consulting, creative services & multimedia communication to clients around the world. She is the G100 Global Chair for Media Arts & Communication and the founder of G-Woman Media, an all women-led digital broadcasting, publishing & production company creating women-centric content and amplifying women's voices. She is also a graduate of the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.

    Founder & GLOBAL Chairperson - WEF

    Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai

    Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai is the Founder of the free and inclusive platforms of All Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum (WEF), SHEconomy, Women's India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) and G100. She is a Thought Leader, Global Icon & Visionary for Women, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Author, Humanitarian, Spiritual Seeker and Compelling Speaker, who manifests multifaceted leadership with strength & simplicity. Recognised and lauded for her work across India and Internationally. She was listed among the top 100 Most Reputable People on Earth by Reputation Poll in 2019. Dr. Arora has investments in sectors of health and wellness, agriculture, skill development, real estate, and renewable energy. Her company Arganshe owns the world famous BIOAYURVEDA brand in organic and Ayurvedic health, healing, wellness & wellbeing.


    Be Part of this Special Edition of WEF

    If you would like to be one of our eminent speakers, exhibitors, panel sponsors or know someone who should be one of our 100 G-Woman Honorees or a WEF Awardee, please indicate interest by contacting us.

    Want to be part of the 88th edition of the women economic forum in WEST AFRICA?


    We look forward to hearing from you. You can also write us at info@wefwestafrica.org
    For sponsorship and partnership, email us at sponsor@wefwestafrica.org

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    We are excited to have you join us. Thank you for applying. The President or a Member of the WEF-West Africa 2023 Organizing Committee will be in touch soon. Please give us 4-6 days to verify your submission and contact you. All 100+ WEF Conference sessions are free to attend. However, the special IWD Opening Ceremony & WEF Award Gala is a paid event. You'll receive all the details for booking your seat or a table (for your group or team). To reserve your seat, click the button below to 'continue'.