The UNIC Windhoek ladies attended the first Women’s Leadership Series hosted by the Gender Theme Group, UN Namibia. The aim of the series is to empower women leaders and foster greater gender responsiveness in the workplace. On Friday, 29 June 2018, UN staff members had the chance to engage with UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Rachel Odede and Managing Director of PWC Namibia, Nangula Uaandja.
Highlighting the importance of setting goals and establishing networks of supportive people who can help you attain these goals, Odede said, “You need to have a vision or a goal.… If you don’t know where you want to go, you won’t be there.”
Uaandja reminded our female staff members that you have to like what you’re doing to be successful. She explained that there are four different circles – your gifts, passions, burdens (things that irritate you that you want to change) and needs and opportunities around you. She said, “Where all these circles meet, that is your purpose and your career”.
UN staff members had a chance to ask Odede and Uaandja more about their career journeys as well as how they overcame challenges, such as gender inequality, in the workplace.
Through the Sustainable Development Golas (SDGs), specifically Goal 5, the UN aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls