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#IWD2021: The fireside chat with Prof. Remi Duyile

Today, we rounded off the Ugwumba International Women’s Conference with a compelling fireside chat on #TheLeadershipShow with Prof. Remi Duyile, a great Nigerian in Diaspora, who has made tremendous impacts in corporate America and around the world.

Since the commencement of the Ugwumba Women’s Conference on Monday, March 08, 2021 in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, women from around the world who joined us have been impacted in no small measure.

The fireside chat with Prof Remi Duyile was the high point of the #InternationalWomensDay2021 for us as she was engaged in a conversation on the theme: IWD Celebrations: How far, So far?

According to her, “a lot has been achieved since the adoption of the International Women’s Day by the #UN in 1975. These are evident in our women taken the global stage with the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris of the USA and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala who now heads the World Trade Organization.”

Talking about education, playing a major role in women empowerment and why the annual focus of IWDs is not only on demanding for more access to education for women… Prof Duyile said “we have educated women who are still marginalized. As much as we press for more women to be educated, it is not the only empowerment women require to attain their desired goals in life.”

About the decay in the education system in Nigeria, she said “It makes me sad to hear that our educational system has changed from what it used to be. We cannot continue to produce half-baked graduates from system. We all have to be intentional about putting policies and structures in place to be able to avert the security implications of this development in our education system.”

Her expert advice for women in leadership positions is, “as women, do not wait for somebody to celebrate you, keep investing in yourself. If you begin to make impacts, people will discover you and celebrate you”

While commending the Ugwumba Leadership Center for rising up to equip more women with leadership skills in support of the Affirmative Action, she said “I am super thrilled with what the Center is doing and I am excited to be a part of it as one the International Advisory Council members. You must not be government to create an impact. Other organizations should emulate the center and create similar platforms to impact young people and women around the world.”

Ladies and gentlemen, these are just a few takeaways we could share with you here…. For more, quickly click on the video below to watch and learn from an amazon that has the passion to make change in Nigeria and Africa at large.

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