SASSCAL’s Executive Director, Dr Jane Olwoch, presented Women in Science at the 3rd Annual Women Conference “Women in Leadership”, in Windhoek, Namibia, on 17 August 2018.

The event forms part of a host of activities evolving around SADC Day, in the context of the 38th SADC Summit, being hosted by Namibia in Windhoek.

Dr Olwoch formed part of a remarkable selection of successful women, invited as key speakers during the event.

(left) Dr Jane Olwoch with the SASSCAL ladies (Charity Angula, Johanna Mumangeni, Tracy-lee Van Wyk, Bianca Mutale, Nancy Makwatikizo, Sylvia Thompson,  Chipo Chirefu Toto (Director of Finance and Administration) and Chenai Marangwanda) and (right) Dr Olwoch presenting”Women in Science”

Dr Olwoch’s presentation highlighted the still existing disparate between male and female professionals in the scientific sector. This disparate grows larger relative to the level of postgraduate qualification, resulting with a dominance of male professionals with higher qualifications.

Dr Olwoch emphasised the need for women to remain persistent and unwavering in their strives. Whilst at the same time, maintaining a healthy balanced life between career and family. The overall message communicated by Dr Olwoch was that women need to move past all the stereotypes and not be intimidated by the stereotypes.

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