Akintola Willams Deloitte Celebrates International Women’s Day 2011
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
On Tuesday 8 March 2011, Akintola William Deloitte (AWD) held its International Women’s Day (IWD) Forum tagged “Charting a Career Path: Balancing Family, Career, and Relationships”. Distinguished female ‘role models,’ Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD Afribank Trustees & Asset Management Company ltd, Mrs. Tara Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International, Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Limited, Mrs. Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy, and Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Limited, were invited and present to speak at the forum included
L to R: Mrs. Tara-Fela Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International; Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD of Afribank Trustees and Asset Mgt. Co; Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Ltd; Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Ltd; Mrs Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy; and Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte at the women’s forum organised by Akintola Williams Deloitte on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011
The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 globally and by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited(DTTL) and its member firms to recognize the contributions of Deloitte women to the success of their local practices firms and the global Deloitte organization. This is the third consecutive year that DTTL and its member firms are celebrating this day. At the Akintola Williams Deloitte 2011 International Women’s Day forum, opening remarks were given by Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte. “The aim of the day is to celebrate not only Deloitte women but also distinguished women outside Deloitte who continually strive for excellence and demonstrate leadership qualities that have made them successful role models in their careers and society.”
The event brought together all the female staff members and partners of Akintola Williams Deloitte in the Lagos office, including other invited guests, who took the opportunity to learn about what motivated these women to become successful in their chosen career. The speakers unanimously recognized that women are ‘multi-taskers,’ who continually strive to balance family, career and relationships.
Every speaker seemed to agree on these points: put God first in all that you set out to do, be determined to succeed against all odds, get the necessary qualifications that you need to advance your career or business, make time for life outside of work, and source for good hands to help with house chores or the children. They advised that employers should make the necessary effort to create flexible work time/ virtual office options for their staff members (especially for women). Women were also advised not to despise ‘small beginnings’ as they eventually result to incremental steps that lead to success after they have put in a period of hard-work, determination, passion, and relentlessness.