Leadership of Women in African
Leadership refers to ability of a person or a group of people to influence motivate and guide a group of people or members towards achieving a common set goal. A leader is therefore the director and the inspiration of the group activities because he or she possesses a combination of leadership and personality skills that attract others. Effective leadership is based on ideas (whether borrowed original), however this will not happen unless those ideas are communicated to people in a manner that convinces them enough to respond as the leader wants them to react. While the pragmatic literature on management and leadership and in Africa is sparse, the literature upon leadership of women in African is even sparser. This paper focuses upon the fate of the African woman and politics. Despite the effort of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela an Africa women activists and politician Wangari Muta Maathai’s leadership style was above by far.
Wangari Muta Maathai was a famous Kenyan political, environmental and social activist and the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. This price was given to her after progressive hard work activist upon human and founding the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Wangari was educated in the U. S the University of Pittsburgh and in the University of Nairobi Kenya.
Wangari Maathai stood up valiantly and solidly against the oppressive era system in Kenya. Her exceptional administration style has enormously added to drawing consideration upon political abuse – locally and around the world. She has filled in as motivation for some in the battle upon majority rule rights just as urging ladies to better their circumstance. Maathai is reflected as a pioneer of unprecedented character, trustworthiness and vision. Her actions takes after Kaptein and Wempe’s portrayal of individuals with uprightness by being in a condition of “essential joining,” where words and deeds pursue, and “outside combination,” where social issues are seen on an individual and worldwide scale.
On the other hand, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, (born September 26, 1936, South Africa) South African activist and social worker considered by many people of South African to be the “Mother of the Nation.” She was the 2nd wife of Nelson Mandela, from whom she divorced in 1992 after her questionable behavior and unrestrained militancy alienated fellow anti-apartheid activists, including her husband. Winifred Madikizela trained as a social worker and she became first black social worker in Johannesburg.
The leadership of Wangari Maathai involved making sound and sometimes challenging decisions, articulating and creating a clear vision, forming achievable goals as well as providing people with tools and knowledge necessary in achieving the esatblished goals. This highly contradicts the leadership of, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela whose news after her death, created argument over whether she deserved the due respect as an African leader. Win can is depicted as a polarizing figure who people either hated or loved because and she made a number of corrupt decisions which tainted her reputation.
Wangari Thuta Maathai’s leadership style was constantly affirmed and fearless in action. For this reason she is ranked being the top most in the ranking of leaders with social responsibility and integrity. She is a role model and a great ethical figure which endures to inspire deeply in many people all over the world, inspiring and motivating them to do their best. This is best outlined in the story she love to narrate about the humming bird. Rest in eternal peace, Pr. Wangari Thuta Maathai! You will be remembered for ever.