Photo of Mrs. Maryam Mairo Tambuwal, First Lady Sokoto State, Nigeria, during 2017 GFLA Annual Meeting.

Photo of Mrs. Maryam Mairo Tambuwal, First Lady Sokoto State, Nigeria, during 2017 GFLA Annual Meeting.

 

The position of First Lady is one of the most influential and visible roles on the national and world stage. Yet it comes without a job description, or guaranteed resources. The Global First Ladies Alliance draws upon ten years of experience working with more than 45 First Ladies and their Offices to set and implement priorities, establish strategic partnerships, and develop strategies to generate positive impact. GFLA hosts annual summits in New York and Africa, and runs a mentored Fellowship for First Ladies’ senior staff. Follow this work via @gflaorg on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“Today's (GFLA program) discussions were very useful. I am convinced that as role models, change-makers, and leaders in our respective countries, we are increasingly realizing our potential and must now take specific steps alongside our development partners to improve our existing projects and programs to positively change the lives of our people.”

  • Mrs. Penehupifo Pohamba, former First Lady of Namibia