Stanbic IBTC pension managers spearheads the emergence of women’s empowerment as a potent catalyst, igniting positive change and reshaping the narrative surrounding women’s roles in society.
This paradigm shift has completely transformed the lives and contributions of women, enabling them to unlock their full potential in driving societal advancement, fostering prosperous economies, and establishing sustainable livelihoods.
According to a publication by United Nations Women, even though women’s economic empowerment enhances productivity, diversifies economies, and leads to positive developmental outcomes, more than 2.7 billion women worldwide still face legal restrictions that limit their job choices compared to men. The trajectory of women’s liberation is an essential revolution.
Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers acknowledges the immense potential within every woman, equipped with the right tools and guidance. As part of its enduring commitment to women’s empowerment and development in Nigeria, the organization recently concluded the third edition of the Ladies At The Table Empowerment Series (LATTES 3.0) under the theme “The Woman of the Future.”
This event brought together a diverse range of influential keynote speakers, panelists, and workshop facilitators who shared their experiences, knowledge, and insights on various topics affecting women. From emerging entrepreneurship trends to navigating corporate leadership, attendees had the chance to learn from industry leaders who are driving change and making significant contributions in their respective domains.
A focal point of LATTES 3.0 was dynamic panel discussions that addressed critical challenges faced by women in today’s world. These sessions delved into topics like gender bias, work-life balance, personal growth, and financial empowerment. These discussions not only sparked engaging dialogues but also fostered a supportive network among participants, encouraging collaboration and mentorship opportunities.
Prominent speakers at the LATTES 3.0 panel discussions included Dr. Omolola Salako, founder of Sebeccly Cancer Care and Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital; Tobi Ayeni, founder of MissTechy; and Solape Akinpelu, co-founder and CEO of HerVest. These accomplished women shared their insights, stories, and actionable advice for success in the professional world.
The speakers emphasized during the panel discussions that empowering women directly influences socio-economic progress. When women have access to education, employment, and economic resources, they can significantly contribute to the growth and development of their communities.
The “woman of the future” comprehends the pivotal role of achieving work-life balance in pursuing overall well-being. She prioritizes key aspects such as self-care, family, and personal development. By harmonizing these elements, women can build a more sustainable and fulfilling future.
Speaking at the event, Olumide Oyetan, CEO of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, described LATTES as a pivotal initiative ushering in a new era of women’s empowerment in Nigeria. He recognized the multifaceted roles Nigerian women play in their families, careers, politics, and society. Being mindful of these roles empowers women to adopt a creative mindset and embrace diverse responsibilities that prepare them for the future.
Juliet Ehimuan, Director of Google West Africa, echoed a similar sentiment in her keynote address, noting that the future belongs to women who dare to dream big and defy societal expectations. She encouraged women to harness the power of technology to shape the future they envision.
Juliet emphasized, “Women must fully embrace the numerous opportunities with transformative potential that can elevate their personal and professional growth to new heights. By actively pursuing these opportunities, women can expand their knowledge, broaden their skill sets, and develop the confidence needed to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of life and work.”
Beyond the panel discussions, LATTES 3.0 featured interactive workshops that equipped women with practical skills and tools to enhance their personal and professional growth. These workshops covered a range of topics, including leadership development, financial management, negotiation strategies, and leveraging technology for career advancement. These hands-on sessions empowered participants with actionable knowledge and bolstered their confidence to seize new opportunities.
Furthermore, the event celebrated and honored exceptional women who embody the spirit of resilience, determination, and excellence. An awards ceremony recognized women who have made substantial contributions to their industries and communities, serving as role models for aspiring leaders. By highlighting these women’s achievements, LATTES 3.0 inspired attendees to aspire for greatness and pursue their dreams, knowing they have the backing and encouragement of a vibrant community.
This event acted as a catalyst for change, motivating women to challenge societal norms, seize opportunities, and embrace their role in shaping a more inclusive and diverse future. Through insightful discussions, interactive workshops, and the acknowledgment of remarkable accomplishments, LATTES 3.0 fostered an empowering environment that will continue to inspire participants long after the event’s conclusion.