My Invitation To Speak at The 2012 AWODIAG Symposium in Paris

Professional African Women of The Diaspora launch its first Annual Symposium in Paris. The Symposium will focus on “Economic Perspectives for Value Creation” in business and professional lives of  Female African and Caribbean living in Diaspora.

Ronke Lawal, PR and Marketing Agency Founder and Chief Executive of The Islington Chamber of Commerce will be speaking on her professional journey and key strategies to success. The Symposium takes place on January 28th 2012, at The French Parliament House in Paris.

Participation to the Symposium is free of charge but registration compulsory and will end on 16 January  2012. Ronke won “Inspiring Leader of the Year” at The Precious Awards 2011.


Many Professional African women of the Diaspora within Europe are faced with the double challenges of latent professional discrimination in their country of adoption and a governmental “blindness” on their existence in the country of origin. AWODIAG seeks to remedy these problems by bringing together Professional African Women in Diaspora from around the globe and Professional African Women living on the African Continent. AWODIAG will act as a lobbying body and professional think tank which seeks to address the issues of gender imbalances and racial discrimination within Europe.

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The Day I won The Inspiring Leadership Award Precious Awards

Here’s the official press releases about my award win! It was such a fantastic afternoon.


Ronke Lawal Wins Inspiring Leadership Award Precious Awards 2011

London, UK – Ronke Lawal, Chief Executive has won The Inspiring Leadership in the workplace at the 2011 Precious Awards held at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on October 27th.  This prestigious awards is in its 5th year and has been hailed by business leaders and politicians alike as a superb platform, recognising the achievements of BAME women.

Ronke Lawal joined the Islington Chamber of Commerce in January 2010 and has seen the chamber through difficult times, pursuing a steady strategy of growth and development in difficult times. “Not only have I been able to change perceptions of what is possible for women in business but I have also been able to champion business in all its forms. I still run my own business in marketing and business development and am a partner in a fashion label and see leadership through example as my main motivation.” – Ronke Lawal

The PRECIOUS Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those women of colour in business and leadership, who demonstrate exceptional determination, innovation and entrepreneurial skills and talent. “It is great to read of the impact which the Awards have had on previous winners, I am sure that their stories will help to inspire others and that the achievements of this year’s nominees will have the same effect”.  David Cameron | UK Prime Minister | PRECIOUS AWARDS 2009

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