News Catch-Up | Women’s Edition

Today we are focusing on news about all the amazing women out there!

Business Insider Africa: Interview with 8 Powerful Women

To mark International Women’s Day this year, Business Insider Africa had the chance to interview eight powerful female executives in Africa to uncover each woman leader’s tenacity, how they pushed boundaries and found the balance to rise to the top of their industry.

These women manage, orchestrate, lead and make vital decisions: Find out what #ChooseToChallenge means to these eight women leaders, how they pushed boundaries and found the balance to rise to the top of their industry. It may not be what you expected, read more here

UN’s Generation Equality

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Learn about some of the activists making a change under the UN’s banner of Generation Equality.

  1. Joseph Mujiji, Burundian activist changing men’s attitudes to end violence against women
  2. Christie Banda, youth activist fighting gender-based violence in Malawi
  3. “As women leaders, we can change Liberia.”

The Women making history in 2021
From politics to business, religion to sport, women in all spheres across the globe are already excelling this year. This article talks about just some of the women who have made history so far in 2021. Read about these women here –

Grass-roots women leaders create change across Africa
The data is clear. Despite women’s increased engagement in public decision-making roles, equality is far off: women hold about 21 percent of ministerial positions globally, only three countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament, and 22 countries are headed by a woman. At the current rate of progress, gender equality will not be reached among Heads of Government until 2150, another 130 years. Click to see what women around Africa are doing to increase the rate of progress here