Speaking at the inaugural Africa Women’s Sports Summit (currently ongoing at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra), SuperSport and Premier League TV’s Carol Tshabalala has charged ladies with dreams of entering careers in sports to not relent in their quest as dreams possess immense power.
Recounting the journey to her current stature as a leading name in sports broadcasting across the continent, Tshabalala submitted that it is possible to “come from absolutely nothing to become something.”
Stressing the place of passion despite multiple hurdles, she notes that she had to chart her own path, distinguishing herself with diligent research and fearless questioning: “My passion is what drove me.”
Other speakers at the event are summit host, Juliet Bawuah, Uganda’s Usher Komugisha, GH One TV’s Nana Aba Anamoah, as well as seasoned Ghanaian lawyer and Sports Journalist, Eva Okyere.
The summit, which has received an overwhelming response in patronage, is the brainchild of international sports journalist Juliet Bawuah. It seeks to present a platform for mentorship and greater female inclusion in the African sports ecosystem while working towards creating conditions that go a long way to help the African woman in sports attain career goals.
This year’s theme is “Take Your Place”, highlighting conversations about empowering young female sports journalists and upcoming talents to lead and impact their communities.
The Pan-African event will take stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps.
The 2019 #AWSportsSummit is supported by Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Kenya Airways, Expert Travel, Dr. Bates Solutions and Stimuluz.
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