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International Women Day
  • A new finding now shows that women are now taking the lead in the transformation of Africa as the continent makes tremendous progress driving gender parity
  • Zuri Foundation Chief Executive Officer Norah Muthoni Mumo said the past three years have seen an increase in women’s participation in societal transformation
  • Accelerating progress towards gender parity could boost African economies by the equivalent of 10 per cent of their collective GDP by 2025

A new finding by Zuri Foundation indicates that women are now taking the lead in the transformation of Africa as the continent makes tremendous progress driving gender parity.

Zuri Foundation Chief Executive Officer Norah Muthoni Mumo said the past three years had seen an increase in women’s participation towards societal transformation in various fields, including political leadership, senior managerial positions, entrepreneurship, and sports and culture.

“More women are now in political leadership positions; women in corporate boards in Kenya …

Women entrepreneurs from Africa have a reason to smile following a move by the African Development Bank Group to launch a project seeking to enhance viability and sustainability of these businesses.

While all countries will be considered, preference will be given to proposals implemented in the following countries: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republique of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa,Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia to align with the ongoing Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Guarantee for Growth Program pipeline.

The AFAWA program dubbed allows entrepreneurship enablers, which include business associations and civil society organizations, play an important role in empowering women to establish bankable SMEs and other businesses.

However, the enablers themselves often face challenges, such as long-term growth plans and lack of financing, which reduce their reach, impact and sustainability.

Funding requests may be for a specific project or for an indicative program …

Sahera Sumar is the epitome of what a global citizen represents. Having travelled to over 25 countries and delivered programs to diverse industries, sectors and cultures, Sumar has become a beacon of strength, knowledge and hope for women all over the world.

Equipped with her passion for capacity building and her expertise in leadership, talent and organisational development, Sumar is set to embark on her next big project.

The project; Worldwide SHEroes, will see successful global leaders engage, empower, enable and mentor women leaders; sculpting them into women who are admired or idealised for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Worldwide SHEroes will provide women around the world with a global network of mentors and leaders who will share their collective wisdom. The goal of the platform is to accelerate the journey of women into positions of leadership and influence while at the same time improving their economic equity …