The Women on Boards Network Liberia (WOBNL) Holds First General Board Meeting, Elect Officials

The Woman on Boards Network Liberia recently held its 2020 Executive Board Executives, those elected include:

  • Mai Bright Urey – President
  • Barkue Tubman Zawolo – Vice President
  • Lilian Best – Secretary
  • Esther Paegar – Treasurer
  • Veda Simpson – Member
  • Sangai Brisbane – Member
  • Facia B. Harris – Member
  • Milton A. Weeks – Member
  • DeWitt Von Ballmoos – Member

The election process was observed by Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Marjon Kamara, and Mr. Francis Dennis, Past President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, Ms. Jacqueline Williams, Governance and Leadership Development Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator with the International Finance Corporation; and Ms. Mmenbeydo Joah, CEO of the Organization for Women and Children.

The Women on Boards Network Liberia was founded in March 2018, with support from the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), to promote gender diversity and good governance across Liberia’s public and private sectors.

The Network is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote good and inclusive governance, innovation and sustainable economic growth in Liberia by equipping and promoting seasoned female professionals for leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

By infusing governance structures with irreplaceable female talent and insight, we can exponentially accelerate growth and enhance corporate governance across the Liberian economy.

We, therefore, aim to identify, equip and promote seasoned female professionals to fill existing board positions and to facilitate the creation of new boards for SMEs.

A press release issued by the organization last week said.

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