2020 Virtual Events

In 2020 AWDF-USA hosted its virtual events to gather African women in the Diaspora to focus on our innovations and our investments. Both events were hosted with over 50+ women in attendance. On Thursday, April 16th the first session entitled “Our Stories, Our Innovations: African Women’s Realities and Responses to the Impact of Co-Vid 19.” The session was guided by Obenewa Amponsah, a South Africa-based Transformational Coach, Speaker and Facilitator, recently featured on our #AmplifyHer campaign. For more on the session visit our youtube channel
Our second session was hosted Thursday, April 30th titled “Our Stories, Our Investments: African Women’s Philanthropy in the era of COVID-19.” The session was guided by Ghana-based Abigail Burgesson, Special Programs Manager – African Women’s Development Fund. In attendance were several friends of AWDF-USA from the philanthropy space.
Our Third event titled AmplifyHer Over Coffee hosted Adjoa Duker and Akua Ampadu, the event gathered African women healthcare professionals to host a communal gathering to discuss the impact, response of COVID-19 on African communities in the US.

Afriwomen 2019

During the Commission on the status of women in March 2019 AWDF-USA convened its annual gathering for its Afriwomen hangout event. Over 30 African women gathered and discussed the importance of mentorship in career, youth philanthropy, mental health and well being. The event was attended by various AWDF-USA board members along with African women from across the diaspora as well as the continent.


More than 20 women gathered at the American Jewish World Service for a morning of intergenerational community building and mentorship conversations.


In March 2016 we hosted “Passionate Legacies,” a gala in New York City to celebrate 15 years of AWDF’s operation as an organization. We were grateful to have a number of legendary African women leaders in attendance


As of 2017, our sister organization AWDF has provided more than $34.2 million in grants to 1,323 women-led and women-serving organizations in 45 countries in Africa and the Middle East. These are some of the human faces that have benefitted from that work.