Do Kenyans kiss? This was the question posed to a group of about thirty ladies, young and old, from all walks of life on a pretty Saturday afternoon. As you can imagine, the women laughed and threw out various answers:
So really, my life audit began with the realisation that when people tell me that I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) issues, it’s not really an issue – it’s a positive trait, one they just don’t have!
Oh yes, posture. Ms. Awiti had a lot to say about it: how to stand well (tuck in that ass!), walk right (tuck in that ass!), sit right (tuck in that belly, hold up your chest, keep your legs together). This is why this session was so useful
We choose to do this in a down-to-earth practical forum that encourages sharing rather than lecturing
The Kenyan chapter of WMW walk that is to take place in 15 countries around the world has started with a bang, over 250 ladies attended a workshop on the 15th November at the SSD hall in spring valley, the workshop was designed to equip the women with vital mentorship skills. The soon to be mentors workshop who have all volunteered to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of leaders was led by Ms Nyokabi Njuguna,the CEO of marketing strategies solution and an alumni of the Vital voices/fortune 500 mentorship programme assisted by Fostina Mani. The mentee session was led by ms muthoni garland the MD of Storymoja publishers organizers of the women in leadership programme. These are highlights from Mentee’s presentation: Working with a Business Mentor 9 career tips: 1. Education – the continuing search for knowledge is
Put your hand up and suggest that women discuss the issues about being a woman.
The first Session of the Series, opened with a reading by Poet Sitawa Namwali (Betty W. Muragori) from her poem, Say my name. Betty has a degree in zoology and botany and is happily married with three children. The Chief Guest at this Session was Betty Radier, CEO of McCann Erickson. Soon after Sitawa’s poetry reading, Betty started her presentation with a dramatic opening, appearing dressed in industrial safety gear. She made the point, by getting rid of the gear and reappearing as a beautifully dressed lady, that women do not have to go out of their way to prove their competence. They can still be feminine, beautiful and efficiently competent in whatever career role they chose. Betty Radier’s presentation was made by quotes, carefully chosen to demonstrate common stereotypes, common reactions to them, and the woman’s choice. The very