Women comprise a little over half of Africa’s growing population and their contribution to the continent’s economy is extensive.
Women make up 70% of the informal sector, where work is unstable and poorly paid. Many educated women are not able to join the formal sector of the economy; they are therefore relegated to the lower levels of informal employment.
This course is designed to call forth the leadership that already exists among African women. The AWLC is produced in partnership with the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Whitehall, a South African training and skills development company. Participants get an AWLC Certificate of Attendance.
The course was designed by a multi-disciplinary faculty that includes Prof. Margaret Oloko from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya, Dr. Rev. Eileen Epperson, Founder of Spiritual Centre Coaching, Mrs. Millie Rasekoala, Managing Partner at Whitehall, Ms. Angela Philp, Executive and Leadership Coach at Spirited Women Leaders and Mrs. Tolu Afonja, Life and Relationships Coach at Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy (OLCA).
The faculty has expanded to include Ms. Sue Zulu who leads the Forgiveness module and Mrs. Sharon Nattuga, who leads the module on Resilience. Sue is an internationally certified Personal and Transformation Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Human Skills Training Facilitator. Sharon is a Social Worker and mentor at the Grow Hope Foundation, a US-registered 501(c)3 organization based in Uganda.