10th Annual May Forum Recap

As the days ticked by, the anticipation built with each crossing off the calendar. Eyes were glued, watching with bated breath as the long-awaited Thursday approached. This was the moment we had been eagerly awaiting – the gathering we had marked on our calendars with fervent zeal: “AWiB’s 10th Annual May Forum.

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AWiB Annual May Forum 2024

AWiB’s May Forum, held every year at UNCC and attended by up to 500 participants, is about AWiB’s capacity and contribution to the nation. Organized for the tenth year the conference cultivates a culture of dialogue and reflection. With “Resilience for Safety & Sustainability” being AWiB’s 2024 theme, this year’s May Forum is “Agile Leadership: From Authority to Partnership.”

Journey From Struggle to Success

Despite the many gains of modern feminist movements all over the world, many still believe that women are less worthy of the same educational opportunities afforded to men.

Thriving Through Adversity

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” – Michelle Obama

Events, Contents, Workshops, Seminars, Roundtable Discussions and more programs for Personal & professional development.

AWiB in 2023

This is a compilation of all the activities, programs, and events that AWiB planned, organized, and implemented in the year 2023.


Women in Self-Employment (WISE) is one of the few organizations in Ethiopia that practices the Social Enterprise model, not only conceptually but also technically & practically. It is the collective work of three independent entities; WISE the non-governmental organization under which all were formed, Savings & Credit Cooperatives Union (SACCO Union) which is the umbrella body that provides different services to 100 SACCOs in Addis Ababa and Meleket Training Services, the income generating wing.


AWiB proudly presents the 2023 Women of Excellence (WOE) nominees. Every year, since 2012, we celebrate outstanding Ethiopian women who serve their communities and country relentlessly and tirelessly.