Dear Colleagues and Friends
After 12 years with PROWEB it is with a sad heart that I would like to bid you farewell as I step down as Executive Director of PROWEB. It’s been a roller coaster of experiences with its ups and downs, its highs and lows but all building up to an enriched and wealthier experience. Some of my greatest highlight just to mention a few were the hosting of Business Women of South Africa (BWASA) /PROWEB trade mission, the study tour with Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development to understudy the Gender Commission in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya and also my representation of PROWEB in Amsterdam to talk about Successful mentorship programmes.
I am excited to be leaving an organisation that is well recognised and respected in the field of women empowerment with many organisations courting it for possible collaborations.
Especially, I want to thank the Board Trustees and the Secretariat, Tineyi Hungwe Project Officer, Catherine Nyatara Administration Officer , Anita Maketo Project Assistant, Interns Barbra Kachembere and Anesu Matizanadzo for enabling me and supporting me during this process.
I have met wonderful women during these years and my network is richer because of you all. I will continue as Trustee, mentor and trainer so definitely our paths will cross at some point.
To this end I would like to say thank you all.
I leave to concentrate on family business but I am happy to introduce to you Moira Ngaru who takes over as the PROWEB Executive Director from the 1st June 2017. Moira is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years experience in women economic empowerment. And I know you will give her the support she needs to make this organisation the best women empowerment organisation in the region and beyond.
Sithabile Mangwengwende (Mbuya VaSimba)