Women are sometimes reluctant to take on leadership roles as they have to choose between family, work and other responsibilities.
This was highlighted by Fiji Trade Union Congress Programs Executive Officer Jotika Sharma at the FTUC Women’s Conference to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Sharma says that part of the objective of the conference is encourage women to take up more leadership positions in their workplaces and within Unions.
She says most women at the Conference have highlighted that finding the balance of having a career and raising a family is the biggest challenge.
Also speaking at the FTUC Women’s Conference was SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya who encouraged the women present that achieving that balance of work and family responsibilities can be the first step to increasing women’s presence in leadership roles.
Tabuya adds that working together with husbands, fathers, brothers and male colleagues is part of finding that balance and making a change.
Tabuya also urged the participants present at the conference to find the better balance adding that they cannot expect anyone else to speak on women’s issues and women have to be the ones to take the first steps to speak out for themselves and for other women.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.