The 5th AWiB May forum – Transformation


From top left to right: Haddis Tadesse, Selome Tadesse, Nadia Waber, Khalid Bomba, Tihtina Legesse,
From Bottom left to right: Billene Seyoum, Konjit Seyoum, Yesuf Reja, Terhas Mezgebe, Tizita Abeje

The AWiB May Forum is a yearly event hosting more than 500 participants at a time, and aiming to cultivate a culture of dialogue and reflection. This year, the theme is ‘Transformation: Personal, Organizational, and Cultural’. To sustain positive change generated in the self, in organization and culture, a focus is required on articulating what transformation means, how it is initiated, initiated and sustained through personal and collective endeavors., is dedicated to promote the mindset, practices and systems conducive for transformation.

  1. Transformation: what does it entail?
  2. Why is transformation critical?
  3. Personal Transformation
  4. Organizational Transformation
  5. Cultural Transformation: what is it?
  6. Sessions at the Forum

As part of addressing critical issues that affect personal and professional transformation, through this forum, AWiB intends to achieve the following:

  1. Hold an inquiry as efforts are made to enable women to contribute to the country’s transformation, especially through their roles as female parliamentarians: the accomplishments and areas of development,
  2. Explore what elements and practices enable whole organizations to transform and contribute substantially to the development of their country,
  3. Learn how new cultural practices can enable individuals to transform personally and professionally, through the benefits of belonging to a norm-defying network,
  4. Network with professionals, business leaders and change agents.

There will be three mid-morning breakout sessions, followed by an afternoon plenary gathering. These are:

  1. Women Parliamentarians: What is their Role in the Transformation of Ethiopia?
  2. High Performing Organizations: How are they shaped by Transformation?
  3. Cultural Transformation: the Case of AWiB, and
  4. Vulnerability, a Measure of Courage

The questions to be explored with Female Parliamentarians include the following

  • How do women parliamentarians in Ethiopia fare in terms of participation and engagement? What have they accomplished for the wellbeing of other women in the country? What have they learned so far?
  • What is their role in transforming the country, with the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) 2?

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Join AWiB on Thursday, 26th May, 2016, at the UNECA for a one-day forum with prominent speakers, eminent personalities and leaders, to be inspired and re-energized, and to work on your next steps of personal, business and professional development. 

Place: UN Conference Center Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: Members 600 Non Members 900 Refreshments and Buffet Lunch included.
For more information: email: or call +251 947 350 259