In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, media entrepreneur, author and Chairman of the AW Network, Adebola Williams, has stepped up efforts at advancing the course of women and the girl child in Africa by embarking on a series of female gender-focused activities.
Starting from Nigeria, Williams organised a private screening of the blockbuster movie, Woman King, hosting the Consul General of France, Laurence Monmayrant, with girls from ten selected schools across Lagos. Starring African-American actress Viola Davies, the historical epic film highlights the gallantry and exploits of inspired and empowered African women.
“The world always tells women who they can be; it always wants to control women. It is, therefore, important that we have stories and symbols that show what you can become,” Williams said while speaking at the screening.
The media entrepreneur also gifted the girls copies of his riveting book ‘African Power Girls’. Williams authored the book to inspire and empower a new generation of young girls.
Taking further the message, Williams spoke at the 2022 African Philanthropy Forum Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.
At a separate engagement in Casablanca, Morocco, Williams engaged fellow Choiseul Laureates at the Choiseul Africa Business Forum on closing the gender gap in all their areas of influence. He also secured partnerships to amplify his book’s poignant message. He has done advocacy in Liberia and Botswana as well.