Message from the 'Founder Members, The Language, Gender and Leadership Network'
"We are very pleased that the membership of the Language, Gender and Leadership Network is growing rapidly with each of our networking conference events. We are continuing to develop a pan-African and global network of academics, NGOs, charities, human rights groups and other organisations, placing the voices of women and girls at the centre of the Network, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Following a range of emergent topics from our inaugural conference in Kampala, our second networking event focused specifically on business and politics and the key issues surrounding opportunities and challenges for women and girls, based on the lived experiences of members of society from Kenya and East Africa through narrative report. We were joined by a number of prominent speakers, panelists and delegates from across East Africa, the UK and the US at our second event. We will continue to explore the crucial importance of communication and community-based storytelling as empowerment devices, enabling more women and girls to enter leadership positions in their societies.”
Professor Louise Mullany, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Masibo Lumala, Moi University, Kenya
Dr. Roshni Mooneeram African Leadership Network
Ms Rita Atukwasa, Institute of Social Transformation, Uganda