In honour of International Women’s Day, #MasterCard teamed up with African Women and Beyond (AWAB) in Kenya to launch the Africa Women Leadership Network (AWLN), drawing attention to the importance of financial empowerment of women on the continent.
Driven by purpose, the AWLN will bring together like-minded women from various business sectors to tackle challenges facing women in East Africa, and across the continent. The working group consisted of leading women in business and focused on Empowering Women to be Entrepreneurs – Taking Control of their Financial Wellbeing and Future.
Ann Cairns, President of International Markets for MasterCard said, “When women are empowered through entrepreneurship and technology, they are able to make significant contributions to their economies.”
Martine Kappel, Co-founder of #African Women and Beyond, mentioned also that the partnership with MasterCard will help them to nurture and empower more women on their road to success.