Ethiopia’s First Female Deputy PM

Who: Aster Mamo – executive committee member and recently elected Deputy Chairwoman of the Oromia People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). OPDO is one of the four parties that comprise the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). She has also been serving as adviser to the PM and government chief whip. What: After the passing of the late Alemayehu…

Can you be a mom and a great CEO?

In this interesting BBC debate moderated by Zainab Badawi, the leading question is can the hand that rock the cradle rock the board room? Two working moms argue it cannot be done without incorporating the added pressure of “perfection” and burdening women while two CEO mothers argue that it can be done and what’s lacking for…

Africa hails its first female Bishop!

In what i consider another historic milestone for African women, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrated in late November 2012, Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, making her the first female Bishop in Africa. Although the Southern Africa Anglican Church has been a pioneer in ordaining women into the priesthood, the consecration into the Bishop-hood of Bishop Wamukoya is…

Unveiling Ethiopian Women’s Dynamism

Ethiopian Women Unleashed. That is the name of the project designed by the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA) in collaboration with the Heinrich Boll Foundation. “Ethiopian Women Unleashed: Stories of Accomplished Ethiopian Women,” is a database project conceived with the aim of creating a repository of information on the many achievements of Ethiopian women, which is…