March 2016 East Africa Women’s Mentoring Network Mentee of the Month
Name: Hawa Abdillahi
Work Place: HealthRight International
Why did you want to be a mentee?
“I wanted to learn about all the different approaches that colleagues were using to promote reproductive health services and generally improve on my knowledge and skills on management and advocacy.”
What are your career goals?
“To be a gender health and reproductive health specialist and advocate.”
How do you want to improve FP/RH in your community?
“Through improving access to reproductive health services and information through community based distributors and promoting adolescent reproductive health.”
What is your advice to fellow young women entering the workforce in Africa?
“Take every opportunity to learn and grow, we have our work cut out for us; if we want to bring change we must first embrace change.”