Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO, Naspers, chooses to challenge

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Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO of Naspers, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Google on how to tackle gender inequality and accelerate pathways of prosperity for women and girls globally. (Screengrab: Google panel discussion)
Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO of Naspers, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Google on how to tackle gender inequality and accelerate pathways of prosperity for women and girls globally. (Screengrab: Google panel discussion)

"We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality... to seek out and celebrate women's achievements... we can all help create an inclusive world."
UN International Women's Day #Choose to challenge

International Women's Day celebrates the "social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women" and serves as a "call to action for accelerating gender parity". The theme for IWD2021 is "Choose to challenge"..

Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO of Naspers, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Google on how to tackle gender inequality and accelerate pathways of prosperity for women and girls globally.

In reply to the moderator, Cassandra (Mensah-Abrampah) Enyan - Google, Head of Android Platform Partnerships, Ghana & Tanzania - Phuthi said all women experience the adverse effects of the "gender gap" and that it was essential to challenge it.

She went on to say that women must take control of the narrative being used to define - and confine them, for transformation to take place.

Women in leadership positions can and must open doors for those women coming up through the ranks and help them chart successful careers. 

"I believe we should always dream, should always work towards changing things for the better, even at a very small or confined level. We all have that power within us," she said.

Other panelists included Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on SDGs, Winifred Emmanuel, culinary expert and founder of Zeelicious Foods, and Alistair Mokoena, South Africa Country Director for Google.

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