ABWN Supplier Diversity program | August 24-28, 2010 | Accra, Ghana
Pilot training program for women entrepreneurs to access information , build their capacity to become suppliers to MNCs Participants: Hub managers, business service providers, and supplier-ready businesswomen.
ABWN Biannual Leadership meeting | August 29 - Sept. 1, 2010 | Accra, Ghana
Leadership meeting for Hub Managers and Hub executives to share best practices being implemented at Hubs and to identify priorities for advocacy and business growth at Continental level.
EWEC Press Conference on Advocacy Campaign | August 31, 2010 | Accra, Ghana
EWEC will be holding an important press conference to support the organization's campaign to lower interest rates in Ghana. Please join us at the Conference Center at 11am to advocate your support in this important endeavor.
EWEC General Meeting | September 24, 2010 | Accra, Ghana
Join us at our general meeting to discuss new programs, network with other professionals, and learn valuable business skills during our training presentations. We will also be introducing several new programs at our September meeting. Don't miss out!
EWEC Workshop on Microsoft Office & Social Media Tools | October 23, 2010 | Accra, Ghana
EWEC will be hosting a training on Microsoft Office skills and creating a presence on social media networks. If you are interested in attending this valuable workshop, please contact EWEC for detailed information. Space is limited!
Advocacy Project/Vital Voices Fellow Visits EWEC for the Summer
This summer from June to August, EWEC was fortunate to welcome a 2010 Fellow for Peace and Vital Voices/ABWN Fellow, Josanna Lewin, to work with us this summer. During her time at EWEC, Josanna focused on providing a forum for peer learning, information exchange, business development, access to education, resources and tools, and building networks for businesswomen in the region.
Born and raised in the United States, Josanna is currently pursing her Master in Public Administration with a concentration in women’s economic development and Latin American studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Graduate School of International Policy and Management.
Josanna received her BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. Upon graduation, she spent a year living and working abroad as an English teacher at the Universidad Central de Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador and various locations in Rome, Italy. Her passion and interest in working with the developing world was first piqued when Josanna lived and studied in Costa Rica for 6 months with American Field Service (AFS) in 1998. Josanna’s fluency in Spanish allowed her to become a Sexual Health Educator with the Marin Aids Project (MAP) for at risk Latino youth as well as volunteer in a number of capacities throughout her extensive travels in Latin and South America.
Prior to beginning her graduate studies in the Fall of 2009, Josanna spent three years working in San Francisco in the business development field. She has worked on several major fundraising events with Bay Area Hospital Foundations and in 2008 was a founding member of The Associates, a network of young professionals promoting awareness of and funding for vital services to the San Francisco community.
Josanna hopes to continue her commitment towards enhancing the position of women in the global economic structure with Vital Voices and EWEC in the future.