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How History Erases Women – Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

By March 4, 2022July 8th, 2022No Comments

As part of our March’s lesson on Learning from Others, we would like to share with you this resource from Bogolo Joy Kenewendo.

Today, more than ever before, we have more publicly active women participants in leadership. The women leaders of today stand tall on the shoulders of women past. But where are these women in our history books, in our stories? What if we are currently living in a Woman Era, a period of women leadership? What do we need to do to ensure that those presently making history in this Woman Era won’t be erased? We travel with her through history as 32 year old Bogolo Kenewendo, former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in Botswana, reflects on incredible women who have laid the foundation for today’s Woman Era and challenges us to ensure that the Woman Era stands the test of time. Bogolo J Kenewendo is the Former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in the 11th Botswana Parliament. She was the youngest member of the 11th parliament and the youngest woman in the history of Botswana parliament and cabinet. She trained as a trade and economic diplomacy professional. She is the program leader of Molaya Kgosi Women Leadership and Mentorship Program, the Board Chair of Molaya Kgosi Trust, a member of the United Nations Secretary General (UN SG) António Guterres ‘s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council for Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and a WEF Young Global Leader. 

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