CONFERENCE 2018 HOW #WOMEN CAN #WIN ELECTIONS... #Yesterday I spoke at the #Convergence summit 2018. The annual conference was created to encourage women living in Africa to seek #leadership positions government.
I was the youngest member of a panel of highly decorated movers and shakers within the African diaspora.
One thing I always say is, if you speak from your heart it will never fail you. When the question was presented to me, How can we get more women to engage in politics and run for office? I kid you not, I had no words, thoughts, #concepts or #strategies in my mind.
I chose to speak from the heart. A place not governed by ego or fear. A place that resonates and communicates with all classes. In many ways the heart is like a direct line #connecting us to God's infinite wisdom.
In a nutshell, it all boils down to this. It's not impossible, but yes it will be hard for any woman in Africa to enter into that male dominated space and run for office.
Achieving that becomes even more harder when the women you want to help are the ones reinforcing the restrictions and adding to the limitations.
If we are gong to see a female president elected in #Africa, give her a fair chance to try. Give her a female alliance that she can trust and know will support her. Give her a #sisterhood that is ready to pick up the baton if she falls short. Last but not least instead of waiting for her to fail, pray that she succeeds
LOVE Chanel #confidence #ambitiouswomen #ambitiousminds #ambitiousgirls #strongwomen #confidenceisbeautiful