Zonta Club Cebu mounts Women Leadership Summit

WITH more young women having opportunities to assume leadership roles in a company, an international speaker advised that they find mentors in their daily lives.

Rebecca Morgan, a trainer and a consultant specializing in leadership development implementation, said a woman should pick up one strength from her mentors and make it suitable for her to adapt in her work.

“Who do I admire in my circle that I could read about them ahead of time, find out something that I really think I want to emulate?” she said.

Morgan is one of the speakers from the non-government organization Together We Can Change the World (TWCCTW), who will be speaking in a leadership conference on women empowerment on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Morgan will be joined by four other panelists: Lynn Leahy, Susan Friedmann, Ronda Faught and Jana Stanfield.

The conference dubbed as “The Quiet Strength of Women-A Force to Change the World” is organized by the Zonta Club of Cebu 1 and Primary Structures Educational Foundation Inc. It will be held at Maayo Hotel from 1 to 5 p.m.

Leahy said the conference aims to link a mentee and a mentor.

“My generation really needs to learn from your generation. One of the great things about coaching, which is part of the workshop, is realizing that you learn as much when you are the coach and also being coached,” she said.

Paulette Liu, Zonta 1 member and chairperson of the Women’s Leadership Conference, said the event aims to foster self-development among Cebuanas to become even better women leaders in their respective organizations.

“We are focused on transforming women to become future leaders at home and their organization for them to be able to achieve their dreams that they have been wanting to achieve,” said Liu.

In the 2018 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, the Philippines ranked eighth (0.799) in the WEF Global Gender Gap Report, higher by two notches from 10th place (0.790) in 2017.

The report also showed that the Philippines is the most gender-equal country in Asia.

The 2018 Global Gender Gap report evaluates 149 nations on their progress in gender parity through economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. (JOB)


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