Ambassador of Ireland – Fionnuala Gilsenan
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Ambassador of Ireland to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Mauritius – Fionnuala Gilsenan. We discuss some of her former diplomatic roles in East Timor, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Our conversation touches on potential points of knowledge exchange between Ireland and South Africa, with a focal point on women, in areas of peace and security, gender-based violence, education and economics. We consider women in leadership, and note the positive role-model effects that Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson, had on women, not just with political aspirations but with ambitions to succeed in other sectors. Tune in for more….