She Trades: Empowering African Women Entrepreneurs through Tourism

She Trades: Empowering African Women Entrepreneurs through Tourism

6 Nov 2018, 11:45 - 12:30

Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone - AF190

This panel brings together women who own tourism SMEs in the tourism sector in Kenya and Ghana. How can women in tourism best supported and connected to the international market to enhance the business opportunities valuable to them and to empower them?


  • Libby Owen-Edmunds


    Senior Tourism Advisor


    Libby Owen-Edmunds is a highly experienced Tourism and Private Sector Development specialist. For the past 17 years she has been working at the...

  • Mary Ragui


    Board Member

    Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)

    Mary Ragui has over 24 years’ experience in the tourism and logistics industry. She is an expert in strategic tourism management and logistics...

  • Michelle Kristy


    Associate Expert

    SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre

    Michelle Kristy is an Associate Expert in the Women and Trade Programme of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a United Nations development agency....

  • Sarah Clayton Turner



    Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE)

    Sarah Clayton Turner is a strong advocate of women in business, particularly women in travel having been Chair of the Association of Women Travel...

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