Shea Yeleen is pleased to honor one of our shea producer partners, Eugenia Akuete, at benefit receptions in New York City and Washington, DC. The events will highlight Ms. Akuete’s work as an innovative leader and trainer supporting the development of women’s shea butter co-operatives in Ghana.
Please join us as we celebrate an inspiring individual who empowers women to succeed.
Your support will allow us to continue our work in Ghana. Tickets for both events are $25 and can be purchased on eventbrite (see below). Food and beverages will be served.
NYC featured speaker, Erin Vilardi: Erin Vilardi is the Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project. The White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency. Ms.Vilardi oversees the award-winning Vote, Run, Lead training program which provides women across the US with the skills and confidence to run for office. Vilardi help launch this political leadership training at WHP in 2004, and has since trained over 6,000 women to lead a political life.
DC featured speaker, Dr. Laurie-Ann C. Agama: Dr. Laurie-Ann C. Agama is the Director for African Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Dr. Agama is responsible for advancing U.S. policies on international trade and investment issues as they relate to sub-Saharan Africa and bilateral, regional and multilateral initiatives to enhance U.S. trade and economic cooperation with the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.