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We are excited to announce that We Will Lead Africa, Volume Two is available now, 25 May, Africa Day 2019! Volume Two captures the inspirational stories of African women who are everyday African leaders. The women in this volume span generations, and are connected by the same thread – A love for the African continent where they are doing work that is having an impact for the change and transformation of the continent.
Volume Two emerged out of a call for everyday African leadership stories for two separate volumes: Women and Governance. As we pushed out calls for stories, the pattern became clear. We were not receiving enough governance stories as defined by the Ibrahim Index of African Governance…and all the Governance stories we received were by women! In responding to what emerged, we created a combined volume of stories by African women.
Thank you to each of the contributors who make up this collective stories of African women’s leadership across Africa.
We can’t wait for you to meet them and read their stories!
Sarah Owusu is an Organisation Development specialist focused on culture, employee engagement and change navigation. A planetary citizen she is Danish / Ghanaian, born in Botswana and is currently based in Maputo, Mozambique. She has worked with Africa 2.0 (and is their Champion for Capacity Building), Peace One Day and British Airways leading transformational change programmes and in 2014 she won the Women4Africa award for Inspirational Woman of the Year. She has a Masters in Philosophy, is an Integral Coach and a Reiki practitioner. She is a Founder and was Lead Editor for the We Will Lead Africa: Women volume.
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, PhD was born in Germany, grew up in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and completed her undergraduate & graduate studies in Canada and the United States. Yabome is a social scientist, consultant, academic, writer and curator of African identity & leadership stories. She has presented on and taught about African Leadership: Now and for the Future. Yabome has most recently spoken on the issue of global African Identities, which led to her writing and publishing a short story collection titled Identities. She regularly lectures in her areas of speciality. Yabome is a Founder and was Lead Editor for the We Will Lead Africa: Governance volume that was combined with this women’s volume.
Chenge Maruziva is a change consultant with a deep interest in people empowerment, capacity building, social transformation and education on the African continent. She is a co -founder of Watu Africa, lover of intersectional conversation and thought leadership, seeking to shape narratives for equality and justice, to make the world better at all levels of society for all people. Chenge was an editor for the We Will Lead Africa: Women volume.
Moyra Keane, PhD is an Educational Developer in the Centre for Learning Teaching and Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She coordinates and teaches on postgraduate courses, presents workshops and courses for academic staff. These include Research Writing; Qualitative Research Methodology; Writing Retreats; Postgraduate Supervision, and Teaching in Higher Education She is past president of the International Organisation of Science and Technology Education, and President Elect of the African Association of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. She has published 20 journal articles; 17 books/ book chapters and reports; and given 50 conference presentations. Moyra was an editor for the We Will Lead Africa: Women volume.