At Women in Africa Initiative, we believe that women and men need to work hand in hand. The empowerment of African women is not possible without the commitment of men.
The African Man Of the Year Award is an original initiative that intend to highlight men’s outstanding commitment to promoting women and mainstreaming gender in African socio-economic scene.
Women in Africa decided to elect each year the African man of the year during the Annual Summit in Marrakesh, that will ocurr in 2019 in June, 27 & 28th.
Focus on the African Man Of The Year 2018
Influencer in his environment, Badreddine Ouali is the Founder and President of Vermeg (Insurance and finance software).
Engaged for gender equality and parity, he signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles in 2015 – a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
He also initiated the “Empowered by Vermeg” program with a statement on equal employment opportunities (EEO) – Vermeg’s goal is to increase diversity through the representation of women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientation, and people with disabilities. Programs are designed to comply with all applicable state and local laws and regulations, and cover all human resource actions, including employment, remuneration, transfers, promotions, and social and recreational programs.