Office Administrator, Finance Department
What is your Role at GDC?
I manage both internal and external customers. I receive and welcome them to the finance directorate. I guide them to the offices of the GDC officers they request to see. I also receive invoices from suppliers and attend to the clients who make enquires on payments matters.
Is International Women’s Day important to you?
Yes, it is important to me. It is a day when the world appreciates and also celebrates the role of a woman in society as they are the backbone of a nation, family pillars and an impactful resource worldwide. The role of a woman is next to none, she is a mother, a close friend, a helper and a provider.
Progress in the empowerment of women
Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. It includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time lives and increased voice, and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.
Share a moment during which you felt inspired by another woman?
GDC’s Direct Use Manager, Ms. Martha Mburu recently shared a story on how she began her career that is considered to be a male-dominated field. What I liked about her story is that she was the only female student in her class while at the university and this did not make her shy away from pursuing her engineering degree. She has done exemplary well and this affirms that what a man can do, a woman can do better!
What is your message as we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day?
Every day is a great day to celebrate the amazing women in your life, but International Women’s Day gives you an extra reason to do just that. Let us all as women join hands to celebrate the achievements of our fellow women, raise awareness about women’s equality and lobby for accelerated gender parity.