The room in the parliament was filled with majorly men, we had about two female leaders at this engagement. After my speaking engagement, one of the women who meant well constantly called my attention in an effort to show me the room she had kept “specially”for me to join in a photo session. She looked like she was in her fifties I believe. “Princess here is a place for you” she said. I turned and looked around. This well meaning woman had kept a position for me behind the men where only the men occupied the front row.
“This is typical of most uneducated and selfish African Leaders, the men believe they are true leaders, thus should have a seat at the table while women often time do not deserve a seat where decisions are made. It is an absurd cultural phenomenon” says Douglas Lima, a university undergraduate of Virginia State University.
During these times, I had been carrying out a research for over two years which examines WHY THERE ARE FEW WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, so informing me that a seat had been created for me behind the men and not at the table, sparked a strong feeling of disapproval in me and I immediately retorted “ I WILL SEAT AT THE TABLE.