The International Women’s Day, with the theme: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow has been celebrated in a grandstyle on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 at the Silverbird Television, Lagos.
The event which was aired on zoom, had resourceful female guests who shared their views about issues that affect women in general, especailly from the angle of gender equality.
The guests speakers who spoke were: GM New Business/Special Duties/Group HR Cordinator, Mrs. Maureen Obiabumou, Country Manager, Silverbird Cinemas Ghana, Funmi Onuma, General Manager, Silverbird Film Distribution, Rosana George Hart, and Former Business Manager, Silverbird Communications Abuja, Omolola Oladimeji.
Mrs Obiabumou who congratulated all the women for such special day, revealed that the day is about celebrating women; their social, economic, cultural and their political achievements across the world.
In her words, ‘’For me I have a few opinions about the female gender and how we can expand. I think women and sustainability for me are two sides of the coin. They go hand in hand. Diversity is important if we must achieve sustainability,’’ she said.
Making reference to United Nations Knowledge gap, she said, what percentage of the female gender is equipped to foster the goal. It is easy to clamour, the question is how equipped are women?
Mrs. Omolola spoke from the angle of the diverse challenges facing women, with much emphasis on three major things: lack equal pay, sexual issues and harassment, and lack of adequate sponsorship to enable women grow in work places.
‘’Women make less money than what men earn, giving the reasons that men have more challenges than women. On adequate sponsors she said women should bring something to the table and stop giving excuses, ‘’ she added.
Mrs. Onuma’s point of view of the topic was based on the need for women to balance their work life and personal life. She also stressed that they should plan.
“If you don’t plan your life no one will plan it for you,’’ she said.
Mrs. Hart was more particular about women improving themselves with skills and knowledge first before talking about gender equality.
‘’…Women should learn a skill and do research to improve themselves first as women, so that when they come to the table to speak, they won’t speak from the angle of emotions. If they have a first degree, they should strive to have a second degree. Women should be empowered.’’
Please click on the link below for details of the event.