The last few decades have seen some level of positive changes in terms of opportunities for, and representations of women in the corporate world as well as the world of business.
But what does the current landscape mean for the future especially as it concerns the younger generation? Brooke Shatles in her recent article in Forbes Magazine cited a recent column by Sallie Krawcheck's "Own It: The Power of Women at Work", which stressed the point: "To empower women, power must be given to them".
It is not enough to just say, "Give women more leadership roles", or "Let us bridge the wage gap. More leadership and senior roles need to be given to qualified women in order to actually empower them.
According to Dr. Edward Kallon, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, in Nigeria, "Nigeria needs to show the political will to implement legal frameworks for increased women's political participation and leadership in public life".
In this episode of the women series, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, and Furera Isma-Jumare speak to owning the future as women.