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The Rise of the Feminine

The Rise of the Feminine

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August 29th 2016:Gender Economics and Feminine Vision to Action

This week we look at Gender Economics and women's contribution to society: the key role of international policy-making organisations like the UN in making change happen for women: plus the need for more women policy makers. In our Country Report, we meet Madelein Mkunu in South Africa where we hear that women's contribution to the continent is so much more about buildings than it is about bangles and beads. Her organisation, Leading Women of Africa has developed an empowering platform that showcases and promotes women-owned businesses that are pitching to be part of creating new infrastructure

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Madelein Mkunu

Madelein is a Visionary Entrepreneur whose dream is to shape a new generation of African leaders through various programmes initiated by her. She is the Founder & President of Leading Women of Africa (LWA) and currently the Director of LWA-Corporate Investment, a firm that aims to increase the number of women involved in investment, international trade and other services on the continent.
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Africa Zanella

Africa is the CEO and founder of CSGE - Centre for Sustainability and Gender Economics, a lecturer and international public speaker. She's developed programmes , implemented change and contributed to thought leadership in a number of areas associated with sustainability measures, economic growth and activities that impact women. She's also a member of the Green Learning Economy and platforms in UNITAR AND UNIDO and is involved with Climate change and G20 expert review committee.
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Valerie Humphreys

Valerie is a retired guesthouse owner from England. She created a home-based business to support her family and ran a guest house for 46 years until she sold it. Since then she's been enjoying her ‘retirement’ as a hands-on grandmother, volunteer and traveller. Her latest project has been sponsoring young Denis, namesake of her deceased husband, through medical school in Uganda. She met him when he was the local porter escorting her on the gorilla visit up the mountain.
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