Raising Girls' Ambition (RAGA 2017) is an annual conference that brings to fore global issues concerning women and girls. The theme for this year is "Advancing Women's Leadership for Sustainable Development in Africa and Beyond". October 11-13, 2017, at Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. In spite of recent gains, African women are still scarce in political, technology, applied sciences and higher education leadership. Can development be sustained without women in key places?