Women in Airtel Commended for Courage, Innovation

L-R. Officer, Customer Experience Resolution, Airtel Nigeria, Adaeze Obinna; Commercial Controller, Airtel Nigeria, Adenike Ayeye; Chairman, First Bank Nigeria Plc., Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; General Manager, Customer Experience, Airtel Nigeria, Tolulope Tope-Awofeko and Financial Controller, Airtel Nigeria, Toyin Aralepo during the celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day at the Airtel Nigeria Headquarters in Banana Island, Lagos.

L-R. Officer, Customer Experience Resolution, Airtel Nigeria, Adaeze Obinna; Commercial Controller, Airtel Nigeria, Adenike Ayeye; Chairman, First Bank Nigeria Plc., Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; General Manager, Customer Experience, Airtel Nigeria, Tolulope Tope-Awofeko and Financial Controller, Airtel Nigeria, Toyin Aralepo during the celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day at the Airtel Nigeria Headquarters in Banana Island, Lagos.

 

WOMEN IN AIRTEL COMMENDED FOR COURAGE,

INNOVATION

…As telco marks International Women’s Day in Style

Lagos, Nigeria; Wednesday, 8 th March, 2017: Female employees of leading

telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, have been commended for their

boldness, courage and for leading innovation in the telecoms industry.

A high profile panel comprising exceptional Nigerian women, who are leaders and

pioneers in their various fields of specialization, gave this commendation at a

colourful event organised by Airtel Nigeria to mark the International Women’s Day,

yesterday in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Specifically, Airtel Nigeria was commended for maintaining a firm stance as an equal

opportunity employer, offering an abundance of opportunities for exceptional

Nigerian women to lead key functions such as customer service, finance, mobile

money, enterprise division and other operations within the telco.

Chairman of First Bank Nigeria Plc, Ibukun Awosika, while commending women in

Airtel Nigeria also used the platform to encourage them to continue learning and to

invest in themselves; break away from the normal and be bold for change.

“There is too much pampering and lying to the womenfolk and this is bad because it

never helps. As a woman, you must build yourself and cultivate a culture of

continuous knowledge acquisition. This will help you have the boldness to be the

best of you,” Awosika said.

Speaking earlier at the event, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel

Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, noted that women are very influential in the home, the

workplace and all aspects of life. He urged women to strive for excellence in all their

endeavours.

“Every woman has a rod in her hand. This rod could be a pen, qualification, network,

disposition; whatever it is, women should use the rod in their hands to create value

for others”.

At the Airtel International Women’s Day event, CEO, Fine & Country, Udo Okonjo,

spoke to the theme of the year, Be Bold for Change. She urged women to strive for

financial education and empowerment in other to be contributory members of the

society.

Renowned marriage and relationship expert, Funke Felix Adejumo, highlighted on

the need for women to have good understanding and a beautiful countenance.

“Women need to understand themselves, believe in themselves and strive to be

happy irrespective of the difficulties they go through. They must also learn to be

financially independent, make an impact on our world and ensure they leave a

legacy for their children”.

Other distinguished speakers at the Airtel International Women’s Day event included

Professor of Gynaecology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Abosede

Afolabi who spoke on women and their body; Fashion and style expert, Veronica

Odeka and award winning make-up artist, Joyce Jacob.

The Airtel International Women’s Day celebration, which held on March 8, 2017 at

the Airtel headquarters, is part of the telco’s commitment to supporting and

celebrating women who play a very important role in the society.

The celebration provided an avenue for Airtel female employees to come together

and discuss various topics that relate to them in their personal as well as

professional lives. The celebration, which also served as an avenue for mentorship

gave employees the opportunity to relate with veterans in various fields.

The International Women’s Day, which is marked annually on 8 th of March, is a global

day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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