The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Osun State University called for an end to gender inequality and sexual harrasment during a programme held to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
The programme tagged “Becoming a Leading Woman in your Career ” which started around 1pm and ended around 4:30pm and was held in the ETF Building of the College yesterday, March 11, 2021.
Professor Janet Olaitan who delivered the keynote address advised men and women to challenge gender inequality, sexual harassment and Child Abuse.
She talked about women who have been able to attain the height of their career and cited Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a renowned economist and the the director general of the World Trade Organisations and the Chancellor of Osun State University, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija as examples of such women.
She urged women to work collectively, share opportunities with other women, make themselves available for opportunities and build each other up.
“A single woman has power, collectively, we have impacts. There is power in the pack. ” She said.
Professor Temitope Balogun advised participants to build network, create connections based on shared interest and goals, seek out people they admire to mentor them and build a team of trusted people to pull them up when they are down.
She however charged women to be the best wherever they are, and be the architect of their own life.
“Define yourself and choose your career part, say no to intimidation in every area, be determined to break through and be willing to go the extra mile.” — she added.
The former Deputy Vice Chancellor Olabisi Onabanjo, Professor Oduwole , discussed Mentoring and Partnership for Effective Leadership Roles.
In her address, she advised women to not let anyone place a value on them , develop the right values and virtues, challenge stereotypes and celebrate each others success.
She further emphasised that women are not meant for the kitchen or the other room and at such the male and female child should be trained equally.
Professor Akindele in her address urged women to brand themselves, balance health and wellness and dress for success.
She added that successful women dress for success, success is not gender specific, and women leaders are more transformational.
Isamotu Omowunmi while addressing the students advised them to broaden their horizon, discover their innate ability and sharpen it.
She urged students to erase their past and everything that will stop them from achieving their set goals, and be trail blazers.
She further emphasised the need for students to put God first, as there is nothing they can do without God.
The Dean, Professor Rotimi Fasan advised men to treat women equally and with equity, in morals of what is considered right.
The event had presentation(s) from the Uniosun Theatre Troupe and students of Linguistics and Communication studies.