The Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever West Africa, Mrs Soromidayo George, famous that girls are changemakers who play a essential half in creating the envisioned and sustainable future required for all.
George made this identified whereas talking at the 2022 BusinessDay Inspiring Woman Series II, themed “Leading the Change-My Story, my role, my expectation,” held in Lagos.
She defined that there is ample proof that a rustic’s financial prospects are conditioned by how engaged girls are in society, how ready they are to interact in the boardroom, how girls entrepreneurs can thrive, and so much extra.
She said that in contrast to earlier than, when the conversations round girls’s points revolved round human rights solely, right this moment, girls’s empowerment is an essential half of the answer to addressing financial challenges.
“All over the world, women are becoming changemakers, helping to create a new narrative. We cannot afford to be left behind because the world’s future belongs to us. Our place in building any economy and rebuilding our nation cannot be underestimated. As women, we recognize that we are an important economic, social, and political force,” she mentioned.
In his remarks, The Category Manager of Homecare, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Oladapo Oshuntoye, famous that the Sunlight model has chosen to take benefit of the platform to drive house the significance of girls empowerment in addressing quite a few financial challenges.
According to Oshuntoye, the empowerment of Nigerian girls by totally different requisite abilities and start-up instruments by the Sunlight model has contributed considerably to lowering the degree of poverty and additionally helped many ladies to unleash their potential.
Also talking, the Brand Manager, Sunlight, Oluwapelumi Kolade, said that the model has determined to sponsor the occasion to make a robust case for the financial powerhouse that girls characterize. Kolade famous that the firm is delighted to assist the initiative as it provides a platform to inspire girls and problem them to obtain their goals.
“Over the last years, through the Sunlight brand, Unilever has embarked on many initiatives to assist women in harnessing and unleashing their potential. As an organization, we remain committed to advancing the cause of women in society. This commitment, we have executed through numerous initiatives, among which is the Shakti Women Empowerment Programme set out to support the entrepreneurial skills of women to enable them to do more for their families and households,” he mentioned.