Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

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Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

In an effort to boost women’s leadership and political participation in Africa, the Executive Director, Gender Centre for Empowerment Development (GenCed), Miss Esther Tawiah has advised young women to develop good networking skills, and ensure honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability.

 

She disclosed this on Friday during a capacity-building training tagged: Young Women Political Leadership School (YWPLS) organised for Female Politicians at the Miklin Hotel, East Legon, Ghana

 

According to her, for a leaders to be able to have a wide reach, they must have good networking skills. “Networking skills help a Leader in resource mobilization and helps them get into contact with powerful people who can help their campaign. Traits of good leadership include honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability.

 

The session was the final day of the training for Young Women Aspirants in Ghana where they were taught the module of leadership and importance of leadership as a young woman aspiring political office.

 

Taiwah explained further that as a leader, they must also be innovative and reach out to places where others might not want to tread during campaign platforms.

 

“This reach outs makes a leader relatable and trusted by the people. Empathy is also a trait every leader must possess. It helps a leader understand people better and work with people better. Self-awareness is also another trait every leader must possess, self –awareness helps a leader better assess themselves in order to identify strengths and weaknesses. In order to be able to do effective self-awareness one must have “me time, She said.

 

The participants were also encouraged to be abreast with whatever is going on, never forget their roots. “they must be available for the constituents at all time even though receiving phone calls. Aspirants must be able to reach out to everyone in their communities even in those areas where people are afraid to go to.

GenCed, an Non Governmental Organisation who served as a veritable tools for empowering the marginalised, especially Women, economically, politically and socially admonished participants to be innovative and be able to think on their feet.

 

The participants at the workshop expressed gratitude empowering young women politicians to become a vibrant in the political space.

This post was written by Debo Omilani.

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