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The First Lady of Cabo Verde, H.E. Ligia Fonseca attends the 2015 Africa/US Women Leaders Forum in New York City

The First Lady of Cabo Verde, H.E. Ligia Fonseca, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Africa/US Women Leaders Forum organized by African Horizons and taking place September 27-28 in New York City.

African Horizons is an important forum for women policy makers, scholars and business leaders gathering and exchanging ideas about one of the most dynamic economic region of the world-Africa. This Summit provides meaningful coverage on current trends in the dynamic economies of African countries as it relates to the United States Economy.

The emphasis this year is to highlight Africa women’s potential to grow and the complex issues still troubling the region’s economy. The forum intends to explore the role of women in regionalism and America’s role within Africa’s economies, Africa’s’ increasing capabilities as the world emerging market and in several other areas that will prove to be the cornerstones of tomorrow’s economy.

The 2015 forum focus on women, going by the theme of the forum “Exploring Frontiers: Confronting Challenges and Breaking New Ground” .

The First Lady will deliver her keynote to the women of Africa/US and the world in general and she will also receive the "Outstanding Leadership Award 2015".

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