Our Women Working for Change
An inspiring network with a strong set of shared values and goals.
“I wanted to be the change I wanted to see”.
We are very honoured to have Mrs Daphne Mashile-Nkosi as the Chairman of Women Working for Change. (WFC)
Often referred to as South Africa’s Iron Lady, Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is an iconic figure in Africa not only for being a leading SA mining executive but also a fervent activist for human rights, for women rights and for environmental sustainability. Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the epitome of the woman working for change: her achievements are a living proof of her incredible ability to transform her environment thanks to her bravery, her determination, her resilience, humanity and talent. Our chairman is a beacon of inspiration who plays a very active role in our promotion of African female leadership.
They are high-achievers who have made their way to the top and who are actively committed to unleashing the potential of female leadership in Africa. Simply put they are change agents. They engage their male peers to drive the gender equity agenda with greater urgency. They mentor their younger sisters whenever they can, wherever they can. They champion our WFC initiatives at grassroots and international level through the leveraging of their respective communities and the articulation & implementation of game changing projects such as the Gender Diversity Charter. They keep our community alive and act as regional chapters for West, Central, North, East and Southern Africa.
Cathia LAWSON HALL
Our women’s community is made up of over 1000 members: senior leaders, aspiring leaders, opinion leaders, all hungry for change and driven to succeed.
They are based all over Africa and overseas: they attend our different events and partake into our various initiatives. They give us feedback. They table the challenges faced by African businesswomen in their respective business environments. They put forward suggestions or recommendations. They also interact with one another on an ongoing basis and share one single common goal: thrive and advance the agenda of women leaders in Africa.
Women Working for Change (WFC) prides itself on collaborating with iconic institutions, personnalities and various associations across Africa and on a worldwide basis. They keep on growing in number so as to support our action. They play a key role in our success. They form an integral part of our community.