Malawi First Lady to grace Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in US

Malawi First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has been invited to be a Guest Speaker and panelist during the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day to held on November 19 in New York, United States of America (USA).

Madam Mutharika: Off to America

Madam Mutharika: Off to America

The event is expected to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will be handled by speaker and moderator Cathy Calvin President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UN Foundation.

Mutharika, who left the country Saturday for USA, will be joined by First Lady of Namibia  Penehupifo Pohamba, at the event.

Press Secretary Frederick Ndala said the event is relevant to Malawi as it seeks to promote women economic empowerment as stipulated in Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGD’s).

“The participation of the First Lady, therefore, symbolises high level political will on the part of government to turn Malawi women from passive recipients of handouts to active participants in their own economic empowerment,” said Ndala.

He also said the First Lady will share information on the role of Malawi government in supporting more women empowerment endeavors.

“She will also share information on how government is working with the private sector to empower women entrepreneurs,” he added.

The event will be held under the theme ‘Government’s Role in Empowering Girls and Women Entrepreneurs’ and will discuss women entrepreneurs in recognition that they are the new engines for inclusive and sustainable industrial growth and rising stars of the economy in developing countries.

It is also highly likely that the First Lady will demonstrate how the recently launched Gertrude Mutharika Beautify Malawi Trust can be a tool for turning waste into an economic opportunity area where women can use waste as a source of income.

Among many others, the event will draw together women entrepreneurs themselves, women motivational speakers, women working in public institutions and those in Non-Governmental Organizations.

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17 thoughts on “Malawi First Lady to grace Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in US”

  1. Time says:

    Osangoti zili bwino bwanji, kodi a malawi tidzinyoza mpaka liti

  2. JB ndikudzatulukila. Ukamyata kapena kuonekela?

  3. pearson sadala says:

    Akakamba za kutola zinyalala ndi makondomu

  4. busulu says:

    Ayi, women enpowerment = lesbian enpowerment..I think Kamuzu was right. pano nde tikungodya Bonya, awa aku yendayenda kumanamizila ndale…a Malawi tapusilatu..U think cashgate was a thing but i tell you the whole government of Malawi since democracy has been a cashgate..tinya sitinati..

  5. Trevor manyi says:

    Yet another shopping trip at Malawians expense

  6. clement says:

    Others are jealousy eeesh Nyasaland especially Joyce kkkk.Go Mom Gettu

    1. Chemwali chimwene says:

      Mwasowa zonena. Manyazi patricia ndi george. Ankati JB akutsatila Peter. Koma mukumuona JB, angoyenda ndalama za omuyitana. Getu ndi mkazi wa president, JB was the president, simungawafananitse.

  7. Patriot says:

    Kumangonamizira akuti andiyitana ku US iri bodza mthupi mutafoyira.
    More over JB akakhalako, so there is NO need for you to go and waste our hard earned money at Waldorf Astoria.

  8. Alungwana says:

    I hope you will not disgrace Malawi.

  9. koma says:

    That lipstick n the makeup is too much for someone your age aaa bwanji kodi.

  10. LINESS2 says:

    face to face with JB there! that will be nice..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  11. Abiti Ntira kuntima kuli dyokodyoko kufuna akanapita nawo

  12. replacement says:

    zikakhala zaku America mumapita nokha koma Ku Africa kuno nde mumatumako ena.

  13. Mbolozidana says:

    mind you former president dr. joyce banda has also been invited to the same conference as a penalist.

  14. Tukombo says:

    The only problem is that Gertrude Maseko does not fit the profile: she is not an entrepreneur, she is not a motivational speaker, she has never worked in a public institution or an NGO, her foundation has not empowered any woman, her husbands administration has no initiative to empower women. What is she going to USA for ??? To by more fake hair????

    1. Khalidwe says:

      correction Tukombo..she worked for the NGO World Vision for close to 20 years…

      1. MMALAWI says:

        akulu kuyankhula pagulu ndi talent.amene ali extension/social worker teachers,journalist by proffsion amaphunzitsidwa luso loyankhula pagulu .or adali Dev Facilitator ku WORLD VISION sh z anurse.akawola manyi ma street akumeneko

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