DUT launches ‘Women in Leadership’ course
Concluding women’s month the Durban University of Technology launches a Women in Leadership course.
This short course was officially launched during a women’s high tea event hosted by the Department of Information and Corporate Management, partnering with the deputy vice-chancellor’s office at Ritson campus, DUT.
This short course is intended to uplift and empower women who aspire to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Radha Reddy, a Business and Information Management lecturer, said that the aim of to equip women with leadership skills.
“This is a five-day course and it will run in September. This course is aimed at women who are aspiring to take on leadership positions. It is open to all women, and they will receive assistance from the women’s support forum which will be created for those who need help with challenges that they might be facing,” said Reddy.
The high tea was attended by female professors such as DUT’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sibusiso Moyo. In her welcoming speech, she stressed the importance of women to be involved in leadership programmes.
After the high tea, women were showered with gifts by the sponsoring partners, Annique Health & Beauty, Foschini and Nadine Designs.
Annique’s Sales Director, Lasandra Kaldenbreg said that she is pleased to be part of such an initiative as a woman.
“My relationship with DUT started in 2010, I was a Marketing lecturer and I used to help students with practical marketing before they go out to the field. I am so happy to be part of this event because as women, we are born with leadership potential but we have to grow and develop it,” said Kaldenberg
Foschini’s Lungi Manqele said that they are pleased to have partnered with DUT for the first time.
“We came to sponsor the ladies at their high tea and we gave them goodie bags full of gifts,” she said.
Picture: Nkosenhle Sibisi