Amongst the galaxy of stars that make up the Nigerian Women folk, when you want to showcase the incredible potential of Nigerian Women in Leadership to Foreign Citizens, who better than the exemplary Mrs Ibukun Awosika, Co-founder and Former Chairman of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), Advisory Board Member of IESE Business School in Spain, MD/CEO of Sokoa Chair Centre and the First Woman to become a Chairperson of a Bank in Nigeria ever and not just any bank but the Oldest Financial Institution in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Plc in its 183 years of existence.
She took time on a hot afternoon last Saturday to receive our Delegation at the Headquarters of their Office and what a terrific Session it was.
Natalie Kostich said she couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up what has been a superbly remarkable week than the meeting with Mrs Awosika, Arohi Sharma asked to hug her for a rush of inspiration and Nabila Abu-Hantash said “Toyosi, next time start this Field Trip with this Lady”.
Mrs Awosika talked about everything from Business to Faith to Career to stereotypes against Women to how nations utilize only half of their human resource when they refuse to include Competent women in crucial positions of leadership (She demonstrated this by rising from her seat to limp on one foot). Great to see you again Egbon Babatunde Babatunde Ahmed Lasaki
If only we could stay the whole day listening to her but we had to head to Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in Maryland to get a taste of Nollywood by watching Banana Island Ghost with the Movie’s Executive Producer, Aunty Biola Alabi.