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Leadway Assurance Company Limited, has called for increase in work-life integration amongst women to ensure organisational growth and personal development.

The firm noted that integrating a woman’s healthy routines and happy spots into the workday can increase productivity and boost confidence needed for growth.

According to the Director, Human Resources, Leadway Pensure, Titilola Bashorun, work-life integration allows the control of different components of life in a way that fit needs and provides control over managing the boundaries of work and personal life.

Speaking at a special seminar to mark the International Women’s Day in Lagos, she reiterated the need for every woman to strike a balance between work life and personal life, so as to remain an invaluable asset to her family, community and the country.

She said: “For us at Leadway, we recognise the environment in which we operate because we have women in our workforce, and we understand the pressures that they face economically and culturally.

“Also, we need to make these women understand how they can navigate in such a way that they balance their lives. We can be productive in the home front and at the work place simultaneously. It is no longer about work life balance, but how to integrate in between the job and other aspects of life, because we are aware that the work itself is revolving, it is no longer restricted to one location of being in the office.”

The month of March is set aside globally and observed as the Women’s Month. The observance peaks on 8th March, the day that is celebrated worldwide as International Women’s Day.

The theme for the 2019 International Women’s Day is ‘Balance for better’ and is focused on empowering women for gender parity through innovation, particularly in social protection systems, public service access and sustainable infrastructure.

Also, the guest speaker and Managing Consultant, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Ini Abimbola, noted that the country has gone beyond just the conversation of giving opportunities to the women.

“Now women are standing up to take those opportunities, hence the number of women that came out during the elections to vote and be voted for. Like other countries of the world, we need to go beyond presenting those opportunities and ensure that they are available,” she said.


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