WISCAR Inducts New Mentees, Confers Award On Omoigui-Okauru
WOMEN In Successful Careers (WISCAR), a non-profit organisation recently held its seventh end of year graduation/induction ceremony and presented the Fourth Distinguished WISCAR Award at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
The event themed “Women Leading Change” had in attendance Prof. Remi Sonaiya, Mrs Ibironke Kazeem representing the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, and Mrs. Barbara WEY representing the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.
Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, former FIRS Executive Chairperson and recipient of the Fourth Distinguished WISCAR Award delivered a keynote speech titled “Our Paradigm and Our Lens.”
In her speech, she pointed out that to lead change we must first champion a mindset change, not from a societal level but on a personal level.
“We need to champion a change of mindset from those cultural frameworks that limit us. We need to build a mindset of innovation, learning, improving and taking records. We can’t fight corruption without proper records. We must not just accept societal norms, but question it so as to improve on it. Those who have achieved in life do not change the world, they change their space,” she said.
The discussants of the day, Prof. Remi Sonaiya, first female presidential candidate; Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Technical Officer MTN Nigeria; and Yewande Sadiku, Executive Director, Stanbic IBTC Bank shared their experiences and advised on how to succeed as a career woman without it having adverse effect on the home.