Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN)— Malawi Sister Society has urged women to desist from practices that may discourage fellow women.
GWLN President, Triza Magreta, said this on Saturday during a two-day conference held under the theme ‘Building Credibility: Woman of Substance’.
“We, as women, must improve our lives. For example, where some women lack confidence, we must stand up for them so that they, too, can be able to expose themselves and implement life-changing projects at workplaces and in communities,” Magreta said.
One of the key note speakers from Uganda, Franciscan Investment Corporative Manager Mercy Tumukunde, who made a presentation and shared experiences, concurred with Magreta.
“Women should come out of their comfort zones and be women of substance. We have to take a personal initiative as women to get our space in boardrooms and make decisions that affect us and promote women agendas in our societies.
“It begins with policy formulation because we have to have policies that promote the agenda of women,” Tumukunde said.
One of the participants, Catherine Kachonde, who is manager at Mzuzu University Savings and Cooperative Society, said she had learned a lot from the conference.
“I have learnt to believe in myself and my capabilities,” Kachonde said.
The grouping started in 2014 with five members under Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives and has 75 members.