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‘Over time, a nation’s competitiveness depends significantly on whether and how it utilizes its human resource pool. Furthermore, innovation requires unique ideas, and the best ideas thrive in a diverse environment…Countries and companies will thrive if women are educated and engaged as fundamental pillars in the economy, and diverse leadership is most likely to find innovative solutions to tackle the current economic challenges and to build equitable and sustainable growth’
WIMBIZ is concerned about the gross under-representation of women on corporate Boards as revealed by the results of the census we conducted on gender representation on the Boards of companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as well as 20 non-quoted but high revenue private limited liability companies. To that end, 3 (three) platforms of engagement of more women to participate in decision-making within the socio-economic space available through serving on corporate and non-corporate Boards have been created under WIMBoard and these are:
- The WIMBoard Institute: This platform provides training, education and opportunities for prospective and serving Board members. You are strongly advised to enroll. Click here to download application forms.
- WIMBIZ Executive Mentoring Program: This is an effective and inexpensive means of preparing potential and serving Board members for full participation in the work of the board.
- WIMBIZ Executive Database: This is a resource pool containing details of women who are interested, competent and qualified to serve on Boards of corporate bodies, whether private or public.
Originally posted on Welcome To The WIMBIZ Blog by Women In Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ).