100 Women in Finance in Africa

Program Partners: Executives in Africa and ASAFO & CO.
100 Women in Finance (100WF) will host a virtual Town Hall to walk through our organization’s mission, the power of peer networking, and the exciting plans we have in Africa.

With nearly 20,000 members in 27 locations globally, 100WF is committed to building a more diverse and gender equitable finance industry by promoting diversity of thought, raising visibility, and empowering women to find their personal path to success.

The 100WF community connects successful females across cultures, backgrounds, and race, encouraging and motivating each other to challenge the gender inequity in our industry.

We are looking to extend our community into Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Come share your experiences — we want to hear from you
In addition to us sharing with you, we would like to hear your experiences both in the industry and in peer networking. What has it meant for your career?

The event is open to all
Both 100WF members and non-members, especially in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa are invited to attend. 100WF members are also encouraged to invite their male and female colleagues to this event, regardless of membership, and to join 100WF.

This program will be in English and will be recorded.

Please email your questions in advance to or you may submit them during the session.
26 May 2021
08:00 AM N. America East Coast
01:00 PM London - Lagos
02:00 PM CET - Johannesburg
03:00 PM Nairobi
04:00 PM UAE
08:00 PM Hong Kong - Singapore
The program will begin promptly.
Amanda Pullinger
100 Women in Finance

Elizabeth Uwaifo
ASAFO & CO. London

Sarah FitzMorris
Executives in Africa
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If you have any questions about this event, please contact 100WF Africa Initiatives.

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Amanda Pullinger
Chief Executive Officer, 100 Women in Finance

Ms. Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance. She leads a staff team and provides direction to 500 volunteer practitioners globally. The organization, which now has nearly 20,000 registered members in 26 locations, is focused on empowering women in the finance industry and inspiring the next generation of pre-career young women. Ms. Pullinger is a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, where she was responsible, over a period of seven years, for managing marketing, investor relations and back office administration for two private investment funds. Ms. Pullinger is Chair and Non Executive Director of the Board of FlyPlymouth, based in Plymouth, UK. She also serves on the Boards of the HALO Trust (USA), the American Friends of The National Portrait Gallery (London) Foundation and as a Director on the Oxford University Alumni Board. She is President of the Brasenose Society, Vice Chair of the Women’s Network Forum and an Advisory Board Member of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (Harambe). Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board of The HALO Trust ( and served on the Board of Langone NYU Cancer Institute. She was on the founding Board of 100 Women in Finance, serving as its President for two years. She is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Ms. Pullinger graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Modern History. She earned an MBA from La Salle University, Philadelphia, in 1998, and received the Academic Award for MBA student of the year as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma designation.

Elizabeth Uwaifo
Managing Partner, ASAFO & CO. London

Elizabeth is the Managing Partner of ASAFO & CO. London. She is an English qualified finance lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in various major City of London law firms advising banks, financial institutions and corporates on a wide variety of finance, capital markets, derivatives and structured credit arrangements. Since 2014 Elizabeth’s practice has focused on Africa, using her extensive contacts across Africa to support her clients in structuring robust and sustainable investment arrangements. Her clients include corporate and financial institutions investing in Africa and Africa-based institutions accessing capital in international markets.

Sarah FitzMorris
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Executives in Africa

Sarah graduated from Oxford University in 1992 and worked in professional recruitment for ten years before moving into Emerging Markets Search in 2003 initially covering Financial Services in Russia and CIS. Having travelled extensively throughout East, West and Southern Africa, Sarah took the opportunity in 2008 to focus purely on the African markets. She co-founded Executives in Africa with Richard Putley in 2010 and has since worked on nearly 100 Search mandates across a range of C-level, Senior Management and Technical roles. Her specialist focus remains in Financial Services but with she also brings experience working with a range of clients across FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Media, Business Services, Charities, Manufacturing, Property, Energy and Oil & Gas Services in countries right across Africa. Sarah travels regularly to visit clients on the continent when possible and is passionate about delivering the very best talent, both African and expatriate where required, to contribute to the successful growth of businesses in Africa. She regularly speaks at Conferences, established the Professionals for Africa (PfA) network in the UK and is delighted now to be supporting 100 Women in Finance with growing their networks across Africa.
Executives in Africa
Executives in Africa (EiA) was established as an Executive Search Firm in 2010 by Sarah FitzMorris and Richard Putley. Through providing our clients with the best business leaders across the African Markets, we believe that we can have a positive and lasting impact on the continent as these leaders help unlock Africa’s potential. Now the largest Executive Search team focusing purely on roles based in Africa, our award-winning firm has delivered over 600 mandates in the past 11 years and has grown to over 30 search experts with French, Amharic, Portuguese and Arabic language capabilities. For more information about Executives in Africa, please visit

ASAFO & CO. is an international law firm established to deliver a unique and integrated offering of top tier legal services dedicated to Africa-related business. With experienced teams on the ground in key hubs across the African continent and a unique Pan-African footprint, ASAFO & CO. has positioned itself as Africa’s go-to international law firm. With 180 lawyers and legal professionals in Abidjan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, London, Mombasa, Nairobi, Paris and Washington D.C., the firm is involved in complex and far-reaching transactions, financings and dispute resolution matters in a broad range of sectors, including energy (conventional and renewable), infrastructure, natural resources (mining, oil and gas), telecommunications, as well as banking and financial services. ASAFO & CO. regularly acts for governments, States, private investors, developers, commercial and development banks, development financial institutions and investment funds. For more information about ASAFO & CO., please visit

100WF's 20th Anniversary
Throughout 2021, 100 Women in Finance will celebrate its twentieth year of operations with special events and recognition of the member volunteers who have built 100WF into today’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the global finance industry. Since its founding in 2001, 100WF’s pillars of Education, Peer Engagement and Impact have established a foundation of purpose, achievement and confidence that will guide the organization's future growth and focus on attaining its 30x40 Vision in the next twenty years.

100 Women in Finance
100 Women in Finance's near 20,000 registered members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.
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