What I love about being a woman

It is a privilege to be a young woman in a country like South Africa which is alive with possibilities, unlimited opportunities and woman empowerment initiatives. The South African government has committed themselves in building equal society and working towards ending gender discrimination.

Today women can pursue whatever career in any field that they want without the worry of being discriminated against.

Information and technology advancement are at our advantage as well. We can take on leadership positions and can be involved in business. A woman’s place is no longer in the kitchen alone but also in the field and there are structures in place to ensure that we are also successful in the field.

Like the Proverbs 31 woman of noble character, who goes to inspect the field and buys; with her earnings she buys a vineyard. She is energetic and strong; a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns into the night...she is clothed with strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future (Prov 31:16-25).


Moreover, is that as a young Christian woman I have God on my side who enables me to do all things through Christ who is my strength (Phil 4:13). Through God I am more than empowered to achieve my dreams. All I need to do is to believe in his Word, meditate upon it and speak it upon my life. The Bible says, He is the one who gives us this ability to acquire wealth (Duet 8: 17-18). With this knowledge of the truth of God, I can then be able to tap into the abundant opportunities before me. If I dream it, put my mind to it and work hard at it I can achieve it.

I love the fact that we have such great and powerful women who are doing well in business, government and in the Church. We can look up to these following women, just to mention a few:

Dr Eva Seobi – Medical Doctor and ordained Minister of the Word of God.
Thuli Madonsela - Public Protector
Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka - United Nations Under-Secretary General and the Executive Director of UN Women.
Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma – Chairperson of African Union Commission.
Mrs Basetsana Khumalo – Director of Tswelopele Productions, President of the Business women’s Association of South Africa and many other prominent positions.

Women are natural nurturers; they are caring and filled with compassion. They are also strong willed and powerful. With these qualities and empowerment, women can change the world. They can make it a better place by teaching the young women great values of love, peace, compassion and hard work.

Written by Antoinette Sithole