The African woman in sports must be seen leading the conversation during competitions, says founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, Juliet Bawuah.
Speaking during her welcome address, Miss Bawuah encouraged stakeholders to push for women to have lead roles during such events.
Held at the Alisa Hotel on Wednesday, May 15, the Africa Women’s Sports Summit is an initiative aimed at driving change by advocating for greater female inclusion and leadership in the African Sports ecosystem.
“Whether it is the Nation’s Cup or the Women’s World Cup, the African woman in sports must be seen leading the conversation. It should no longer be said that the African woman in sports is relegated to the background. It should also no longer be said that we got opportunities and did nothing with them.
“The change must start now. In our immediate environments, we must be prepared to be agents of this necessary change. We must push for it even if it comes at a cost,” stated Miss Bawuah.
This year’s event was themed ‘Take Your Place.’
The other speakers were Carol Tshabalala, Usher Komugisha, Nana Aba Anamoah, Lucy Quist and Eva Okyere. It was moderated by Miriam Osei Agyemang.
The Pan-African event takes stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps.
The #AWSportsSummit was supported by Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Kenya Airways, Expert Travel, Dr. Bates Solutions, EIB Network and Stimuluz.