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2nd African Women's Summit, 2012
The second African Women's Economic Summit, AWES 2012, an initiative of New Faces New Voices in partnership with the African Development Bank took place from the 12-14 July 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. The Summit brought together a high-level audience of African and global decision makers, regulators, stakeholders and innovators in government, business and civil society from all five regions of the African continent and beyond. It sought to find more innovative ways to accelerate the growth of the female economy and support development imperatives on the continent. Sessions focused on Increasing Women's Access to Finance; Strengthening the Female Economy in Africa; Beyond Micro-enterprises; The Challenge of Capital Deployment; Multiplying the Faces and Amplifying the Voices of Women; Government-Led Efforts To Promote Financial Inclusion For Women; Financial Innovation: Leveraging on Cell-phone Banking; and Changing Mindsets: Raising Awareness About Unconscious Bias.