Role of women in Lusaphone economies to be explored in Lisbon

September 24, 2019 - 02:00
Role of women in Lusaphone economies to be explored in Lisbon

Africa’s most successful businesswoman Isabel dos Santos will attend forum on role of Lusaphone businesswomen


LISBON, PORTUGAL - Media OutReach - 24 September 2019 The role of women inbusiness has gained much attention in recent years, and on 23 SeptemberLusophone countries will gather in Lisbon, Portugal, and discuss the topic intheir countries.


Africa's mostsuccessful businesswoman Isabel dos Santos will be in attendance, both as oneof the continent's female success stories and as a fierce advocate for the roleof women in the economy. She will speak on a panel discussing innovation.Another two panels discussing internationalization and mobility will also be held.


The InternationalForum on Mobility and Innovation will be hostedby the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), and will discuss howbest to promote the role of women in CPLP economies and promote them intoleadership positions.


The forum,organized by CPLP Federation of Women Entrepreneurs, will be attended by over200 individuals from the community's nine CPLP member states, as well as fromobserver countries. Dos Santos, a native of Angola, has extensive investmentsboth in Portugal and other CPLP countries.


There are ninemember states of the CPLP: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde,Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor, and Equatorial Guinea.


The CPLPFederation of Women Entrepreneurs was founded in 2016. Other femaleparticipants in the forum include: aviation businesswoman Marianela Mirpuri,president of the Cape Verdean Businesspeople Association Ana Denise LimaBarber, and Rita Nabeiro, CEO of AdegaMayor.


Isabel dosSantos will also be speaking at the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in NewYork on 25 September. That forum will discuss restoring global stability in themidst of environmental and economic instability. Leaders will explore how globalpartnerships and international investment can both prevent climate change andpromote free trade.