#IWD2023 - Prisca Rwezahura, Country Director, Tanzania

To mark International Women's Day 2023, we have interviewed a few of our female staff members at GAIN. This interview aims to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of women in the workplace and their significant impact on an organisation's success.

Join us as we delve into the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of our female colleagues, and gain insight into their journey towards achieving their goals.

This interview is a tribute to all women who have worked tirelessly to make their mark in their respective industries and inspire future generations of women to do the same.

One stereotype women in the workplace are tired of hearing.

Women are emotional creatures and therefore poor at managing conflicts or confrontations.

Prisca looking ahead and lost in her thoughts

What inspires you to come to work every day?

The fact that I can make a positive contribution and impact on the lives and overall well-being of the most vulnerable in our society.

One quality that every woman must admire about herself.

Her uniqueness! What makes her different from others, gender aside. 


What does equity mean to you?

The opportunity to be heard and appreciated from a gender-neutral lens.

What advice would you give to women starting out their career?

Believe in yourself, never compromise your values or principles, put in the hard work and more importantly, always be consistent in the quality of work that you deliver. 


Women will achieve true equality when _______

There are no gender-related rights, employment, and payroll biases.

Prisca standing up and talking in the microphone in a room filled with people

Believe in yourself, never compromise your values or principles, put in the hard work.

What unique strengths do women bring to leadership roles, and how can organisations leverage these strengths to drive success?

The ability to multi-task as second nature, wear empathetic multiple hats, and appreciate diverse perspectives including feedback. These unique strengths can be leveraged to drive success at the workplace by using them to;

  1. nurture broader inclusivity and buy in behind the organisation's vision and mission,
  2. bring to the fore a multi-dimensional outlook and perspective on issues and challenges &
  3. by ensuring that the often unheard voices and contributions of the minority in the work place (women) are being well represented and heard.