Ethlet Miscot: Founder of What’s-Up Gesu

In August 2015, 45-year-old Ethlet Frazer Miscot founded What’s-Up Gesu, a world-wide women’s ministry designed to embrace, educate and empower women by raising what she terms a ‘Woman with a difference’. The mother of three founded this ministry based on her own personal experiences and life challenges. “I experienced double loss in 2012. I got…

Icam invests K1.4bn in  office complex project

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (Icam) has unveiled its $2 million (K1.4 billion) office complext construction project comprising business centre and offices for rent. The three-storey building in Mandala along the Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre to be built by City Building Contractors, is estimated to be completed in one year…

Women’s conference for sprituality

Owing to the Appointed, Anointed and Accomplished Woman, a women’s conference organised annually by Blossom Africa Trust, Mervis Maliketi testifies of the goodness of the Lord. She has been attending the women’s conferences since 2006 and she talks of how the first one impacted her life to the extent that she has been attending the…

Giving women their deserved respect

Maria is a young professional holding a management position in one of the local banks. A young woman under 30, she claims she does not get the respect she deserves from her subordinates and colleagues and wonders if other women in high positions get similar treatment. Gender stereotyping is not unique to Malawi. Former United…

First Lady to boost girls’ education

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the importance of girls education as key to lessening myriad challenges, such as poverty and unemployment, among women. It is against this background that the First Lady has embarked on various initiatives, such as the September 2 Buy Malawi Fashion Show and luncheon at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, to…

Women Inspire advancing girls’ lives

Women Inspire Foundation, a growing female community aimed at helping women and girls realise their full potential held its first graduation of a programme called Msungwana wa Lero. “We launched the programme with girls from Chief Makata’s area in Ndirande, Blantyre in January 2017. Since then our volunteers, who were specially trained for the job,…

Farmers to benefit from SFFRFM, Medf partnership

Farmers across the country stand to boost their output, courtesy of a partnership between Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medf) and Smallholder Farmers Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) in the supply of farm inputs. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the agreement on Monday, SFFRFM chief executive officer (CEO) Andy Kalinde noted that business in…

High tea party raises K7 million

With the message that it is possible to have fun, spoil ourselves but at the same time help others, Women of Substance (WOS), has raised K7 million through a tea party, which will go towards assisting Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Blantyre. WOS, a group of women friends formed in 2010 to deepen their friendship and…

Yolanda Ndala-Kaunda and Lusekelo Mwenifumbo

Malawi Shipping Company’s only active female Captain Chipiliro Mponda; Bio-statistician and lecturer at Chancellor College, Halima Twabi and also Malawian Airlines’ Captain Yolanda Ndala-Kaunda and first officer Lusekelo Mwenifumbo shared their stories with girls attending the Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam [Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics] Camp on Monday. Every Woman…

Tamiwe Tomoka – Lead pathologist UNC-Mw cancer consortium

Tamiwe Tomoka is the lead pathologist for University of North Carolina (UNC)-Malawi Cancer Consortium providing diagnostic services for cancer to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and other hospitals both public and private in the north and central regions of Malawi. She also renders pathology support to different research activities with interest in cancer at UNC-Malawi Project.…

WLA advocates revised HIV/Aids Bill

Women Lawyers Association (WLA) has developed a gender analysis to shine a light on the harmful implications of some of the provisions in the HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill of 2017 currently being tabled in parliament. The women lawyers note that in its current format, the Bill is paternalistic, positing women as both…