International Youth Day

She Is Leadership: Virtual Series on Young Women’s Leadership

African Leaders Women’s Network Zimbabwe (AWLN) joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Youth Day with much recognition of the contribution of young women’s leadership enhances representation and engagement of women in formal institutional politics.

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dr. Nothabo Ncube
Dr. Nothabo Ncube. Photo: UN Women/ Itayi Usaiwevhu

This year’s International Youth Day is commemorated under the theme  Youth Engagement for Global Action” which seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes.


AWLN Zimbabwe Youth Caucus launched its first episode of the virtual series event on young women’s leadership on August 5,2020, with a discussion on She is Leadership! The panel comprising of youth caucus members Dr. Nothabo Ncube stated that enhancing women’s leadership facilitates increased women’s representation.  


“Women’s leadership should enable young women to show up in their perfections and imperfections and I would like for women to fully stand in their truth and allow the good in them to shine through.” , stated Dr. Nothabo


Another panellist Mantate highlighted that a sustainable environment is possible when leaders realize the power of their influence in increasing opportunities for others.


Leadership should be in a place of a sustainable environment where a leaders uses influence and creates an environment that allows others to see themselves fitting in”, said Mantate.


The ongoing series aims to bridge a communication gap between young women and women in leadership positions. As one of its fundamental objectives, the series will provide young women across the country with mentorship and support from women in leadership positions to reach their full potentials. 


AWLN is a continental platform that seeks to galvanise the leadership of women towards fostering lasting peace and sustainable development. 


The full broadcast of the virtual series is available on Instagram at @AWLN_Zim at the link below:

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