Media Glass Ceiling Hard To Crack For Women

2017 WINNERS with the late Beata Kasale
2017 WINNERS with the late Beata Kasale

For a while, particularly back in the 2000s, Botswana women in the media seemed to be getting it together. The newsrooms and other areas of media work, which had always been the domain of men, were seeing a lot of young female professionals coming through.

The media training programmes at the University of Botswana, Limkokwing University and South African institutions of learning were providing a pool of talent for the growing industry. With that, saw the rise of women media leadership. Women were taking editorship and other managerial positions.

The State media was proving a good place to thrive for women, whereas early as the ‘90s, the likes of Margaret Nasha were occupying the seat of director of Broadcasting Services. More followed Kebareng Solomon, Banyana Segwe, Monica Mphusu, Maria Pule, Keitirele Matlhape to name but a few.

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