‘Rewarding women with extraordinary skills will inspire girls'

02Dec 2019
Henry Mwangonde
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
‘Rewarding women with extraordinary skills will inspire girls'

THERE is need for creation of more platforms to identify, recognise and reward women who display extraordinary skills in management as a tool to inspire girls strive to achieve more, United Nations (UN) Women country representative proposed over the weekend.

UN Women country representative Hodan Addou made the remarks over the weekend when she officiated a gala to award 50 Tanzanian women who have performed well in management this year dubbed ‘top 50 women in management awards 2019’ which was organised by CV people Africa, an international talent acquisition and recruitment organisation.

She said despite the progress that have been made on women empowerment in the country, a lot still needs to be done saying there are a lot of women in Tanzania who are doing very well in various sectors but have not been recognised.

“In order to create and inclusive society we women need to be inclusive first, yes we have to overcome myths that women do not support each other,” she said.

According to Hoddan various studies have shown that if women earned more at work the global economy would grow to an estimated $106.6 trillion.

In her remarks, Naike Moshi, the Director for CV people Africa Tanzania said the organisation now is working on establishing a database for women with top quality management qualifications in the private sector.

She said this was the beginning of a wider process to identify and reward Tanzanian women in management who are doing well.

The organisation went into various selected organisations and interviewed co-employees on the performance of the nominated various women managers in their working places.

Among women managers who were awarded at the gala included Zanzibar Social Security Fund (ZSSF) Managing Director Sabra Issa Machano, Kisarawe District Commissioner Jokate Mwegelo and Brenda Msangi Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) among others.

The government is doing a lot to address gender inequalities aimed at supporting women, given their role as key social and economic drivers by investing in programmes that will help them play their role as key value chain actors and entrepreneurs.

The country has adopted a Women and Gender Development Policy (2000) and a Strategy for Gender Development (2005).

Gender equality is promoted in all sector policies and programmes and Tanzania has also introduced a mechanism for enhancing gender mainstreaming in the national planning and budgeting process.

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