The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) in collaboration with Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) and UN Global Compact Network Tanzania with the support from the UNDP will be hosting the 2nd Annual Leadership conference to be held on 19thSeptember 2019at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel aimingto bring together both private sector, development partners, Institutions of Higher Learning, government officials and global leaders to develop new and innovative approaches for mainstreaming gender at the workplace.
Addressing the press conference, the Executive Director of ATE Dr. Aggrey Mlimuka said that this year’s Conference theme will be “The Future of Work for Women: Are the Workplace Policies Ready? And is expecting to come up with strategies on how to enhance the inclusion of women in leadership positions in the corporate world, putting in place a knowledge base for best practices, and how to increase participation in women leadership in Tanzania with focusing on internalisation of the UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEP) in the private sector through workplace policies.
“The objectives of this year’s Conference is to deliberate on women leaders’ challenges and opportunities in relation to the future of work for women, enhance private sector representatives understanding of relevance and beneﬁts of gender equality in business; engage men at workplace in the promotion of women’s economic empowerment; add visibility to women entrepreneurs and employees and portray them as authentic drivers of economic development; share knowledge and experiences on the business case for the inclusion of women in leadership positions; to drive for internalisation of Women Empowerment Principles (WEP) in organization policies and to showcase achievements witnessed as a result of the Female Future Programme in Tanzania,” said Dr. Mlimuka
The Female Future Programme is an initiative by ATE in partnership with NHO which was launched by the Vice President in 2016 is still the most relevant and successful programme which has been shaping women from different enterprises within middle management to be able to take up top positions as well as take their seats on various boards.
Executive Director of ATE Dr. Aggrey Mlimuka (Centre) addressing press conference about the 2nd ATE Annual Leadership Conference to be held on 19th September 2019 in Dar es salaam.