March 30, 2017

Women can be agents of economic change—Alakija

Women can be agents of economic change—Alakija

Folorunso Alakija

By Princewill Ekwujuru

ONE of the richest Women in Africa,  Folorunso Alakija, has said there is compelling evidence that women can be agents of economic change, even as P&G launches “#WeSeeEqual,”  to advocate  for gender equality.

Folorunso Alakija

These was the assertion of Mrs Alakija, who was the keynote speaker at the launch of  the campaign dubbed,  “#WeSeeEqual,” to advocate for gender equality in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, IWD,   in Lagos. She  said that there is evidence that women can be agents of economic change

According to her, “the world economy is now in such a way that the men cannot do it on their own, we need bold women to step it up and take their rightful place.”

“As women, we have to take the bull by the horn and make the change happen by ourselves. As women, you need to go out there and fight for what you need to get and get where you want to be.”

She went further to say also that Women need to be giving the opportunities to tap into their talents, and energy is being wasted on a daily basis.”

On her part, Group Manager for Design and Financial Analysis EMEA Oral Care at P&G, Bukki Agbeniga P&G has been championing the cause of gender equality both inside and outside of the company, leveraging the strengths of their business and operations, and using their scale and advertising voice to address gender bias and enabling education for girls and women’s economic empowerment, said

This ultimately led to a partnership with the International Women’s Society, IWS  Nigeria to sponsor the IWS breakfast forum. In addition to their sponsorship of the IWS breakfast, P&G also sponsored WeConnect’s W.I.N Exhibition and Conference .