Tanzanian stars commit to women empowerment and advocacy

06Dec 2017
The Guardian Reporter
MWANZA
The Guardian
Tanzanian stars commit to women empowerment and advocacy
  • Over 1500+ people come to attend a women empowerment initiative in Mwanza led by Tanzanian stars, Benjamin Fernandes, Idris Sultan and Rose Ndauka supporting the Her Initiative.

December 2nd 2017. Mwanza, Tanzania. Tanzania’s second largest city, hosted Tanzanian stars, Benjamin Fernandes, Idris Sultan and Rose Ndauka invited by the Her Initiative, an organization dedicated to support women advocacy in Tanzania.

Benjamin Fernandes.

Over 1500+ people in Mwanza came out to St. Augustine University in the M12 auditorium to attend the event. There were three key note speakers at the event.

Tanzanian Ivy League guru (Stanford and Harvard) Benjamin Fernandes, an award winning Tanzanian speaker and entrepreneur.

Idris Sultan, comedian, media personality and founder of Sutlan for Men shoe brand. Rose Ndauka, actress and entrepreneur.

Fernandes shared his journey, some valuable lessons he learned at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the importance of respecting women in society.

Ndauka shared about her journey in the Tanzanian film industry, the challenges and what it taught her along the way.

Sultan share his life experiences, winning Big Brother Africa, coming back home, facing challenges and finally, growing his business to the scale it has reached today.

Rose Ndauka.

“This is my second time in Mwanza and I loved it, I loved the people who came out and was so happy to see so many women, the last event we had in Mwanza was 70% men in attendance.

Benjamin Fernandes.

Many thanks to the Her Initiative for putting together a fantastic event. I would love to continually support similar events as these are important discussions we need to be having in our communities.” Fernandes told The Guardian.

 

HerInitiative was started by Lydia Charles, this event in Mwanza was their first Panda event outside of Dar es Salaam.

 

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