Women’s TV CEO, Lisa T. Diasay Wins FeJAL Presidency
The Chief Executive Officer of Women’s TV, Lisa T. Diasay has won the presidency of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) her election was driven by resounding support, as she received an overwhelming majority vote and an absolute mandate from her colleagues.
“This victory is a triumph not just for me but for every female journalist in the country,” Diasay, the founder and CEO of Women’s TV, told the Daily Observer via a telephone interview on Sunday.
The newly elected president emphasized the importance of unity and reconciliation within the association, recognizing that her election signifies a win for all female journalists.
Diasay defeated VOA Liberia Correspondent, Dennise Nimpson, 156 to 62 votes in an election that was held at the association’s headquarters in Paynesville outside Monrovia. The electoral process brought together almost 300 members of the association.
Oretha Bundoo Seh won the vice president race, defeating her opponent, Vivian Nah-Mulbah, by 150 votes to 70.
Patience Baye-Koromah and Famatta E. Thomas were elected Secretary General and Financial Secretary, respectively. Both were unopposed.
The President-elect, Diasay, is passionately advocated for a united front and called on members to work together in fostering a cohesive and harmonious environment. One of the key goals for her tenure is to push for the decentralization of the association, ensuring that leadership is inclusive and representative of journalists across the country.
By extending the reach of the organization beyond the capital city, she envisions a more vibrant and inclusive platform for female journalists to voice their concerns and aspirations. “We are going to ensure a decentralized FeJAL where every female journalist across this country will feel a part,” she said. “Our vision is inclusion, unity, collaboration, and empowerment.”
Recognizing the significance of technology in today’s media landscape, the new president aims to spearhead the digitalization of the union’s headquarters. This transformation will involve creating a comprehensive database for members and establishing an official website, enabling improved communication and networking amongst the association’s constituents.
Furthermore, she is committed to facilitating capacity-building and professional empowerment initiatives for FJAL members. Through workshops, training, and mentoring programs, she intends to equip journalists with the relevant skills and knowledge to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving media industry.
By investing in the professional development of members, she seeks to elevate the overall standard of journalistic excellence in Liberia. The election of this female journalist as President of FJAL marks a significant milestone in the advancement of gender equality in the media sector.
Her vision of unity, cooperation, and collaboration resonates with journalists across the country, as they look forward to a future where their voices are amplified and their contributions to the profession are duly recognized. As the new President embarks on her tenure, the expectations are high, but so is the optimism surrounding her leadership.
The entire media landscape eagerly anticipates the positive changes and progress that will be ushered in under her stewardship. With her firm commitment to unity, inclusivity, and empowerment, she is poised to make a lasting impact, not only within the FJAL but also in the broader media landscape of Liberia.