27th October 2015
VIOLA LLEWELLYN, TO SPEAK AT WILTON PARK CONFERENCE:
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES, SETTING THE AMBITION’
LONDON, UK – It was confirmed today that Viola Llewellyn, Chief Operations Officer of Ovamba Solutions, Inc. has been invited to speak on a panel at the prestigious Wilton Park conference The conference will take place on Thursday the 29th of October 2015 at Wilton House in West Sussex England. The programme is part of the ‘Week of Women’ summit, organized jointly by “Wilton Park” and “Women of the Future” and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.
Ms. Llewellyn will be participating on a panel entitled “Setting the Ambition” and aims to contextualize and define objectives for female participation in political and economic spheres – women are a critical yet largely undervalued resource. Joining Ms. Llewellyn on this panel are, Sue Lawton of WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy International) and an as yet to be confirmed senior director from Morgan Stanley.
“We are moving into an era where women have to define for themselves where best they wish to place themselves globally”, Viola Llewellyn said. She also added, “Wherever there is a decision or impact to be made, where economies are affected and strategy is crucial…that is where we [women] should be. This is not a ‘nice to have’, it is a pressing imperative and we need initiatives that will train and support women so that they can seamlessly move into these position”.
This Wilton Park roundtable will allow participants from a range of countries and stakeholder groups to examine the current level of engagement in different regions; will identify where action could be taken to deliver results most quickly; and will evaluate the potential impact of increased empowerment of women and girls in politics and the economy.
About Viola Llewellyn
Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and Global Chief Operations Officer of Ovamba Solutions, Inc. (www.Ovamba.com). Ovamba is Africa’s first “Market Place Lending” technology platform created to fund African SME businesses. Ms. Llewellyn is an honorary member of the board of trustees for the “International Women’s Think Tank” (www.iwthinktank.org) in Atlanta, Georgia where she guides IWTT on STEM issues, career and education development for girls, young women and globalization, she is on the advisory boards of the “Cameroonian American Chamber of Commerce” (CAMAM) in Maryland, USA, and on the Board of Africa’s leading tech hub and incubator ActivSpaces in Cameroon (www.ActivSpaces.com) where she drives female inclusion in Africa’s developing tech landscape.
About Wilton Park
Wilton Park is an executive agency of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office providing a global forum for strategic discussions. It organizes approximately sixty five discussions forums a year in the UK and overseas, bringing together leading representatives from the worlds of politics, business, academia, diplomacy, civil society and media. Events focus on issues of international security, prosperity and justice.
For more information about the programme go to www.wiltonpark.org.uk
Adeline Sede Kamga
UK: +44 (0) 7961189707