Toyosi Ogunseye, editor of the Sunday Punch in Nigeria has won the African Women in News Leadership Award to be presented tonight in Narobi, Kenya. She has shared her top tips for suceeding as a young woman journalist with the World Editors Forum, encouraging them to never let their gender stop them from achieving their goals. Ashleigh Tullis reports.
“Exemplary leaders such as Ms Ogunseye serve as an inspiration to the next generation of African leaders,” said Cherilyn Ireton, Director of the World Editors Forum, the organization within WAN-IFRA for chief editors and other senior newsroom executives.
By Chandapiwa Baputaki
In her late thirties, bubbly and easy going Ngubeni said this when giving a keynote address to participants of a groundbreaking leadership programme for African women working in the media held at Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg South Africa.
Ngubeni told the women that they are their own authors and none should dictate to them what they should do. “You influence others through the work that you do and what you should ask yourself is what influence you have on others,” Ngubeni said. [Read more...]