ATE, ERB join forces for women's empowerment

By Guardian Reporter , The Guardian
Published at 11:00 PM Apr 03 2024
ATE’s CEO, Susann Ndomba.
The Guardian Reports
ATE’s CEO, Susann Ndomba.

A transformative journey awaits as over 116 women are poised to embark on a path of empowerment, equipping them with the essential skills needed to excel in diverse leadership roles within their professional domains.

This marks the tenth program conducted by the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) since its inception.

ATE’s CEO, Susann Ndomba, revealed this during a function in Dar es Salaam today, where ATE partnered with the Engineer Registration Board (ERB) to provide such training to women including its female members.

Susann explained that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations will last for about three years. Each year, at least 13 women will receive leadership empowerment, with ERB investing $39,000 for the training.

The program has garnered interest from many companies that recognize the importance of investing in women. ATE focuses on training them in leadership and communication areas.

“We aim to deliver and enhance women's leadership skills, with a nine-month curriculum that includes talks by renowned leaders,” Susann explained, emphasizing, “Investing in women adds value to the workplace.”

Bernard Kavishe, the registrar for ERB, stated that investing in the program contributes to safeguarding women in diverse leadership environments.

“The agreement aims to empower women to take pride in their leadership roles and to continue strengthening themselves,” he said.

He urged Tanzanians to seize the opportunity presented by female leaders like President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Speaker of Parliament, Tulia Ackson, to promote gender equality and development.

"In order to achieve equality, ERB has launched projects to address gender disparities in the sector. Our three-year partnership with ATE ensures that women have access to training,” he affirmed.