Empowered Women, Moving Waters

Empowered Women, Moving Waters

A different perspective on empowerment in a tourism context — The following is a blog by Yeganeh Aghazamani, who graduated with a Ph.D. in Tourism Management from the Pennsylvania State University. For her doctoral dissertation Yeganeh conducted a field study in an Iranian tourism destination evaluating local women’s perceptions on empowerment. The below excerpt is taken from this dissertation, titled “Pathways to women’s empowerment in northern Iran” and her paper, titled “Women’s perceptions of empowerment in Ramsar: A tourism destination…

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Travelling, Learning, and Solving – Philile’s Story

Travelling, Learning, and Solving – Philile’s Story

Philile Nzimande, a mentee of Maud Masiyiwa-Wakatama, is a co-founder of the South African based business, Travelingcheapskates. Travelingcheapskates is a black female owned social enterprise that began in 2012. They have been listed on Soul Traveller as 1 of 7 ‘Black Owned Travel Start-ups Changing The Face of South African Tourism’. As well as featuring on all leading South African media platforms, such as SABA News, ENCA, SAFM, RADIO2000, UKHOZIFM, and more. Philile told us that they have learnt a lot through their journey in…

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The Mentor – Maud’s Story

The Mentor – Maud’s Story

A mentorship is a powerful partnership. It allows the mentor to share their knowledge, advice, and resources with their mentees to help them excel professionally. It is also the reason why many women are making it to the top of their careers, and why many local businesses are successful. In South Africa, there are many organisations who actively promote and support these partnerships. Here is a story of Maud Masiyiwa-Wakatama, Managing Director of Capstone Training and Development, and Philile Nzimande,…

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