Today, March 8, 2021, Lagos Business School (LBS) joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a virtual event that highlighted the active contribution of women to the advancement of its community.
Themed “Choose to Challenge”, women across the world were charged to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, and collectively create an inclusive world.
The virtual event at LBS was attended by all the women in the LBS community with talks delivered by, Dr Yetunde Anibaba, Professor Olayinka David-West, Dr Tunde Ekpe and Mrs Catherine Ogbemudia.
Speaking on “How to approach issues Logically” Dr Yetunde Anibaba shared the importance of approaching issues logically and how it results in better decisions. She iterated the importance of quality decisions in the light of the new reality for female workers.
Speaking on “Branding Yourself for Success”, Professor David-West shared the story of her childhood and the values instilled in her that ensured that she never considered her gender inferior. She encouraged us to, “Strive to thrive and give no excuses whatsoever.” She also said, “It is little pieces of incremental steps of everyday success that takes us to the promised land.”
Professor David-West concluded her session by challenging the women of LBS to find self-worth and consciously work on improving their confidence and growth levels.
Dr Tunde Ekpe gave some salient points to participants on the importance of both genders. Dr Ekpe concluded with a solution-focused approach to tackling gender bias.
Mrs Catherine Ogbemudia aka Mummy O also educated all present on how to manage the family and career better.
The event rounded up with special recognition of the School’s Cafeteria Manager and longest-serving female staff, Mrs Catherine Ogbemudia.
LBS is committed to pulling down biases that hinder the advancement of women in the workplace and practices a culture that actively supports the progress of its women.