Of all the inequalities in African conservation, perhaps the most stark is its lack of African women. Racist and sexist biases mean that they are often overlooked for leadership positions, and must defy gender roles to take certain jobs. AdvertisementDominique Gonçalves Charlie Hamilton JamesMozambique’s Dominique Gonçalves runs the Elephant Ecology Project at Gorongosa National Park, and is a mentor for its Girls’ Club. In 2016, Mirriam Namushi became Zambia’s first female area warden, managing 300 staff at Kafue National Park. ‘Let them not fear that it’s a tough job.... What is needed is passion.’Read next A road trip along South Africa's rocky shores Inspiration A road trip along South Africa's rocky shoresLike this?