Women leadership is key to Kenya's growth and development

National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) commissioner Priscilla Nyokabi (centre) leading other women leaders in addressing journalists at Intercontinental hotel in Nairobi on November 25,2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • There are many women role models. They have taken corporations, governments, academic institutions and other organisations to great heights.
  • They have shown other women the possibilities and the power they hold. Yet, for all their feats, they represent too small a percentage of women.
  • Women leadership is key to growth and development. Kenya needs more women in leadership roles.

The percentage of women in high-level leadership roles among the top Kenyan companies and in the government is still dramatically lower than that of men. The past few decades have brought vast improvement for women leaders. For the first time in Kenya, women were elected to serve as governors — three.

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