May Forum 2022 – Program

AWiB’s Annual Professional & Self Development May Forum will be held on May 26th, 2022 at UNCC

This year’s theme:
“Ethnic Politics and Leadership”


8:30 -9:00 Guests taking their seats

9:00   A short Video on Why AWiB Matters & Opening Speech by AWiB’s 2021 President Kemer Temam, Managing Director and co-founder at Barsebe Industries

9:45 Keynote speech By Aster Birke Asfaw, a freelance consultant in democracy/governance, peacebuilding, system strengthening, and women empowerment.

10:30-11:30 Coffee/tea Break

11:30-13:30 Parallel sessions:

  • Leadership in Ethnic Politics
    • Fasil Nahum, a Constitutional Lawyer & Author (Panelist)
    • Sisay Alemahu, Associate Professor at the School of Law, College of Law & Governance Studies, AAU (Panelist)
    • Seble Hailu, former AWIB President, Counselor & Marketing Manager at Wudassie Diagnostic Center (Panelist)
    • Abigeya Getachew, a Reform Coordinator & Assistant to the Chief Justice at the Office of the Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia (Moderator)
  • Communicating your Vision”
    • Helina Girma, an international trainer, speaker, and certified coach (Speaker)
    • Roman Tafessework Managing Director, Boston Partners (Kuriftu Chain Resorts) (Moderator)
  • Developing and Practicing Critical Thinking
    • Eskender Kassa, Founder, CEO, and Executive Coach of Let Individual Transformation for a Higher World Solution – LITHWS (Speaker)
    • Nebat Abbas, a human resource professional, Founder & General Manager of Phoenix Business Consulting (Moderator)

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Let’s Network activities & AWiB’s partners’ products exhibits

15:30- 17:30 Women in Lead: Accomplished Women sharing their inspiring journeys

  • Genet Kebede, Founder of Paradise Fashion (Speaker)
  • Dr Teguest Guerma, Founder and CEO of LeDeG Midwifery College (Speaker)
  • Andinet Feleke, Manager at Jacarnda Tours PLC (Speaker)
  • Kemer Temam, AWiB’s 2021 President, Managing Director and co-founder at Barsebe Industries (Moderator)

17:30-18:00 “Why AWiB”, closing remarks & a short film on AWiB 2019 WOE

For tickets call: 011-663-1016/0223/ 0947-350259 email:

Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM -6:00 PM
Investment: 1000 Birr for Members, 1500 birr for Non-Members. Tickets are available at AWiB office on Haile Gebreselassie St, Seleshi Sehin Bldg. # 807 Phone: 0947-350259

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