SWIT calls for capacity building, mentorship for women
Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT) has called on women to build capacity to achieve highest career levels.
Immediate Past President of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Olajumoke Simplice, urged women to mentor each other and encourage the younger ones to work diligently to get suitable results in life.
She said this while speaking at SWIT Lagos catchup event, themed, ‘SWIT@SILK’.
Simplice called on women to support each other, persevere and shun discouragement.
She said that this generation of women must affirm their rights, which was fought for by the likes of Mrs. Ransome Kuti, Aba women riot and others.
Lagos State Co-ordinator, SWIT, Cecilia Odibo, said the event was a relevant initiative to bring members together physically after the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and get to know one another.
Odibo, who mentioned some notable women that had distinguished themselves in tax administration and practice, said the meeting was an opportunity to network and tap from their wealth of knowledge for a better taxation practice.
She said the SWIT’s 12th year anniversary signified that there was growth and improvement in the association.
“We are already on the secondary level and since we are leaving the primary level and going further, it is good for us to celebrate. I believe it is going to be a greater SWIT,” she added.
President, CITN, Adesina Adedayo, said there was the need for women to change the direction of where the country was heading to positively, as women get things done.