WWW experience debuts to inspire women access opportunities
The launch, which took place simultaneously in Lagos and Abuja, had the U.S. Consulate’s Head of Public Affairs, Darcy Zotter and the South African Director of the Global Women’s Initiative, Tumi Frazier among other speakers in attendance.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 speaks to empowering women and achieving equality as key to the development of Africa. The issue of inequality cuts across all sectors of the society including education, politics and governance. This is evidenced by the fact that although women make up 49.6% of the world’s population, female world leaders/presidents are less than 10% of recognized world leaders.
Sharing their experiences and life touching stories on how they have kept pushing, forgetting about their past to focus at their destination, the convener and advisory board member, When Women Win, Omotola Oyebanjo submitted that when more women are empowered, they can become better contributors to the economic development of the country. She stressed on the need for every woman to make decisions at every point in her life, adding that it creates the path for her in moving forward.
Similarly, South African Director, Global Women’s Initiative, Tumi Frazier, said: “When Women Win, families win, communities win, corporations win and ultimately the nation wins.”
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