Diamond Bank Plc, in partnership with the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) of the Pan African University, has announced plans to provide support for more women in the society to continually press for progress, continue in their identified purpose and ultimately to pursue their passions.
The lender made this pledge at an event held at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan African University in Lagos to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2018.
In her keynote paper presentation at the event, Ronke Onadeko, said that women were wired in their DNA to find answers to even the most problematic scenarios.
The management expert and Principal Consultant, DRNL Consult Limited, noted further that women should continually look deeper to find solutions to the way they were perceived in the society.
Onadeko advised women to continually support one another, while looking to inspire those coming through, to acquire skills and pass those skills unto others, to join women networks in order to cultivate relevant relationships and to ensure they join conversations progressively driving women empowerment.
Also, the Chief Executive Officer, Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu, also charged women to continuously challenge themselves in order to reach new heights.
“You have to go out of your comfort zone and continuously challenge yourself. Also know that, no matter the challenges that exist, they are there for you to overcome them”, she said.
In her remarks, the Co –Founder, Purple Foundation for The Girl Child, Mary Akpobome, who was one of the panelists, lamented that the society remained filled with young men who want to achieve success real quick, without hard work and young women whose primary goal is to slay.
She explained that one of the highest powers women have is the power of influence and it was high time more women started exercising their ability to influence situations to achieve positive outcomes.
Diamond Bank’s partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre in driving women empowerment is in line with its commitment to go beyond banking to positively affect lives of its customers and the general public.
It would be recalled that the lender was recently commended by the Women’s World Banking community in recognition of its efforts in deepening financial inclusion amongst women in Nigeria.
The event, which had two panel sessions where the panelists discussed on topics ranging from how women could achieve their dreams by going after their passions through to problems associated with women in the society and how they could be addressed, recorded a large turnout of participants.