01 Mar Women Africa
Women are faced with greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participate in social, political and economic spheres. This inequality has manifested into denial of opportunities in all facets of life – from public governance to access to education and employment.
The importance of having women’s voices in social and political leadership positions cannot be overemphasized. Women leaders have a positive impact on governance, reputation, economic success and encouraging other women to become leaders. When women are in positions of influence, they bring different perspectives and approaches to decision-making that results in a more inclusive society. Leadership is fundamental to women mobilization, and therefore a crucial factor for improving women’s participation in the democratic space.
As well as Leadership, Strategies; having a plan, process, approach and taking into consideration the skills, practices, competencies, and behaviors through which a specific leadership goal will be achieved is important.
The Women Initiative for Leadership Strategy and Innovation in Africa (Women Africa) was therefore set up to develop women’s leadership strategies to enable them to take advantage of their strengths and opportunities for equal and competitive participation in the home, communities and public sphere.