“I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. Its something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time, not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labelled woman to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world, and we should be given every opportunity”.
“Nothing is more important than taking up space in the society”.
Miss universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi
The year was 2016 when President Cyril Ramaphosa,(then Deputy President) mentioned in an address he made “the face of poverty is a black woman”. It unsettled me for a very long time. The truth in his words is unimaginable. African women have been marginalised for the longest of time.
Young African women, gifted, educated and talented women trying to break barriers. Barriers of inequalities, sexual harassment, Unemployment, Entrepreneurship and occupying executive roles. In commemorating youth month, I share thought-provoking conversations with young African women. We will be sharing experiences of gender inequalities, sexual harassment, youth unemployment, Entrepreneurship , Education, and leadership roles.
These women will be telling authentic and life changing stories. Follow their journeys and be inspired. The time to take up space is now.
Afrika’s pillars, its time to take up spaces!