FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria celebrated its female workforce to mark the 2017 International Women’s Day.
Two female business leaders spoke at the forum and they inspired young career ladies on their journey of self discovery and the need to strike work-life balance.
Folakemi Adewole, is a seasoned banker with over 29 years experience working in various institutions including Chartered Bank, First Bank and Citibank. She is the founder and CEO of Protiquette Consults and Paxhill Minerva Limited.
Ore Famurewa, is the Director, Corporate Affairs, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria with over 20 years experience in the dairy industry.
Both women shared their stories on how they have defined their purpose in life, withstood challenges on their journey to the top and ultimately lead successful careers.
Explaining the company’s rationale, Famurewa said, “FrieslandCampina WAMCO thus demonstrates it recognition of diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that through diversity we are able to make better business decisions and deliver more elaborate response to our consumers and community.
“Improving gender diversity is priority for the company. For this reason, the management of FrieslandCampina WAMCO has put forward various policies and initiatives including increasing the percentage of women in leadership positions and in the general workforce, and providing support for nursing mothers through increased paid maternity leave days and conducive nursing rooms while at work.”
The company’s IWD celebration was themed “Be Bold for Change”. Both speakers shared ideas on how to improve work-life balance and pull each other up on their career journey.
International Women’s Day (March 8) 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.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC is affiliated to Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world.
Cover Photo: FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s female workforce with speakers Folakemi Adewole and Ore Famurewa celebrating IWD 2017