ALN seeks to promote a platform that is inclusive and representative of all its members.
In 2017, we celebrated yet another step in this direction, by creating a dedicated forum for the promotion of women in our network.
Our members are men and women from diverse backgrounds with a shared goal, to utilise their knowledge, network and resources in a collaborative effort to support the advancement of Africa and its people. ALN Women is aligned with this overall objective — to support established leaders whilst growing the next generation of leaders for Africa.
We hope the network will be
A platform for committed and self-motivated people who support its shared objectives
An inclusive network of enthusiastic and committed volunteers
Focused on meaningful objectives & results that advance gender inclusive outcomes
Collaborative, providing a supportive community for the upliftment of women
We hope the network will not
Feel like an imposition on women, nor an obligation for anyone to join
Be a forum that is exclusive or exclusionary
Attempt to take on too many issues to become inadvertently unfocused
Identify problems without attempting to offer tangible solutions or influence change
How we live our values
We are individually and collectively positively passionate about Africa
We contribute in a multitude of ways through our work, community activities or network participation
We embrace the diversity in our network and seek to support one another as best we can
We share any knowledge, skill, experience or opportunity that may be helpful to another member
We celebrate one another’s successes
What has been achieved so far
Engagement with ALN Women through surveys, Whatsapp group, emails and conference calls on suggestions and ideas on how the network should evolve
Alignment and inclusion of ALN Women sessions within the ALN Gathering’s theme and overall agenda
Increased representation of women on panels and dedicated networking sessions at ALN2017