Since the first-ever Women’s Day was established in 1909, people around the world have set aside this day to tell the stories of women on whose shoulders we stand. The Townships Project continues this tradition as a sponsor of an International Women’s Day event on Tuesday 8th March 2022 organized by The Rotary E-Club of South Africa. The event encouraged women to support and mentor one another. Event speakers highlighted the importance of mentorship amongst young women and upcoming entrepreneurs in line with the Empowering The Girl Child initiative by Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta.
Attendees of the International Women’s Day Event
Choosing the theme #BreakTheBias, the event challenges us to create a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, to build gender equality in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. This event was filled with mentoring, wisdom, laughter and dedicated empowerment of young women. It gave entrepreneurs the space to network and learn from some of South Africa’s most successful women in business.
Thank you Dr Stella Anyangwe and Consul General of India Ms. Anju Ranjan for sharing your inspirational messages. Attendees also heard from keynote speaker Adv Rasigie Bhika and our special guest was Queen Cynthia Khumalo Mzi.
Left to right: Rotary District 9400 District Governor Dr Stella Anyangwe; The Townships Project South Africa board member Annemarie Mostert; Consul General of India Ms. Anju Ranjan
The Townships Project looks to this programme to source mentors for its prize-winning entrepreneurs who emerge each year from the Building Better Businesses Symposium, being held this year on May 5 and 6, 2022. Registration for this year’s Symposium will begin soon.