Qualified women abound, so why is your expert panel all men?

What you need to know:

  • “Manels", or all-male panels, are often constituted almost subconsciously; you need to put together a panel of experts, and more often than not, it ends up being a boys’ club.
  • In addition, merely placing women in such positions and not empowering them to actually do what they can is not an acceptable stop-gap measure
  • It should be, and must become, absolutely uncomfortable to sit in any space where issues affecting one half of the Kenyan population do not have representation.

If perception is reality, then many would be forgiven for subconsciously thinking that female experts are unicorns.


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