By Ebunoluwa Sessou
As part of efforts in advocating for a gender balanced society, the Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, will today hold its 15th Annual Lecture.
The annual lecture series is one of the organisation’s yearly events that attracts more than 700 high profile women in management, business and public service.
The lecture is designed to discuss topical issues that affect women, their role in nation-building and their personal, business or organisational development.
With the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day as Balance for Better, the organisation has carefully chosen the topic of discussion as Who said so? Challenging the status quo.
A statement signed by the WIMBIZ team stated that “the global call is on for gender-balance in the boardroom, government, media and in different types of organisations.
“This lecture is to address gender balance issues in Nigeria and the limitations that currently exist towards achieving it with solutions on how to overcome them. The lecture also seeks to equip delegates with insight into the advantages of a balanced society, outlining its necessity and the role individual plays towards a brighter and better future,” it stated.
To deliver the lecture, the founder and CEO, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions & Terra Culture, Bolanle Austen-Peters, will be speaking on why balance is not just a woman’s issue, but a societal issue.
Bolanle Austen-Peters is one of the leading figures in Nigerian entertainment today, founding Terra Kulture in 2003 and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production, BAP, a decade later.
She will be sharing her experience and how she has broken through the gender balance issues to be successful in business.