On Friday 22 September 2023, we held the Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP) Mentorship session! 

 Our powerhouse panelists, Anthea Arukole and Dawn Rueben, came in and had a storian with our YWLP participants and shared their opinions and experiences around two key questions:

  1. What has the mentorship journey looked like for you?  
  2. What would be some great advice to help these young leaders in pursuing their future career and leadership journey?

 It was an afternoon filled with meaningful conversations from the two women, and honest questions from the participants.  

 One of the key messages the young leaders came away with is – don’t wait for space to be created for you – GO and CLAIM IT YOURSELF!  

 Talk to those who inspire you, create connections and build your network, seek knowledge and wisdom from your elders and understand the importance of doing the small tasks and taking small steps. This is how you build your power – the person who willingly washes the plates knows that this is the beginning of the road to one day leading the kitchen!  

 Above all – know your roots, your family tree and kastom. When you know who you are and where you came from – you will know where you are going!  

 We appreciate everyone who has been part of their #LeadershipJourney! Your words of wisdom have inspired and made a meaningful impact. 

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