Under the high patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI

The Women in Africa (WIA) initiative is an international platform for economic development and mentoring of African women leaders with strong potential. Its ambitions are twofold: to unleash the potential of a new generation of African female leaders at all levels of civil and government responsibility, and to connect African and international women leaders in the pursuit of an innovative and inclusive Africa.

The World Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, is the annual highlight of the meetings convened by our Initiative. Held in Africa, it brings together fresh local talents and the decision-makers who are committed to transforming the continent.

In 2017, the first edition of this international event was attended by 400 participants, 18% of whom were men, from 39 countries, including 22 from Africa.

In 2018, the annual World Summit in Marrakech attracted more than 500 participants from over 70 countries.

We look forward to seeing you on 27 and 28 June 2019 in Marrakech for the 3rd edition.

Why did we choose Marrakech? The ocher city, the crown jewel of tourism in the Cherifian kingdom, offers all the appropriate infrastructures, a qualified workforce and an unprecedented sense of hospitality.

Its inspiring setting has proven to be the ideal venue for us to bring together international and pan-African companies that are willing to integrate the gender dimension into their decision-making.