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Global Conversations DIGITAL: Women Powering Africa’s Recovery, with Efe Ukala

March 17 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Access to business financing remains a major constraint for women, particularly in developing countries. Bridging that financing gap and empowering women entrepreneurs is one key to women realizing their full economic potential.

This March we celebrate International Women’s Day with a special presentation honoring women business owners.

Efe Ukala is the founder of ImpactHER, an international nonprofit helping African female entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of globally competitive businesses. She will present the results of ImpactHER’s 2020 survey of the effects of Covid-19 on female business owners throughout Africa. In addition, she will describe specific steps taken by some entrepreneurs who transformed their businesses into stronger, more resilient enterprises.

This event will be livestreamed, with links provided to registrants.


About the Speaker

Efe Ukala is an experienced private equity lawyer and currently serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Company,  where she advises institutional investors. She has extensive experience in private and public investments arising out of frontier markets. Ms. Ukala received her A.B. from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. She was an elected member of the board of the University of Chicago Black Alumni Association and Vice President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys NYC

Presented in partnership with the TeamWomen, Friends of the Minneapolis Central LibraryHennepin County Library – Minneapolis CentralLandmark Center, Edina Senior CenterFriends of the Edina LibraryMinneapolis Public Schools Community EducationPlymouth Library, and Washburn Library.


If you are registering from outside the United States please register HERE. If you are registering from within the United States, please submit the form below. 




March 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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