- Where are the pioneering efforts being made in education, training and skills development for both the youth and women?
- What are the key barriers in both social and political spaces that hinder their full participation in development projects?
- How do today’s leaders (corporate and government) incorporate both the youth and women in overall economic and political leadership?
- How can we tap the full potential of women and young people?
This conversation was part of the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium.
Below is a take from Ms. Mary Olushoga who served as the moderator:
8 Quotes from African Women Entrepreneurs at the CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium
On the panel were entrepreneurs: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe – owner and creative director at Zapphaire Events, Karen Nungari-Waweru – special education specialist, and Mobolaji Akiode – professional basketball player and founder of Hope 4 Girls Africa.
Here are (8) memorable quotes from the event:
(1) “Support me because I am competent not because I am a woman.”
(2) “I don’t see myself as a woman, I see myself as a human being.”
(3) “I truly believe that success always transcends gender.”
(4) “Being an African woman in 2014 is still a stigma.”
(5) “Women need to be more forceful, and not laid back or passive.”
(6) “I want more African women and girls to know that you can be anything you want to be.”
(7) “Get out of the it’s not possible mode, everything is possible.”
(8) “Never underestimate the power of having a role model or mentor – find one.”
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