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【EP4】Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism -A Female Perspective with Cianne Jones

Updated: Mar 6, 2022

The RE: Project has partnered with the WIAN | The Women in International Affairs Network to create an #interview series about the career experience of remarkable women from the international development and humanitarian sector. They will be sharing their experience about the obstacles they faced, how they overcame them, and advice for other women embarking on a similar path.

Through this podcast series, we want to highlight the experiences of women from a variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and how their careers could be better supported.

Our fourth episode features Cianne Jones: Cianne is a lawyer, women's rights activist, career development coach and founder of WIL Uganda (Women In Leadership), a grassroots female-led charity in Uganda.

Transitioning from a career in family law in London, she has been thriving a career in the international development sector over the last 7 years spanning youth development, early childhood development and women's empowerment. As a strong advocate for decolonisation of the development sector, she works to empower people to become agents of change in their own communities. Cianne is also passionate about women empowering each other, and lead a monthly group coaching workshop to support women to fulfill their potential.

Tune in to Cianne as she shares her career path to international development starting from being a lawyer, and the challenges she faced to have her voice heard as a persevering career woman in Part 1 of the Podcast. In the Second podcast, Cianne shares her experience as a founder of WIL Uganda (Women In Leadership - Uganda), and advice and knowledge that a young professional entering the International Development and/or Political sector should know as we become the generation to further changes in our society.

Thank you, Cianne for sharing these insights! If you have any questions for Cianne feel free to leave a comment!

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