theme: 'Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth Through Self Development''
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African Diaspora Women Summit



Greetings and welcome to the 2nd African Diaspora Women Summit

On behalf of the planning committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 African Diaspora Women Summit, scheduled for Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of September 2018, at Melbourne Polytechnic, Collingwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia.

The 2018 theme is: “Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth through Self-Development.” This theme is drawn from the outcomes of the successful 2017 Summit. This year’s Summit focus is on solutions.  In line with this, our presenters and panelists are drawn from diverse walks of life including - Business, Leadership, Health, Academia, Politics, Investment, and Civil Society. We believe that their diverse experiences and thoughts will provide ideas and propose solutions for some of the global challenges.

This Summit shall provide opportunities to showcase the talent, skills and capabilities that exist within the African diaspora. It will provide prospects for talent and staff scouting by professionals and networking. It is also a platform for continuous learning and capacity building for both presenters and delegates. In line with this year’s theme: Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth through Self-Development,” the topics to be covered include:

  • African Advancement;
  • Leadership;
  • Building, Creating and Strengthening Networks;
  • The African Professionals in the Diaspora;
  • Success Stories (Brag time);
  • Research;
  • Emerging Businesses and Entrepreneurships;
  • Infrastructure: Arts, Science and Technological;
  • Health: Sexual and Mental Health; and
  • Family Violence with Service Delivery

I look forward to welcoming and engaging with every one of you in Melbourne, the most livable city in the world.  Come and experience the African and Australian hospitality, while feeding your mind and being part of the solution.

Mimmie Claudine Watts. Ph.D.

Convener, African Diaspora Women Summit
Academic &, Managing Director Achieve W. Global
Author, Sahara Piercing the Thatch Ceiling
Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission



Melbourne Polytechnic, Collingwood Campus
20 Otter St. Collingwood,  Melbourne

Who Should Attend

  • Service Providers
  • Leaders
  • Gender Advocates
  • Men & Women from all races and backgrounds

☎ Contact Us

Tel: +61 (0)409 694 244