First Lady Clar Maria Weah says one of the ways in achieving the advancement of women participation is through effective mentorship of young, potential and talented girls across the Country.
Madam Weah noted that said mentorship will also include knowledge and experience sharing as well as providing proper guidance for the future leaders of Liberia.
This she believes when done will help inspire young girls to to take up leadership roles in the future.
She said though President Weah has so far appointed several women to key positions in Government, more still needs to be done to help bridge the wide gaps across the Country and the Continent at large.
The gaps she noted is so wide to include 5% women occupying Chief Executive Officers positions, 24% parliamentary positions,29% senior management position and 22% cabinet ministers positions respectively.
Liberia’s first lady spoke at the ongoing Shereos international forum taking place in Monrovia.
At the same time Former Malawian President Joyce Banda has challenged African leaders to see the need to implement policies and programs that will support, protect and promote girls’ education.
Madam Banda said if the continent should create the environment where women can succeed than it is important for duty bearers to see the education of girls as key.
Speaking at the ongoing Shereos international forum the Malawian politician attributed the lack of education for women and several other challenges as issues which now unable some women in Africa not to realize their leadership potential.
Though the challenges of women issues are glaring but more concerted efforts and support from the women themselves are needed to help address some of the issues as political will, unity amongst women are key factors to be taken into consideration.