International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 ****************************

Today is widely celebrated and recognised as International Women’s Day and we at EMMAB, stand with all the women of the world on this occasion like never before and as we have always done.

This year’s theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World.” very apt and can’t be truer as our women world over needs to be in leadership positions more than ever before. Because they are at the receiving end of almost every negative things in life, the narrative of “its a man’s world” is even louder, sadly by women.

¶Women are more in population; ¶Women suffer more during crises and unrest; ¶Women tend to do more menials jobs; ¶Women also suffer more GBV in our society; ¶When you organise business trainings, women are more; ¶When you organise psychology or mental health training, women are more; ¶When you are organise financial literacy training they are more; ¶Women are more in the Network Marketing and MLM businesses, even a beauty product company started by two men in Sweden, women are more in it than men;…and this list is endless!

Does this therefore not suggest we need to empower them more deliberately and the support should come from the men’s folk? Its being said that, Psychology has proven that women are more resilient, more financially literate, more emotional, more intuitive, more homely and so on.

In Nigeria, I know of at least 3 commercial banks whose Chairmen of their board of directors are women, solidly doing well. I also know at least 5 commercial banks whose head of Human Resource, Human Capital Management are being headed by women. I know a bank whose Acting MD is currently a women. They may be women, but they can do more and be more.

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._ __________________________________ Yours-In-Entrepreneurship*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_ _animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA_ The Millennium Entrepreneur *MakingAMarkGlobally*

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