The public sector Women in Leadership network yesterday hosted a successful public forum to celebrate the role of women in the government’s public service.
This forum is aimed at reorganizing past achievements of women and most importantly to generate workable recommendations about the way forward for them to reach leadership targets set by the government.
With the theme ‘Recognising our women pioneers, celebrating our achievements and empowering future women leaders’ women leaders at the forum were urged by the pioneers to contribute more positively into the country.
Former Chief Secretary to the Department of Prime Minister Margaret Elias while sharing her challenges and achievements with the women said that all women need to get a good education, have proper qualifications and acquire appropriate skills set base training. She said that the biggest challenge for any strategic and development planning process is in achieving strategy integration which is crucial for deriving synergistic benefits by closely aligning focus areas, strategy, systems, culture, processes, implementation plans and deliverable outcomes.
“However all of you are to have this mentality that if they can do it, I can do it,” she urged them.
There were five outstanding women leaders in the sector who shared their experiences and challenges to empower other women including the Acting Chief Ombudsman Phoebe Sangetari, former Ombudsman and ambassador Jean Kekedo, former Chief secretary Law Reform Commission Josepha Kiris, Ms Elias and Chairperson for Coalition Change Lady Winifred Kamit.
Integrity, accountability, transparency, fairness, servitude, and respect were some of the leadership qualities stressed at the forum.