This November has been an incredibly eventful month for Resonate! Our team has been busy leading workshops with women and youth across Rwanda and all over Africa. Here are some highlights from the last month’s work:
2018 International Conference on Family Planning in partnership with Pathfinder.
This year, Kigali was chosen as the host of the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning. This was an event that brought Youth Delegates from all over the world, right into our capital city. As a part of this conference, Resonate was invited to lead a values-based leadership session for young delegates attending the conference. At this afternoon event, youth from around the globe joined us for a session on the importance of values in leadership. Our lead facilitator, Musoni Munyangango, pointed to the importance of leadership as a “tool to allow people to relate to one another and drive people into action.”
Global Entrepreneurship Week
As part of the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week and Mitzvah Day, in partnership with Idea4AFRICA, Resonate held a free “Storytelling for Leadership” workshop for the #womenpreneurs of Kigali. This workshop brought together aspiring female entrepreneurs from four different organizations, which included Imbuto Foundation, DOTRwanda, Educate!, and Inkomoko. Together, these women practiced their public speaking skills as they learned how to reframe their stories and become more effective leaders. One participant conveyed that after the workshop, she felt “more confident in public speaking” and has learned how to use her “story to inspire others.”
Webinar with African Women in Leadership Organization
Resonate had the pleasure of working with the African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO), through a two-day webinar series. Our CEO Ayla Schlosser, and one of our lead facilitators, Naila Umutoni, led a successful “Storytelling for Leadership” workshop for a group of women from West Africa. This webinar workshop offered a wonderful opportunity to hear the inspiring stories of women from West Africa that we otherwise would never have had the chance to hear.
As we wrap up an exciting month, and year, we hope that you will consider donating to our End of Year Giving Campaign. No matter the amount, your support helps thousands of incredible East African women and girls unlock their leadership potential. Women like Josette, who started off not believing that she had any hope for a future, but ended up starting her own chicken business and leading a successful career that supports herself, and her family, today.