SHECLUDED IWD2020; Strategically enabling Africa female entrepreneurs.
The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.
This year, Shecluded hosted a weeklong event to commemorate the International Women’s Day themed: “An Equal World is an Enabled World”. Discussions were centered on the need for women to constantly develop, gain and acquire skills in an ever-evolving world. We went further to empower these women by providing them tools to help showcase their company products and services and also effectively showcase their personal brand online.
More and more women are getting over the misconception that social media is only for the very young and are starting to view it as an amazing tool to strengthen their businesses. It is becoming widely understood that social media holds a great deal of power and its potential is endless. This is why we decided to do something significant and life-changing for women in our community. Over 100 women came in and had the opportunity to
· Shoot Professional headshots
· Product photography
· 2 minutes video commercial for their businesses.
· Business advisory
We had a lot of testimonials as some of these women said that “it was the first time in their lives to speak in front of a camera, take professional headshots etc”, ‘others were happy to network and leverage collaboration opportunities.
The story of equal opportunities for women belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. Shecluded as a fin-tech company for women believes that women can do more, be better and take on bigger responsibilities economically and globally when given a little push whether as funds, advisory, platforms or resources etc. “Inclusion is more than just a ‘check in the box’ activity for us.
To our partners who came on board to drive this event successfully, we say thank.
It’s going to take everyone to think and be inclusive — all the time, everywhere.
Link to some videos below: