Investing in the Next Generation of African Diaspora Leaders, One Woman at a Time
The mission of the Diaspora African Women's Network is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs.
I love being able to connect with other women from some of the brightest and most inspiring women of the Diaspora in the DAWN network. This has lead to many networking opportunities, as well as long lasting friendships. I love the support and knowledge sharing that happens at DAWN. Being a part of DAWN has truly been a life changing experience.
As a DAWNer, I greatly appreciate the opportunities we have to attend special Africa & women's related events. I am committed to doing my part to provide more opportunities like this for other women in Africa and the Diaspora when I can.
I have enjoyed being a member of DAWN for the simple fact that I get to interact with women who share the same interests as myself. All of the women involved in DAWN are motivated, inspirational and always eager to help one another in addition to sharing a plethora of Africa-related opportunities.
“I am proud to be a member of DAWN because it is a group of friendly and supportive women. I am inspired and motivated by all of the members who are excelling in their chosen professions and I am honored to be involved in the mentorship program which allows me to provide guidance to the younger generation. I also find the listerv very informative and it keeps me updated on academic-oriented events regarding Africa. I think DAWN is a wonderful organization.”
“DAWN has made me feel like I belong to a network of women from the diaspora. I can enter a room with more confidence knowing that I have the support of others in the room (audience or panel) and can not only call on them, but know that they will be there. This is a rare gift in a city like Washington, DC.”
“I have found in DAWN a supportive community of professional women, who are open to sharing experiences, ideas, and opportunities. DAWNers are always ready and willing to answer the call, the Hope for Haiti Campaign was created within 48-hours of the country’s devastating earthquake, we’ve supported families through food and toy drives, and have participated in outreach through the SEEDS mentoring program and participation in a variety of community events. I’m proud to be a member of DAWN and encourage others to join.”
“I love DAWN because it is an ensemble of some of the most dynamic African women in the country. I admire my DAWN sistas for their passion and commitment to African- and women-centered approaches to education, policy making, health care, and even entertainment. We have a genuine commitment to service and to building strong communities. DAWNers have such broad experiences that whether I need a mentor, the inside track on a job opportunity, the itinerary for Clinton’s visit to Africa, or the name of a hot dance club in Nairobi, I can count on at least one of my DAWN sistas to come through.”