Empowering Women in Leadership is a Serious Necessity
|March 18, 2016||Posted by Assegid under Africa, Ethiopia, Events, Leadership, Updates, USA||
It’s an illusion to think that any effort at family, community, national, and global levels succeeds without the full involvement of women. Not just mere participation, when we allow women to be at the front and leading. That is then, we harvest the results of a smart choice as a society. It’s smart to empower more than half of our population, and those women who shoulder more than 75% of the responsibilities and tasks behind the scene.
But, both women and progressive men should make sure to increase the capacity of women. Mere positioning of women in leadership position is futile, to say the least. They cannot succeed in their leadership without proper empowerment.
Though the proactive roles of men in promoting women in leadership is necessary, women themselves should play a proactive role. They shouldn’t wait until they’re given the opportunity to lead. Leadership is their birthright! They should go for it. They should take it by ‘force’ 🙂
This is especially important in Ethiopia. A county like Ethiopia, which is constantly challenged by chronic famine, poor governance, corruption, and so on, needs its women more than ever. Having our women in leadership is not a luxury. It’s a must!
Come and honor Dr. Miagenet (see the attached flyer for detail) who was an exemplary woman leader who dedicated her life for the rights of women. Honoring such committed women leaders, who are at the front and leading regardless of the odds that confront them, would inspire other women to take leadership. When we admire and appreciate those who have already ventured to take leadership, those who are tentative and behind the scene will come forth and join the movement.
The movement to empower our women in leadership is OUR movement, not just women’s movement…