This year’s edition of International Women’s Day [IWD] has come and gone but not without interesting lessons to be learnt, particularly for the womenfolk. Organizations and institutions always seized the opportunity of the March 8th dedicated for this celebration to encourage and enlighten the women to exhibit their creative talents without reservation to their gender. This year, the IWD was anchored on globalization with the theme: DigitALL, Innovation Technology For Gender Equality.
The Dr Siju Iluyomade’s led Handmaiden, a platform for Women In Leadership Series [WiLS], also organized an educative forum for the womenfolk to commemorate this year’s edition of the International Women’s Day with the theme: Leading Women, Leveraging Technology in Market Place, held at the City of David Sanctuary, Redeemed Christian of Church, Oniru Lagos. Various young Speakers were on hand to give their thoughts on maximizing influence of technology by the female gender without limitations
Speaking at this year’s celebration, Dr Siju in her words says, “Women, we need to upscale, don’t downgrade, we must embrace technology. We have to be loyal and take difficult decisions no matter how hard they may be, gender equality is not only a right, it’s a fundamental human right. There is no limit when it comes to technology, it helps children to explore creativity and collaborate more. Young Girls must also embrace Science, Engineering and Mathematics. It will form the basis of the technology knowledge” The trained Lawyer of many year who is equally the convener of Arise Women said they are emphasizing on the young women now because they are the present and future of new discoveries in technology.
Others who spoke at the event included Husseina Yesufu , the Head Global Partnership at Flutterwave who also emphasized on young womenfolk to be technology driven and creative in their daily activities. Also Mrs Eyitope Kola-Oyeniyi says technology is the thing that can change the landscape and must be embraced by all women. “As a human leveraging on technology, you must adapt to whatever is provided to you and Artificial Intelligence cannot do that” says Sarah Boulos one of the discussant,
Jadesola Adedeji, Foluso Gbadamosi, Tomi Majekodunmi, Solape Akinpelu, Dr Joy Isa and Mrs Folake Sanusi were among distinguished women who joined the discussion of Handmaiden, Women in Leadership Series special edition of International Women’s Day [IWD]