L-R: Mrs. Temitope Abolaji, Marketer, Linkage Assurance Plc; Ms. Floy Ukadike, Marketer, Linkage Assurance Plc; Mrs. Olubukola Olaniyan, Marketer, Linkage Assurance Plc; Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia, GM, Marketing, Linkage Assurance Plc; Mrs. Chioma Ogugua, Underwriter, Linkage Assurance Plc); Ms. Mercy Osunde, Marketer, Linkage Assurance Plc during the celebration of International Women’s Day organized by Linkage Assurance Plc in Lagos.
As the world marks the International Women’s Day this March, seeking empowerment for the feminine gender, female staff of Linkage Assurance Plc have underscored the importance of harnessing the potential and hidden abilities that rest with the women-fold.
They noted that if the hidden abilities can be explored without being undermined by sentiments that women are the weaker gender, the feminine gender could add so much value to the economy and society at large.
Speaking on the theme ‘Each for Equal’ as part of the activities to mark the women’s day, Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia, GM, Marketing, Linkage Assurance called on the women staff to take advantage of the event and array of expert speakers brought together to redefine their career and launch themselves into higher responsibility in their professions.
Ojemudia also noted that it is important that women set goals, be focused, have clear vision, be committed to their visions, and take action.
“I will advice that we get your certifications and have mentors whom you can look up to for guidance and advice.”
The speakers, while agreeing that women are disadvantaged in a number of ways including managing career and family, they emphasized the importance of women overcoming these to make success in their career by exhibiting superior knowledge, by virtue of what they deposit or invest in their brain.
They also agreed that women should invest in every aspect of their life while also mastering the art of impression management, as that will give them the opportunity to be considered along their male counterparts for any position.
On the theme of the conference, the speakers said it was app and necessary to stimulate women to know that they are not inferior to men, and could achieve so much if the pursue their goals conscientiously.
Among the speakers at the event includes- Modupe Marc-Dawodu who spoke on the topic ‘The Challenges Facing the 21st Century Women’; Mr. Rajiv Sharma, Management Leadership Skills; Dr. Lekan Adelakun, ‘Dynamics of Women’s Health and Stress Management’; and Mrs. Abi Longe who also spoke on ‘Productivity and Performance to Achieve Corporate Goals’.