Japanese Foreign Minister tours Mozambique with business delegation
Mozambican women leaders face a number of converging personal, professional and global challenges. These are not small problems. In the face of momentous change and challenges, resilience as a simple notion of “bouncing back” isn’t enough. There’s no returning to who or where they were before challenging times, particularly in our fast-paced and ever-changing world.
This makes transformational resilience, or the ability to transform adversity into growth and use it to one’s advantage, essential for today’s Mozambican women leaders. Never has there been a greater need or a larger opportunity for these women leaders to create transformative resilience in themselves, as well as in the organisations and teams that they lead.
In addition, style and gravitas and all of the subjective leadership qualities that we don’t tend to define, still exist as biases against women today. A recent study has revealed that a disproportionate number of female leaders are reaching positions of leadership. Sometimes, the reason is that women are set up to fail, pushed into a position of leadership when a “fall guy” is needed. That said, the number is still low. Mozambican women continue to assume leadership roles at a time when they are faced with new and unprecedented external risks in their operational roles within their organisations.
Targeted action is required to manage the negative perceptions regarding competence and influence of women in the real world and workplace. Women leaders are urged to find the right balance, to reframe challenges and embrace control for a greater degree of collaboration. This is a business imperative – one that every woman leader needs to drive personally.
African Influence Exchange (AIE) is very pleased to announce the first annual Mozambique Women Leaders Summit, taking place in Maputo, on the 1st and 2nd November. “The Summit will bring together a remarkable group of leaders, representing various fields and industries, who will share their perspectives on how women can practically move forward with great confidence and resolve,” says Erena Karsas, Director at AIE. “Furthermore participants will explore and uncover some of the findings on why it’s essential for female leaders to ‘spring forward’ in the face of adversity and change, rather than simply bouncing back,” she adds.
The summit is designed for companies who are interested in better supporting women’s advancement and promoting diversity in their organisations. The summit is ideal for all managers, heads of departments and all women executives in Mozambique.
Registration for the 2 day summit is now open: www.africaninfex.com
About African Influence Exchange (AIE)
AIE’s objective is to research and provide strategic information to companies and individuals on current and future business opportunities and market developments. The mission at AIE is to make credible information sharing in Africa, readily available, transparent and to provide networking platforms.Source: African Influence Exchange/ Press Release