Mpho (Zawadi) Mashego – Women Deliver

Mpho (Zawadi) Mashego

  • Age: 26
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Let's create a world where there is celebration instead of competition, where we coexist with our differences, and where we all belong.

- Mpho (Zawadi) Mashego


Mpho (Zawadi) Mashego was born and raised in South Africa. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of the Western Cape in 2019. As Communications and Events Intern at iThemba LABS, Zawadi creates registration spreadsheets for workshops and conferences, compiles invoices and receipts for delegates attending the workshops and conferences, compiles invitation letters and visa letters to the delegates attending workshops and conferences, and creates nametags for delegates attending workshops and conferences.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

It began at home when I noticed how my brother's treatment was different from that of my sisters and me. The reason for this was that he is a boy and we are girls. I couldn't understand this reasoning and found it baseless. From thereon, I started striding on the path of gender equity and gender equality.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

Being one of the members to compile "The Citizen" play by Edu-Drama. It highlighted issues that black womxn face, written, produced, directed, and performed by black womxn.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Painting, writing poems, listening to music, and watching movies.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Setswana (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Kiswahili (Elementary)

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