Malawi: Mary Chilima Inaugurats Malawi Women of Influence Award Project, Institute


Malawi State Vice President Mary Chilima on Wednesday inaugurated Malawi Women of Influence Award Project and Women Democratic Institute (WDI), describing it as timely for promotion of women empowerment, leadership and participation in all spheres of society.

Chilima said the project is a relevant initiative that showcases the diversity, talent and excellence of women in Malawi.

”It is also a powerful platform that raises awareness awareness and advocacy for issues and challenges that women face and the solutions and opportunities that they offer,” she said.

Chilima added that the project is a celebration of women’s achievements but also a call for action and commitment to women’s empowerment and gender equality.

She therefore congratulated the inaugural awardees saying they are not only influential women but also influential role models, mentors and champions for the next generation of women leaders.

Adding: ”You are the embodiment of the spirit and aspiration of the 2030 Agenda which is to leave no one behind and to transform our world. ”

Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Jean Sendeza believed that women are agents of change and drivers of development.

”Malawi is blessed with many talented, courageous and visionary women who have been instrumental in shaping the social, economic and political development of our nation,” she observed.

Adding that: ”These women have demonstrated leadership, innovation and excellence in various sectors such as education, health, agriculture, business, media, arts, civil society and sports.