Education, Women Empowerment, news-and-events, Aug. 29, 2022, 9:16 a.m.



Three strong, successful women will share their experiences during their career journey and will advise on how to tackle challenges and become empowered.

Regent Business School will celebrate Women's Month with a hybrid webinar under the theme ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ on Wednesday 31 August at 11am. Register webinar here: Webinar Registration - Zoom


Sakina Godwin, a LLB graduate, Dr Halima Khunoethe, Chief Director for Capacity Building at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Dr Ronel Blom, Academic Dean at Regent Business School, will be the main speakers.


Godwin said that during women’s month, she appreciates the different, strong and inspiring women around her, people who have helped shape who she is today.


“What I've learned along the way is that I may have been sponsored for an education, but it wasn't the money that brought me to where I am today. Psychological and emotional support was part of that. For this reason, I will encourage more established women not only to support young women financially, but also to take an interest in their daily lives,” she said.


Dr Khunoethe said Women's Month is a time to reflect on the long-distance women have traversed, although there are still many challenges that women face.


“I empower women by organizing free seminars for youth and women, writing about women's empowerment, and organizing awareness campaigns on various media platforms.


“I have promoted women leadership in government through my published book titled, ‘Gender equity from 16 days to 365 days’ which is based on research and is a learner guide clearly outlining on what the status quo should be in any work environment,” she said.



Dr Blom said she recognises that women stand on the shoulders of their mothers, aunts and grandmothers, for they are the ones who made great sacrifices. In celebrating them, we should embrace the new frontiers ahead of us.


“There are many new frontiers for women; women have not only won the right to vote but must now exercise that right - that is collective power. Women have earned the right to work but must help other women in work – that is collective wisdom.


“Women at the peak of their careers must reach out to other women and help them rise – that is collective intelligence. Women have been given the right to choose so offer help to one another to choose wisely – that is collective humanity,” she said.