WETATi International Women’s Conference 2013
On March 29-30, hundreds of delegates from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean will descend on Linthicum, Maryland to attend the 2nd annual WETATi International Women’s Conference.
The conference will be held at the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport Hilton. WETATi stands for Women Empowered To Achieve The Impossible. The theme of this year’s conference is “Woman Power: Front and Center in the 21st Century-the mindset of a WETATi Woman.”
The conference seeks to bring together individuals from different races, gender and ethnicity to discuss issues ranging from women empowerment to development issues in developing countries.
It will provide a forum where women and men from all over the world will meet and interact with government, diplomatic and business leaders from various countries, as well as from our local governments and citizenry from Maryland, DC and Virginia areas.
It will also be a place where U.S policy makers and their foreign counterparts, as well as representatives of international agencies, can discuss their current initiatives as they relate to private sector initiatives. In short, it is a place for effective networking, building coalitions, alliances and partnerships, which can lead to mutually beneficial profitable business and personal relationships.
Some of the issues to be discussed include procurement from U.S. government agencies, investments in Africa and the Caribbean, women and HIV/Aids, funding for women and minority owned businesses, the role of technology in women’s lives, and micro credit. Members of the African Female Diplomatic Corps will have a special forum to discuss the role of women in public diplomacy.
It is interesting to note that the African female ambassadors in Washington constitute a large bloc of the diplomatic representation in Washington, DC. “This is a conference designed to build business and commercial linkages between women in the United States and women from developing countries”, says Brenda Chavis, Chief Operating Officer of WETATi.
“So far the response has been tremendous.” Experiences of U.S. Companies doing business in Africa and the Caribbean will also be discussed. This is a must attend conference for those seeking to do business with the United States government and foreign countries.
Several local and international governmental and non governmental agencies will be represented at the conference, including embassies, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare institutions, investment firms, etc.
Some of the distinguished speakers and participants will include, Ambassador Faida Mitifu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ambassador Amelia Matos Sumbana of Mozambique-she is also co-chair of the conference;- Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke, First Lady of Cross River State of Nigeria; Ambassador Tebelo Seretse of Botswana; Ambassador Fatima Lima Da Veiga of Cape Verde; Ms. Diane White, Chief Operating Officer, Africare, Washington,DC; Mrs. Hajiya Fatima Ibrahim Shema, First Lady of Katsina State of Nigeria; Ms. Kim Watson, Vice President, Potomac Electric Power (PEPCO) Company in Washington, DC; Dr. Wilbert Jordan, Executive Director of Oasis HIV/aids Centers and Clinics in Los Angeles; Ms. Yve-Car Momperousse, President of Kreyol Essence, in Port Au Prince, Haiti; Dr. Leonard Madu, President of the African Caribbean Institute and African Chamber of Commerce of Nashville, TN; Senator Barbara Mikulski (D) Maryland; Ms. Melissa Proctor, Public Health Adviser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Dr. Mercy Obamogie, Physician and President of Princess Ejemen Foundation, Marylan; Dr. Chris Arthur, Associate Professor and Director of Medical Education and Faculty Development, University of Mississippi Medical Center,Jackson, Mississippi; Ms. Sharon Jackson, MBD Compliance and Outreach Manager,Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, Baltimore, MD; Ms. Diane Cashin, President and CEO, True North Enterprise, Washington, DC; Ms. Cynthia De Lorenzi, Chief Executive Officer, Success in the City, Fairfax, VA; Ms. Diane Brown, Vice President for Business Services at Prince Georges Community FCU, Bowie, MD; Ms. Sylvia Robertson, President, Aims Global, Washington, DC; Ms. Ifeoma Onyia, President & Director, MISS Health Care Group, Beltsville, MD; Ms. Justin Njafuh, Director of Nursing, Metro Homes, Washington, D; Ms. Justine Love, Director of Community and Public Affairs for CBS Radio Washington,DC; Ms. Renee J. Nash, Director of News and Public Affairs -WHUR 96.3 FM, DC; Dr. Chika Onyeani, Editor in Chief, The African Sun times, New York. Dr. Jill Biden, 2nd Lady of the United States is expected to attend.
A multicultural awards banquet and extravaganza will bring the conference to a close.
WETATi, a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, was founded to Advance and Challenge women to DARE to achieve their “impossible”- whatever it is that they once thought and/or were told was “impossible” in life.
It is a very unique and empowered women organization that is dedicated to challenging and inspiring women to DARE to achieve their ‘impossible’, regardless of their socio-economic status, geographical or other limitations. With WETATi, women are challenged to become a force for good in our world using several well thought out life-changing and personal development programs in our community,locally, nationally and internationally.
*For further information on registration and speakers, contact Brenda Chavis or Margaret Dureke at 301-326-6468 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Our website is www.wetati.com