Telecommunications giant, Globacom has underscored the need to empower women in the society saying, “When you empower a woman, you improve the overall wellbeing of the family unit, as a woman plays a pivotal role in the stability of a home”
The company, therefore, emphasised its determination to promote women empowerment in Nigeria as it sponsored this year’s edition of the annual conference of the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ).
The conference was chaired by Justice Rose Ukeje, Federal High Court Chief Judge between 2001 and 2008, and was graced by accomplished women from all walks of life.
Other dignitaries included captains of industry, chairmen, CEOs and top directors of blue-chip companies, entrepreneurs and different categories of professionals. Globacom was represented at the women conference by a team of five senior female professionals drawn from various departments of the company.
In a statement issued from its head office on Friday, Globacom noted that women empowerment is a catalyst for the emancipation of the family unit from subsistence level of living to the level of societal actualization. Globacom further posited that it was delighted to be a major sponsor of WIMBIZ 2019 with the theme ‘Shaping the Future: Strategising to Win’ owing to its conviction that the platform would provide Nigerian women the needed platform to brainstorm on strategies needed to unleash the latent ability in them to make something great of their future.
The Chairperson, WIMBIZ Executive Council, Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi in her welcome address at the opening ceremony of the conference at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday said WIMBIZ is a non-profit organization formed to be a platform for professional women in careers or running their own businesses.
While expressing confidence that the conference would not only give participants the inspiration they needed to gather their strength and forge ahead, she added that it would also give them a platform to garner the requisite techniques to further grow their careers and businesses.