African Women on Board (AWB) Launches Safety in Workplace Podcast Series ‘She Thrives’
She Thrives, is a new podcast about workplace violence launches today, Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
The Podcast is brought to you by African Women on Board (AWB), an independent, non-profit organisation, and is funded in part by Ford Foundation.
She Thrives is an important part of the organization’s ‘Violence Against Women in The Workplace’ initiative and will feature stories from women who have faced violence within their working environments and perspectives from thought leaders.
The 10-episode series will premiere on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, on BEAT 99.9 FM from 1 pm – 1:30 pm and 4 pm on Podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. Subsequent episodes will also air at the same times for 9 weeks.
Some of the guests include; Uche Ofodile, CEO, MTN Benin Republic; Chidinma Lawanson, Country Head, Mastercard Foundation; Folasope Aiyesimoju, GMD, UAC of Nigeria Plc; Nicolette Naylor, International Program Director, Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice; Regional Director for Southern Africa at Ford Foundation; Ufuoma McDermott, Filmmaker & Actress.
“This podcast was created to confront this culture of looking away; to sensitize the public and policymakers about how widespread workplace violence against women is and its effects on women and our society. It was created so women could come out and say, ‘Here’s what I’ve faced and I’m tired of facing it.” – Chair, AWB, Nkiru Balonwu.
According to the Program Manager, Inem King “The primary objective of this podcast is to inform the public about the existence and prevalence of workplace violence against women, and detail its adverse effects on women, businesses, societies and economies. It also serves as a springboard for recommendations to relevant stakeholders whose policies, regulations and rules can mitigate this menace.”
The podcast will help stakeholders (women, men, workplaces, regulatory bodies, policymakers, etc.) better understand and tackle violence against women and create policy models that can be applied to workplaces across the continent.