Inaugural workshop launches Women in Leadership Network in Zambia

The Zambian Women in Leadership Network organised a workshop themed ‘Establishing Networks for Building Capacity in Women Leaders’, with the support of the Australian High Commission accredited to Zambia.

The event, attended by 28 alumni, presented an opportunity for them to share ideas and lessons on leadership from their various workplaces and community engagements. The interactive panel session on Inclusive Leadership, Disability Inclusion and Youth Leadership, moderated by Georgina Mumba* (alumni ambassador for Zambia), was well received. Members of the audience actively interjected, engaging the panel and sharing their perspectives on inclusive leadership. The afternoon session focused on the creation of The Network’s vision, mission and areas of focus which include gender and disability inclusion, mentorship, agriculture and health promotion.

The Australian High Commissioner, Bronte Moules, congratulated the WILN Chapter members on their achievements as change leaders since their return from Australia. She affirmed the Australian Government commitment to supporting gender equality and women’s leadership as evidenced through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Strategy and Foreign Policy White Paper.

*Georgina Mumba is a 2013 intake alumni, a Mandela Washington Fellow and a disability rights advocate who has also presented a Ted Talk – What is Your Individual Disability Policy.

The WILN members are part of the alumni community who are working to promote sustainable and inclusive development in their workplaces and society. Membership to the African WILN is open to all Australia Awards and Australian Development Scholarships African alumnae throughout the year.

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