A non-governmental organisation is set to launch women empowerment initiative, When Women Win, to enable women to discover themselves, be motivated and coached to reach their maximum potential.
According to a statement issued by the WWW, the initiative will be launched on March 9.
It said the initiative aimed to not only celebrate and advocate for women, but also to bridge the inequality gap between men and women.
The statement said though women made up 49.6 per cent of the world’s population, female world leaders and presidents were less than 10 per cent of recognised world leaders.
The statement said the core principle of the initiative was in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of empowering women and achieving equality as a vital to the development of Africa, adding that when more women were empowered, they would become better contributors to economic development.
According to the South African Director, Global Women’s Initiative, Tumi Frazier, the issue of inequality cuts across all sectors of the society including education, politics and governance.
Frazier said she, alongside award winning architect, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jumoke Adenowo, and the Head of Public Affairs, United States Consulate, Darcy Zotter, would be headlining the debut of When Women Win Experience at the forum.
According to the statement, the WWW Experience themed ‘Reach for the Stars’, will inspire and teach participants through talks, music, spoken word, training and coaching classes.
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