General Cable Africa Inspires Change for International Women’s Day

The ladies of General Cable’s manufacturing plant in Luanshya, Zambia, celebrated International Women’s Day by joining together and visiting an elderly home just outside of Luanshya in a very rural area. They took with them food, clothing and other items to donate to the residents in need.

International Women’s Day, which was on March 8, 2014, has been celebrated annually since 1909, when the earliest Women’s Day observance was held in New York to remember the strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Google reports that thousands of events are held throughout the world on this date to “inspire women and celebrate achievements.” For this year, the theme is Equality for Women is Progress for All .

General Cable considered it a great privilege to be part of a visit to the home. The ability to give to the community and specifically to the elderly in need within this community was inspirational. This special day was supported by Stephan Sikombe, Human Resources Manager at General Cable’s Luanshya, Zambia plant, as well as Theo Botes, General Cable’s regional head of Human Resources for Sub-Sahara Africa.


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