Speakers at the women empowerment workshop of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have emphasized the need for women empowerment as a process of capacity building. The workshop tagged ‘Mindset and Skillset to empower women for personal, professional, and organizational excellence’ was organized on Thursday, 21st July 2022 for the women employees of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives, and Solid Mineral.
The women empowerment workshop is an essential ingredient for realizing the full potential of the economic, social, political, and emotional development of the society that ensures its sustainable development. Its emphasis is on the training to acquire intra-personal skills, entrepreneurial skills, work-life balance, soft skills, and compassionate skills that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life both in personal and professional arenas and helps women folk to contribute for organizational excellence.
The workshop covers key topics such as Ice Breaking Session – Know your team member and who are you in the team? By Dr. Sudha Mavuri, the Dean of the School of Arts, Management and Social Sciences; Introduction and importance of financial literacy and Women in financial literacy by Mr. Trimisiyu Lawal and Ms. Aisha Ibrahim; Intrapreneurial Skill Based Activity, focus on entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, creativity, and transferrable skills (situation based activity) Dr. Sudha Mavuri and Ms. Aisha Ibrahim, all speakers at the women empowerment workshop.
The speakers acknowledged that developing skills will enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life both in personal and professional arenas and helps women folk to contribute to organizational excellence. Also noted were the growing gaps in financial literacy and planning or lack of awareness about finance management; Women of all ages and backgrounds struggle with the pressure to earn enough, access education, care for a family, and plan retirement; among others.
The Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V, while making his remarks, stated that the empowerment of women in the community will impact positively not only in the areas of their inclusion but will help to improve entrepreneurship representation of the women as well as showcase their contribution to the nation's development. He added that through the University's Young Women Empowerment Scheme, an initiative of the University's Corporate Social Responsibility 5 female students will be awarded 100% scholarship and 20 female students will get 50% scholarship on tuition fees, which he added, was open to all.