The CEO, Afriland Properties Plc, Uzo Oshogwe, joined other distinguished women in the corporate world at the Nigerian Breweries Plc, International Women’s Day event, to discuss creative ways to improve women’s political, social and economic status globally.
While addressing over 200 female staff members of NB Plc, she spoke on the challenges women face, especially in their various industries and how determination can be a catalyst for success.
“There’s no denying the fact that being a real estate developer has its challenges and its rewards. However, being a female in this male-dominated field is more demanding.
Regardless of gender, the industry requires vision, tenacity, and creativity in order to succeed. You have to be willing to dedicate yourself and make it your primary goal. This means prioritizing and focusing on what’s important. No task is too small, no detail is overlooked, and long hours are a necessity. Success doesn’t just happen.”
Speaking further, she congratulated women for what has been achieved so far in ensuring gender equality and stressed the need to collaborate more in order to break more barriers: “Though this is gradually changing, we still live in a male-dominated society, so women often feel they are competing for a smaller piece of the pie. This shouldn’t be so. Women should collaborate more, help and be there for one another.”
Other attendees include Ndidi Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting and Chidum Ayeni, Business Transformation Lead at Nigerian Breweries Plc.