African women, as leaders and decision makers, are integral to the continent’s growth and development. Recent years have seen huge steps being made towards greater female representation in executive positions of power and decision – making. Even with this current progress, there is still a long way to go. African women face major challenges and obstacles as all the world does, however, whether these problems are poverty or violence, the underlining problem in these universal challenges is in how they have women bear the brunt of it all. "Women who are leaders in their field and those coming up behind them find having to contend with patriarchal structural discrimination in the workplace. Yet, in the same environments that seek to undermine and side-line them, they must be leaders that are constantly considerate of how their own efforts can contribute to the global effort of women trying to sensitize the world to the unwarranted and unacceptable marginalization of women, which deprives them of their human rights", says Rachel Mayanja, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.
The Memoirs for Tomorrow Webinar Series
The Memoirs for Tomorrow series will be a series that speaks exactly to this. In the facilitation of intergenerational one on one conversations with phenomenal women who are experts and leaders in their fields and young rising stars- The series seeks to directly affect the production and quality of female leaders by bridging the ages for the sake of the future. The conversations seek to go beyond the discussion of common shared struggles amongst women which continue to remain as a constant hindrance in the leadership journeys of these women. The dialogue looks into how each leader, from each generation, faced her respective struggle and what women can learn from these journeys. The conversations will also look at the various elements that make female leadership unique. Every conversation will deal with a different aspect of personal development within leadership.
These will include:
-Self-love and cultivating the power of your voice
-Female leadership amongst men
-Self-worth and understanding the power of the “value-add” that you bring to the table
-Having the courage to pursue your dreams
-Self – awareness in leaders (covering healing and emotional wellness)
We hope that these conversations will leave female participants encouraged to lead by being their authentic, fearless self. This is crucial in a world that has been ordered in such a way that women are constantly having to adjust and change themselves to be able to navigate the corridors of leadership.
Location: Constitution Hill Facebook Live Page
- Topic: Leading with courage and cultivating the power of your voice
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM, 21 August 2020
- Topic: Self-worth and knowing the value add that you bring to the table
Time: 5:00PM- 6:00PM, 21 August 2020
- Topic: Self Awareness, emotional intelligence and well – being.
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM, 22 August 2020
- Topic: Leading Amongst Men
Time: 11:00AM– 12:00PM on 22 August 2020