In all walks of life, the role of women cannot be underestimated, they are said to be the bedrock of a society and they remain vital in the growth of the home, workplace, business and many more. Women have been placed in this space as natural nurturers, with grace, brain and brawn, and immense influence.
Today, the 8th of March of every year is set aside by the United Nation to celebrate women globally and most especially iconic women who have made landmark achievements in Nigeria. There are women in Nigeria that have affected the society in their own great way positively. Among them are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Folorunsho Alakija, Chimamanda Adichie, Ibukun Awosika, Joke Silver, We cannot forget Dora Akunyili, and many others. Happy International Women’s day to all women out there.
This year’s theme is tagged “Be Bold for Change”. Many women including those mentioned above have demonstrated this theme in different areas of life.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who grew up in Nigeria, dropped out of medical school to pursue writing. The author of most novels like Purple Hibiscus, which won the commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, Which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Her books speak for her; they serve as her legacy even in times to come. She has inspired many to live their dreams and be Bold for Change.
Our reality as women, differ across demography, we still do have something in common. Every woman has the capacity to INFLUENCE! The starting point for being bold for change, in my opinion, would be starting where nature has placed you- leveraging your natural location of influence to build-up and influence others remotely connected to you. We all can start this way.
It could be your experience or thoughts and you want someone to benefit from it today, and in turn build that legacy you have always wanted. Remember, your deeds may be forgotten, so as spoken words but when published; your book remains a reference point.
Accept you, be you, identify your strengths, you sure have one and be positive! If you don’t have the time to manage or lack the skills to write, we can be your virtual assistant. We at sons of Issachar Concepts will take your thoughts to print.
In honour of this day, we wish all women more strength.
Happy International Women’s Day!