Ehimuan Charges Women to Build Confidence to Surmount Challenges
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The Director of Google West Africa, Ms Juliet Ehimuan, has advised women to get out of their comfort zones to take enviable spots in their careers and others because they have the capability to achieve more.
Ms Ehimuan gave this charge at the third edition of the Ladies At The Table Empowerment Series (LATTES 3.0) themed The Woman of the Future.
The event was hosted by Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers to discuss critical challenges faced by women, including gender bias, work-life balance, personal development, and financial empowerment.
The discussions provided a platform for engaging conversations and helped to create a supportive network among attendees, facilitating collaborations and mentorship opportunities.
In her keynote address, the top executive of Google said the future belongs to women who dare to dream big and defy societal expectations. She admonished women to harness the power of technology to create the future they envision.
“Women must wholeheartedly embrace the many opportunities with the transformative potential to propel their personal and professional growth to new heights.
“By actively seeking these opportunities, women can expand their knowledge, broaden their skill sets, and cultivate the confidence necessary to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of life and work,” she stated.
In his speech, the chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Mr Olumide Oyetan, described LATTES as a critical initiative that unveils a new dawn for women’s empowerment in Nigeria, noting that the Nigerian woman holds multiple roles in her family, career, politics, and society.
Business Post learned that the panel discussion at LATTES 3.0 featured distinguished speakers such as 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.
In addition to the panel sessions, LATTES 3.0 featured interactive workshops that equipped women with practical skills and tools to enhance their personal and professional growth.
The workshops covered various topics, including leadership development, financial management, negotiation strategies, and leveraging technology for career advancement.
These hands-on sessions empowered the attendees with actionable knowledge and enabled them to build confidence to seize new opportunities.
Furthermore, the event celebrated and recognised outstanding women who embody the spirit of resilience, determination, and excellence.
It included an award ceremony that honoured women who have made significant contributions to their industries and communities, serving as role models for aspiring leaders.