Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Correspondent
Women’s month has come and gone with women having been celebrated the world over.
Wednesday marked the last day of the month of March with online magazine, Urban Culxure having worked with the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development to celebrate the work done by women from different spheres of the community in Zimbabwe.
Held on Twitter under the hashtag #WomenUnlimitedZw #SheLeads, the thread was based on discussions and interviews that ran for 12 hours.
The powerful guests included media personalities Patience “Pat” Phiri, Manurse Ndlovu, disability activists Soneni Gwizi and Tariro Gurure, Samkeliso and Vickie who are focused in STEM, songstresses Rudo Amor, Lady Tshawe, entrepreneur Emma Nxumalo, Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) marketing manager Stella Nkomo and Tatenda Mavetera.
Musician Sandra Ndebele and radio presenters Tracy Ndlovu and Lietta Jacobs completed the list.
Urban Culxure founder, Kudakwashe “Kuda” Takundwa said the move was to ensure women are celebrated for all their hard work and contribution in societies.
“This was done as a way to celebrate and have women talk about their success stories and challenges. The interviews impacted the lives of those inspired by these women. This helped to open dialogue on key issues surrounding women in the country and the rest of the world,” said Kuda.
He said the interactions shed light on the experiences of women and raised awareness on their need to partake in leadership positions.
Those who took part in the discussion expressed the need to celebrate women on a daily basis.
Award-winning TV content producer, Soneni Gwizi tweeted, “Women need to be celebrated because they are a part of society that adds value to life. Without women, we wouldn’t be here and I mean all women, women with disabilities, and able-bodied women. #SheLeads.”
On the technology industry, Vickie Ngono tweeted: “To thrive in this space, support and encouragement are needed because the field is less than welcoming for young women and girls. It’s heart-warming to say I had the needed support from family when I made the decision to pursue a career in #Tech. #Sheleads.” – @mthabisi_mthire