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With inspiring mentorship sessions: AYV celebrates International Women’s Day

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With inspiring mentorship sessions: AYV celebrates International Women’s Day


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The Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire hosted a powerful mentorship session in celebration of International Women’s Day at its Headquarters in Freetown.

The event brought together influential women leaders and young women from various scholastic institutions to share their experiences, insights and wisdom.

The session kicked off with Ambassador Phibean Swill speaking on leadership and self-accountability. She emphasised the importance of taking ownership of one’s goals and aspirations.

Madame Edleen Elba followed with a thought-provoking discussion on the dynamics of career development and the challenges women face in the corporate world.

Dr. Francess Wurie Sesay shed light on the crucial aspect of hygiene and women’s health, while Dr. Khadijatu Grace Kamara delivered an empowering presentation on self-love, respect and autonomy over one’s body.

Mrs. Beatrice of Beatrice Kitchen, a caterer, shared the significance of having a supportive life partner, and the Director of Marketing at AYV, Nes Abdulai concluded the session with a heartfelt presentation on the importance of sisterhood.

The event was attended by students from various institutions and the men and women of AYV Media Empire, who were inspired and motivated by the remarkable women who shared their stories.

The AYV Management said: “We are thrilled to have hosted such an impactful event, bringing together women from different walks of life to share their experiences and empower our young people. We are committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, and we look forward to continuing this momentum in the years to come.

“We want to say thank you to each and every women who took the stage this afternoon to create such an impactful and inspiring event”.

In build up to the Day, the AYV launched its all-women broadcast which saw all major television and radio shows of the Company being run by its beautiful women presenters and producers.

AYV’s Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs, Elizabeth Momoh said: “The time for change is now! Join us as we build up to 8th March, 2024 for International Women’s Day, rallying behind the global call to “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. Take a stand and join the conversations presented by our beautiful women presenters and reporters, with our women guests as they discuss all-women’s-issues.

“All our leading shows on TV including Wake Up Sierra Leone, Front Page and Sports, will be produced and presented by women, with female guests. Most interestingly, we will hold mentorship session for girls which will identify schools and communities where girls would be invited from diverse backgrounds.

“We will also organise a mentorship session at AYV compound where girls can interact with female leaders, business women/female entrepreneurs, Civil Society Organisations, ministers and/or members of parliament. We will develop a structured program where girls can ask questions and receive guidance on various topics such as education, career and empowerment, to be followed by inspirational talks and questions and answers sessions to inspire and empower the girls”. Madam Elizabeth Momoh informed.

She explained that gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge, especially in this part of the world, adding that investing in women is a human rights imperative and cornerstone for building inclusive societies.

This according to her, is what AYV has chosen to do. The Company has already invested heavily and created a wide platform for young people, especially women, to realise their talent.

At AYV, a large percentage of its staff is women. The AYV is committed to social development and the creation of opportunities for everyone including marginalized groups.

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