All systems go for 7th Annual IWG Conference
Last night IWG held a press conference that was aimed at updating media and sponsors on the status and preparations towards the 7th IWG World Conference on port and Women. Having set themselves a target of 1000 participants, they were happy to report that there have been 910 registrations to date and seventy two (72) countries will be represented at the conference.
This year’s theme “Determine the future. Be part of the change” is geared at ensuring that they go beyond conversation but that policies and strategies are developed. Sessions will be focused on confronting the future in order to determine the future and prepare women for what's to come. Ms. Maphorisa expressed her gratitude to sponsors that did not hesitate to support the conference and thanked them for the contributions that they have made towards making the event a success. She continued to remind attendants that IWG is an international body hence the inclusion of international speakers from across the world and the importance of benchmarking from different countries.
The opening ceremony will take place on the 17th May 2018 at the Gaborone International Convention Center and various programs will run over 4 days. One of these programs is The Women Sports Leadership Academy training that kick started on Monday 14th May 2018 at Tlotlo Conference Centre. Mascom took this opportunity to sponsor 10 women in sports that have been actively participating in Tsosi Magang’s monthly program “Open discussions with Tsosi Magang” The training is focused on imparting local women in sports with vital leadership skills that they can use in their respective sporting codes. There aren’t a lot of women who are active in sports but more especially in sports leadership; not only locally but internationally. The WSLA Training strives to close this gap by grooming women who can participate at this level. It’s a platform that gives participant’s an opportunity to network with women in sports from different countries and Tsosi Magang believes it better prepares women to operate in the same space as men and be up skilled.