IAWL Launches WE LEAD Network in Ghana



Accra, Ghana

June 23, 2022

The Institute for African Women in Law held our second Women Experts in Law for Equality and Development (WE LEAD) event in Accra, Ghana on Friday, June 17. WE LEAD is a global network of African women in law with expertise in all areas of the law. Our goal with WE LEAD is to connect African women in law, amplify their work, and create opportunities for leadership.

In collaboration with AB & David, Africa, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, and ENSafrica, we convened women experts in law at Labadi Beach Hotel to socialize, sensitize, and strategize on how we can work collectively to support women in law.

In attendance was a group of remarkable guests coming from various legal positions in Ghana yet united by the vision of WE LEAD to build a community for women in law devoted to using the law as a tool for positive societal change and development.

Mrs. Isabel Boaten, the Managing Partner at AB & David Ghana and IAWL Board member, opened the gathering with some remarks:

...I spent too many years avoiding the light. I could have lit the path for many more people if I had recognized this duty and turned my fear into excitement. I encourage everybody who will lend an ear and who is as accomplished as all of you here to shine. Nurturing and supporting each other is a great way to shine the light on each other to create a galaxy of unstoppable women. I am excited to be here and I look forward to learning from all of you.

IAWL Founder and Executive Director, Prof. J. Jarpa Dawuni, s