Organisations partner on leadership programme for women
PWC, in collaboration with GAIA AFRICA and Lagos Business School, is to launch the fourth Executive Leadership Development Programme for women in September.
In 2020, GAIA AFRICA & PwC collaborated to float the programme for corporate female middle to senior managers seeking roles at executive level. Since inception, three cohorts have been held.
The collaborating parties have signed a three-way memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an expanded programme for women in the corporate sector, public office and business. As a run-up to the programme, the parties will be holding a series of webinars on issues pertinent to women. The first of them holds on May 30 2023 and focuses on importance of women in policy-making in the private and public sectors.
Speaking on the collaboration, founder & CEO of GAIA AFRICA, Olatowun Candide-Johnson, submitted: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with PwC and have LBS on board to continue the mission of empowering women to ensure that they take their place as decision makers, by providing a platform for making connections, building confidence and expanding their knowledge base.”
Our vision is to contribute to the socio-economic growth and transformation of Africa, by empowering women to organise around the principles of female leadership and participation in business. We believe that this collaboration with PwC and LBS is a step in the right direction.”
Partner at PwC, Esiri Agbeyi, noted: “The collaboration with GAIA AFRICA and LBS is in alignment with our purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems. At PwC, we value diversity and inclusion of women in all facets of leadership, and we believe that education is a key platform for the transformation of our society. GAIA AFRICA’s dedication to women’s empowerment is laudable, while LBS brings an academic flavour for the benefit of our next cohort. We are excited about the prospects of this collaboration, and we look forward to working together.”
In his remarks, Dean of Lagos Business School, Chris Ogbechie, observed: “LBS has been at the forefront of executive education in Nigeria for over three decades, and we are pleased to work with PwC and GAIA to enhance the executive management programme to deliver the value and impact that we are known for.”
The programme is designed to provide a platform for women to become enlightened, informed and influential leaders, who would transform their organisations and bring positive change to the society.