The CEO and founder of the African Women’s Sports Summit, Juliet Bawuah has charged female sports journalists to be brave enough to take the front line in the sports industry.
Whether it is the Nation’s Cup or the Women’s World Cup, the African woman in sports must be seen leading the conversation. It should no longer be said that the African woman in sports is relegated to the background. It should also no longer be said that we got opportunities and did nothing with them.
“The change must start now. In our immediate environments, we must be prepared to be agents of this necessary change. We must push for it even if it comes at a cost,” Miss Bawuah added.
Ms Bawuah earlier spoke in a promotional video for the event about hurting determination to see women do well in this field being one motivating factor for the organization of this event.
“There is always something beautiful about being a woman in sports. From coming from behind the curve to taking a front row seat. I have held my own against so much doubt,” she said.
“The urge to see other women step up to the challenge is dear to my heart. We need more women to join us in making a difference in sports,” Juliet added.
The maiden edition of the African Women’s Sports Summit saw 5 accomplished women in the Sports industry, Ms Lucy Quist (Former Vice President of the GFA Normalisation Committee) , Ms. Carol Tsabalala of Supersport, South Africa, Nana Aba Anamoah (EIB Network) and Usher Komugisha.It is the first of its kind to be held on the continent.