Podcast: Ok to dislike IWD? Educating girls and the very incredible Dr Kakenya Ntaiya

Podcast: Ok to dislike IWD? Educating girls and the very incredible Dr Kakenya Ntaiya

The Women's Agenda Podcast
This is our International Women’s Day podcast edition! We get to meet one of the most inspiring women who has ever come to Women’s Agenda (and that is saying a LOT), Dr Kakenya Ntaiya.

Engaged to be married at five in Kenya, Kakenya had different ideas for her future. She shares her story of education, studying in the United States and then returning home to start two schools for girls, and work on the 130 million girls who are still not in school internationally.

Our chat with Kakenya starts around 24 minutes in.

But first, Georgie Dent, Shivani Gopal and Angela Priestley are talking International Women’s Day. Why do we need it? Has it gone too far? Is it actually creating more work for women when we already have way too much on?

We also answer some ‘rapid fire questions’, including whether we’d accept Donald Trump as a boss if it meant he was no longer president of the United States, along with questions about morning routines and television shows we’d prefer to not admit we’re watching.

This is one very wide-ranging episode.

Listen below. You can also go and subscribe at iTunes and all your favourite podcast places. Search for us at ‘The Women’s Agenda Podcast’ (and look for the above artwork)


Some of the stories discussed this week include:

Dr Kakenya Ntaiya was engaged at 5 years old. Now, she’s educated more than 500 Kenyan girls

Confession: I (still) hate International Women’s Day

We don’t want to see ‘women rise’ on basis of others doing worse, says Scott Morrison. On IWD

The cost of climate change on women and girls internationally is dire

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