By Gabriel Olawale
As part of its commitment towards the actualisation of healthy and vibrant female communities, X-media communications Limited has revealed the secret of what it entails to be a successful woman to over 4,000 secondary school girls in Lagos. The Managing Director, X-media communications, Mr. Tunde Lawrence said that the role of women in building a nation is replaceable and the earlier the society embrace it, the better for all.
Speaking at the 2015 All-Women Conference tagged; ‘21st Century Super woman, Lawrence pointed out that the dynamics of today’s economy and that of family required that wife must work to ease the burden in the face of economic downtown experiencing globally, “imagine that women continue to relegated to the kitchen that means we are depriving our selves of the extra energy that the economic needs.”
“Women are very important vessel in building a nation, her office is not suppose to just be a kitchen and the earlier we started tapping into those quality and ability that woman has the better for us all. Having two source of income in the family is better than one. Even if the man can conveniently provide for his family shouldn’t be an excuse for his wife not to find something to be doing.”
On her part, the Regional Consumer Services Manager, Nestle Central & West Africa, Mrs. Imabong Martins said that for a woman to be relevant in this 21 century such women must understand the investment that had been made in her and understand the expectation of her environment.
Martins pointed out five principle of superwomen to be vision driven, time conscious, hardworking, value oriented and preparedness, “Principle of hardworking has to do with determination, persistence, focus, push yourself for more and don’t give up. Principle of preparation contains the earring called home training, necklace called good cooking, sweeping and tidy, washing among others.”
She however called for balancing in responsibilities at home and in the working place, “what makes a superwoman is ability to balance responsibility without allowing one to affect others.” In attendance at the conference are students Mountain Top Secondary school, Kemeether College, Vicsum Private School, Gwat Private College, Soleit High School, Divine Gift High School, Luyol College Noble Vine College among others.