A Call for Women Inclusion as WISCAR holds Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference
Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a leading not-for-profit and non-governmental organization focused on women empowerment and strategic mentoring for professional women held the 12th Edition of its Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference recently in Lagos.
The Keynote speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and other panellists led the discourse on the WISCAR Theme “For the Nation; The Power of Inclusion”.
During the conference, the graduation of 51 women professionals from the 2022 cohort took place.
The event which was held at the Muson Centre Lagos brought together female professionals from all sectors of the economy.
It welcomed goodwill messages from Sarkin Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi Lamido II, the Deputy British High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, amongst others.
Speaking at the Conference, the Founder and Chairperson of WISCAR, Amina Oyagbola, highlighted the objectives of WISCAR which focuses on leadership development and capacity building through structured mentorship for female professionals and women empowerment.
She expressed her delight over the success and impact of WISCAR’s activities over the years. While delivering her Keynote address, renowned author, Ms Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, joined others to call for the inclusion of women in the scheme of things, noting that their contributions would also be helpful in the success of the country and organisations.
On her decision to lend her voice at the WISCAR Conference, she said “the WISCAR woman is a solid person.
There is something special about receiving this award and recognition at home and by professional women.
This award and the entire evening felt so genuine, and I was moved and grateful to be so celebrated.”
The night was a fusion of music, spoken word and impact and action-based conversations. It provided the opportunity for professional women to interact, discuss, and build relationships to create new paths that will enable people to demand fairness, equity, and inclusion of all citizens to move our nation forward.