As an ally member of the Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter, on the 25-26th May, WiM Africa Lead, Andrea Opoku took part in the Summit moderating the South Africa segment.
The segment included a panel discussion with three phenomenal leaders Natalie Botha - Director of Creative Development at Kantar South Africa, Elizabeth Mokwena - HomeCare Africa Marketing Director at Unilever, and Asha Patel - Head of B2B Marketing SSA & Head of Marketing South Africa at Google. The topic of discussion was Women in Leadership - Leading Through a Pandemic.
The panel discussion was followed by presentations from The Loeries CEO Preetesh Sewraj on Leadership and Innovation - Lessons from Women in History; and then from Stacey Grant, Unilever's Consumer Markets Insights Africa Director on Is South Africa Ready to be Unstereotyped.
The Unstereotype Alliance, convened by UN Women and launched in 2017 at Cannes Lions is a thought and action platform that seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes in all media and advertising content. It brings together partners and seeks to collectively use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world. Members work towards creating a world without stereotypes, empowering women in all their diversity, whether that be related to race, class, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language or education and addressing harmful masculinities to help create a gender equal world.
If your organisation is interested in becoming a member of the South Africa chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance or any other National chapter visit the Unstereotype Alliance website.