The 20th century was defined by human rights struggles. The 21st century has been defined by the quest for the delivery of equal rights for men and women in the public space. Evidently in all spheres of society, leadership appears to have a certain image: the male image.
Perhaps that explains why in his book Leadership is Male (1988), David Pawson posits that “Patriarchal society is a reflection of divine fatherhood”. However, Joan Martin (1996) in her own book Is Leadership Male?, interrogates Pawson’s assertion, saying that leadership is gender-blind.
Is leadership truly gender-blind? If it is, why has there remained a skewed representation of genders in the public space, particularly in Nigeria? With the growing convergence of leadership and gender in global development discourses, it has become imperative that we expand the discussions on this issue with view the promoting balanced gender representation in political participation.
This is the reason Fled International Leadership Institute set up the Leadership Discovery for Women (LD4W). It is part of the Institute’s Strategic Political Education Programme for 2020 – 2023.
To prepare women to effectively participate in party politics and corporate leadership.
To build the leadership capacity of women in politics through training, networking and social learning.
To increase number of women in elective political positions through mobilisation of diverse supports.
To host online leadership clinics and mentoring to increase women’s capacity for public leadership – in politics, corporate world and religious circles.
To build women’s political skills, how to organise political campaigns, how to lobby, how to raise funds for political activities, how to engage the media for exposure, and how to build political support base.
To organise regular Offline Leadership Retreats and Networking receptions for women in politics and business .
Target of LD4Women
The platform works to increase the number of women in political leadership positions as follows:
|a. A female Vice President
b. 4 Female State Governors
c. 20 Female Senators
d. 40 House of
|a. 6 Female State
b. 25 Female Senators
c. 70 Female House of
|a. Female President
b. 8 Female State Governors
c. 35 Female senators
d. 100 Female House of Representatives
What to Do.
If you are interested in building your leadership competence for politics, business and other fields of public leadership, we invite you to join the Platform.
Membership benefits include support for your political engagement, irrespective of your political party; preference to appear on Future World Magazine and LD Women’s Show; Opportunity to attend courses at the Institute at a rebate up-to 30%; opportunity to attend regular networking receptions for Members.
Application fee: N5, 000
Membership Fee: N10, 000 (renewable annually)
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About LD Women’s Show
LD Women’s Show is an Online live show that features guest interviews, discussions, and experience-sharing from guests about women’s participation in politics and public life in Nigeria.
The show seeks to answer the following questions and more:
What are the challenges women face in public life?
How do we get more young women to get into party politics?
How do women raise support for themselves to overcome challenge they face in public life?
The Show is broadcast on live Facebook and Future World Live on Podcast.
The Show is broadcast every Fortnight, on Saturdays at 11: 00am – 12:00noon, West Africa Time
The Show is flexible, interactive and full of fun. Guests speak with liberty while the host will guides discussions.
Guest participation at the show is wide and open particularly for women. Guests are invited from different strata of society and different political affiliations.
The Show is open for partnership and sponsorship.
For information, please call: +234 (0) 803 099 3603, +234-708 015 7176,
Mrs. Chinenye Amene, Cmi
Fled International Leadership Institute
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