At this meeting, it was essential for us to understand why most young ladies associations don’t survive in Zambia so as to know how to make ours succeed. It was also important for us to make our meetings not only learning and networking platform but also fun. The input from our members was amazing with suggestions such as lunch dates on our own and with mentors, book club where we as YBPW (Z) read the same book at the same time and share what we have learnt from it, mentoring younger girls who are still in secondary/high school. Furthermore, we did not want to concentrate only on the lighter side of things but also considered skill-building workshops, guest speakers for our meetings and taking advantage of all advertised training sessions. We also agreed to keep partaking in not only our own meetings but main BPW meetings as well so as to get accustomed to a more formal style of meeting and the required etiquette.
It was truly great to see young ladies together on a Saturday afternoon having constructive conversation. This is a sign of greater things to come. We look forward to our August meeting and the networking we do after the meetings. YBPW is providing us with a platform we would otherwise not have access to, a platform that can build all aspects of our young lives positively.
Regards, Young BPW Zambia