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NGOs, first lady, canvass quality leadership to build sustainable business

By Tobi Awodipe
19 April 2022   |   3:55 am
Kwara State First Lady, Dr. Olufolake Abudulrazaq, women-focused non-profit organisation, Leading Ladies Africa (LLA) and corporate events management company, Always On Point, have canvassed for quality leadership to build sustainable businesses.

Chief Financial Officer FBNQuest, Olamide Adeosun; CEO, DKK Nigeria Temitope Jemerigbe; First Lady Kwara State, Dr. Olufolake Abdulrazaq; Founder, Leading Ladies Africa, Francesca Uriri; Managing Director, FSDH Merchant Bank, Bukola Smith and Chief Marketing/Corporate Communications Officer, Interswitch, Cherry Eromosele at the Leadership By Design Summit organized by Leading Ladies Africa held in Lagos.

Kwara State First Lady, Dr. Olufolake Abudulrazaq, women-focused non-profit organisation, Leading Ladies Africa (LLA) and corporate events management company, Always On Point, have canvassed for quality leadership to build sustainable businesses.

They stated this as they partnered to organise 2022 edition of the annual ‘Leadership By Design Summit’.

Delivering her keynote address as special guest of honour Abdulrazaq said, “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in political, economic, and public life is essential to achieving gender equality. This cannot be achieved without ending the widespread discrimination, violence and economic and structural barriers that women and girls face.

“Achieving change in this regard requires policy and programme actions that will improve women’s access to secure livelihoods and economic resources, alleviate their extreme responsibilities, remove legal impediments to their participation in public life, and raise social awareness through effective programmes of education and enlightenment.”

Chief Executive Officer, Always On Point, Lola Olukuewu, said the were proud to collaborate with LLA for the summit, she said as women-led organisation also, she recognised and saw the value and impact that women bring to the workplace, politics, business, policy and every other sphere where they operate.

On her part, LLA founder, Francesca Uriri, said: “We will continue to push for gender equality and parity, while strengthening the business case for diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion, specifically with regards to women and girls.”

The annual summit is an LLA initiative that provides a means of addressing and proffering solutions to the most urgent and pressing challenges women face in the fields of business (enterprise), workplace (career), and leadership (politics and advocacy).