21January2018

AWiB About AWiB History Sewit Haileselassie
Sewit Haileselassie

Sewit Haileselassie

I was recently asked to make a speech in front of AWiB partners on why supporting the development of strong women is good business. While writing the speech I felt I should share my thoughts with a wider audience on the AWiB blog, not just for representatives of organizations interested in working with AWiB, in the Business of Developing Strong Women Leaders since 2012, but also for every woman and man that will chance upon this piece. Yes, you.

To start with, I am thoroughly opposed to making a business case to supporting women’s leadership development or gender equality for that matter. Mostly because I believe we should not need to justify women’sGod given right to be all that they can be. It is simply the right thing to do all in our power to right social injustices of any kind, including but not limited to the skewed gender participation rates in leadership. Do you not agree? Maybe you need a bit more? Fine. Here goes.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 18:47

AWiB Defines Excellence in Action

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

No matter what anyone tells you, success is nota lone journey and it is definitely not a static end zone. I believe that success is a continuous journey of mentorship, hardwork and support, working and reworking yourself into your very own definition of success all of which are central to AWiB. As we get ready to celebrate Women of Excellence 2017, I recognize there is a parallel between this concept of success and excellence. Excellence is also a moving ceiling of sorts, constantly challenging us to move forward each time our target is reached as anever expanding personal and collective objective,ever changing, a continuous challenge to be better and do better than we did yesterday.

AWiB would like to proudly acknowledge its partners for the year.

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