IDENTITY Since the turn of the 21st century, the phenomenal rise of the Diaspora to the top of international agenda, including at G7 meetings, as a factor of development and vector of international diplomacy, is based on Transnationalism. The essential character of a Transnational population is that members, as individuals or organizations, carry out simultaneous activities in both their country of origin or ancestry and country of residence. These include political, social, and economic participation. The dynamics explain the definition of Transnationalism as a process by which immigrants and descendants of immigrants create and sustain multi-stranded social relations that link together their societies of origin and residence. It provides more analytic insights on the formations and orientations of Diaspora communities and depicts daily practices, patterns, interactions, and the "use of Transnational Networks to strengthen their solidarity beyond national borders."
MISSION African Women of Essence encourages civic leadership and mentorship through personal examples that address the quality of life in the Continental African community of immigrants and descendants of immigrants from specific African countries.
MEMBERSHIP Membership is open to women who are involved in their cultural, local, national, or alumnae associations, African clubs and associations in schools in the Diaspora.
CURRENT PROGRAMS 1) Aunty - Niece Mentorship: Professional, academic, social and cultural Mentoring of Young Continental African girls in Middle and High School for holistic development.
2) Civic Rocks the Cause: Civic education and outreach for public participation and advocacy.
3)Leading by Values: Scheduled Salon Exchange, Networking, and Sharing Best Practices in Creating Pathways.
Formal Launching Event during International Women's Month: March 25, 2023. 7:30 pm. Dinner Gala and Recognition. Theme: Grace in Embrace of Equity: Cultural Resilience and Development Brilliance.