We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repetitious behavior. Those very same habits either help to propel us forward or to hinder our progress in l...
This has been a really fascinating year to witness the seismic changes in today’s global landscape. Many of us laughed at the whole Brexit movement because we knew for a fact that it couldn’t happen, until it did. We’ve watched the debasin...
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My name is Foluso Gbadamosi and I absolutely love WIMBIZ. My most impactful experience with WIMBIZ was in 2015 when I took the Women on Boards program that lasted for 3 months in collaboration with the IE Business School, Madrid. I had recently b...
We usually attempt to all the changes required in one quick swoop and this can be quite overwhelming. You get discouraged and say ha! I am not seeing any results! It has been said time and again that the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time...
More than half of female students believe gender may hold them back in their career, a study has found. Only 42 per cent of women are confident that their gender will have no influence on their pay and their career progression, compared to more than...
This year as WIMBIZ celebrates 15 years of impacting and empowering women, we launched the Big Sister Program which is designed to promote girl child education. The program will equip and empower 1,500 young girls in 3 states with life skills that wil...
Many innovative and breakthrough ideas or opportunities are overlooked when CEOs are unable to match the value of a new idea to their current expectations of what will work within their company or industry. As a result, we our Annual CEO Policy Maker ...
- Network outside my sector: I knew I needed to start meeting people across sectors, outside my existing network and building relationships in professional and structured organizations. WIMBIZ immediately came to mind.
- Benchmarking: I needed to find yardsticks to measure my journey, achievements and goals against my superiors and to a lesser degree my peers, particularly to get a closer look at their business and career trajectory to model mine.
- Capacity Building: There was evidently a need to equip myself with a broader economic, business and personal knowledge on a wider range of topics that wouldn't normally cross my space.
- Expose myself to more Nigeria business practice and methods. There was a business gap I knew existed having worked only as an entrepreneur in a self structured environment and in international organizations, understanding the Nigeria corporate context was important to have and I was naturally curious to have a range of people to check in with periodically.
- Social Responsibility: Time management issues caused me to consolidate my social responsibility activity towards women, entrepreneurs, youth etc that over the years it had spread across many organisations, FateFoundation, Lagos Business Schools, EDC, Success Digest Leadership Academy, the IFCs STEP program & several tertiary educational facilities in the south west.
My name is Saudat Salami, I am the founder/CEO of www.easyshopeasycook.com, an online grocery retailer targeted at working women that want to buy quality fresh produce from the local market but due to time or work constraints cannot do so.  ...
Because these phenomena all “ignored borders,” Lagarde said “we simply cannot choose that road which would seem comfortable of retiring behind our borders. We have to face that adversity and that potential for opportunity together.
“What happens in one country is going to have ripple effects elsewhere in the world.”
“She said to me ‘I want to go home’.
Christine Lagarde. (Marc Bryan-Brown/Women in the World)
Over the past 15 years, WIMBIZ has worked to inspire and empower women through various programs including advocacy efforts to ensure equal representation of women at all levels in the private and public sectors as well as promoting and actively supporting laws and bills that eliminate violence, discrimination and ensure the protection of women.
Promoting the rights of women is promoting the progress of the future generation of Nigerians. Who does not have a mother, sister, daughter? Studies have shown that women make significant contributions economically, socially and culturally and clearly no nation can thrive with more than half of its human capacity left behind. Thus we would like to categorically state our support for the Gender & Equal Opportunities Bill and reiterate that protecting the rights of women is critical to the long term viability of our nation and to ensure global competitiveness. These Rights include but are not limited to:
- Eliminating all forms of discrimination in private, public and political life on the grounds of gender, age, marital status, socio economic status or disability
- Ensuring parity in educational enrollment and in the award of bursaries for girls and boys
- Ensuring fair, humane treatment of widows and protecting their rights to custody of their children, and equitable share of inheritance
- Protecting women, the elderly and those with disabilities from violence and discrimination
Let us all, as Nigerians, men and women, ensure the passage of this bill, to guarantee the future of Nigeria and the future of our children - male and female. Passing the bill represents Change! Change includes Women! Let us all support the elimination of all forms of Gender discrimination.
WIMBIZ supports the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill!
WIMBIZ supports the elimination of all forms of Gender Discrimination!
Nigerians, we count on your support!
WIMBIZ ....Inspiring & Empowering women since 2001