WALPE is a women’s political empowerment and leadership academy set up to advance knowledge and deepen the capacity of women who want to successfully run for public elected positions. It seeks to provide women with theoretical and practical trainings that empower them to run for public office.
The academy is driven by the need to challenge the status quo, through creating platforms and opportunities for women to get into decision making and leadership positions.
Change the face of politics and policy by identifying, educating and empowering women in Zimbabwe to engage actively in political process as citizens, activists, voters, candidates, and leaders.
Get out of your comfort zone and aim to do better than what you did yesterday. We can and we will shatter the glass ceiling.
Be bold, be courageous. Do not wait for opportunities, grab them.
- Don’t be counted as Others
Inspire to make a difference. Whatever you do aim to leave an indelible mark. You must not be counted as others. Stand out!
- Respect the past. Change the future.
Appreciate those who walked the journey before you and aim to take it from where they left and make a difference.
Constantly look for opportunities and make good use of them. Never be stagnant. Be innovative.
Do not lose your principles with the floor. Be grounded, be unshaken.
Communicate with confidence, rationale and clarity. Answer questions with answers, not more questions, and demand the same in return. Be attentive. Be understood. Understand. Be respected. Respect others.
Benefits of Participating:
- Learn from experts and other women leaders.
- Make a difference.
- Networking – putting participants in touch with role models, mentors, and inspiring coaches.
- Acquire skills and techniques to boost your political and leadership career.