About Us


Building Strategic Alliances

The Women's Empowerment Network was founded on the principle to connect women from diverse backgrounds who share one common trait - they are driven to succeed. The women in WE Network are executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians, artists, advocates, writers, and educators. 


The WE Network is a leading women's organization committed to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, promoting professional and personal development, and connecting women globally.

Mai Burnette, Founder and CEO

Maimuna (Mai) Zubairu-Burnette is a Mother, Businesswoman, award-winning International Management Consultant, Career Strategist, Chef,  Women's Advocate, and Inspirational Speaker. 

Mai is the CEO of  Zub Global, LLC, a management consulting firm, founder and CEO of Women's Empowerment Network (WE Network), and owner of Mai's Kitchen Food Service. She serves as the U.S. Ghana Chamber of Commerce Ambassador to Sierra Leone and International Adviser on The Woman Behind the Business (WBB)  board.


Mai was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and immigrated to the U.S. at age 9.  She resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Mai obtained an undergrad degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, and an M.B.A in Management from Frostburg State University. 

She's passionate about people and enjoys empowering others to achieve their goals.  She's active in both the African American and African communities, where she provides mentoring, advice and resources to others. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Aziza, traveling, cooking, and learning.