Harvard exec shares empowering lessons on saying yes ahead of women’s breakfast

When women say yes to new opportunities and challenges, they are saying yes to themselves.

Guest Speaker Obenewa Amponsah has shared her words of wisdom ahead of the CapeTalk's Go Beyond Women’s Breakfast on Friday 11 August.

Read: Bonnie Mbuli to host Go Beyond Women’s Breakfast with Old Mutual

Amponsah, who is Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director, will host a talk titled 'Say Yes to You'.

By saying yes to ourselves, we are setting an example for other women to live more fully.

Obenewa Amponsah, Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director

I'll be reflecting on my own journey and how I've gotten to this point.

Obenewa Amponsah, Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director

The most critical thing I've learned over the years is that it's about taking a risk and sometimes saying yes.

Obenewa Amponsah, Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director

All too often, as women, we tend to hold ourselves back. Often because of the things society tell us we should or should not do and the insecurities that this can breed.

Obenewa Amponsah, Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director

Amponsah has also served as the CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation and worked extensively in the non-profit sector.

Also read: Obenewa Amponsah will inspire at CapeTalk's Go Beyond Women’s Breakfast

She emphasised the importance of mentorship among women and how women can learn from each other.

The Go Beyond Women’s Breakfast will feature an exciting line-up of speakers who will share their stories, including Jo-Ann Strauss and Nicola Taylor.

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