BrandArena: G-Elias promotes equality through school outreach, hosts webinar to foster collaboration and inclusion in the workplace

Wednesday 13 March 2024

G-Elias promotes equality through school outreach, hosts webinar to foster collaboration and inclusion in the workplace

In celebration of 2024 International Women's Day (IWD), G. Elias, a leading Nigerian business law firm, through its annual #SheBlooms Programme for the promotion of equity and inclusion to young girls hosted the second edition of its annual webinar to address inclusion in the workplace.

The event, titled "Fostering Equality, Collaboration, and Inclusion in the Workplace," provided insights into how organisations can promote a more equitable, collaborative, and inclusive workplace, as well as practical strategies for individuals and organisations working to level the playing field for women and empower them to reach their full potential.

Taking the #SheBlooms programme beyond the webinar, G-Elias commenced an annual educational outreach initiative. This year, the organisation visited Jubril Martins Memorial Grammer School-a senior secondary school in Lagos to engage and inspire young minds, regardless of gender, on how they can pursue their chosen career paths and effect positive change in the world. The initiative aims to instil the values of equality, collaboration, and inclusion from a foundational level, fostering a more just and equitable future for generations to come.

The Chief Operating Officer, G.Elias, Nana Winful-Dare, said, “At G.Elias, we are passionate about female professionals in the workplace reaching their full potential. We are also committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within our organization and across the communities we serve. To inspire and support the women, we commenced the #SheBlooms programme last year to celebrate the International Women's Day. Through the #SheBlooms programme, we aim to celebrate the achievements of women, empower them to reach their full potential, and pave the way for a more equitable future for all."

While addressing the women at the #SheBlooms webinar, the Executive Director, Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development, Professor Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, said, “Everybody deserves to sit at the table including the women and to strike a balance. Organisations need to be gender responsive, flexible and integrate other aspects of life into work life.”

The webinar brought together prominent female leaders including Director, Legal and Operations-International, Andela, Shola Osinubi, who charged the organisation leaders to support the women more and have a structural mentorship. She encouraged the women to belong in affinity groups to discuss pain point. Also present was the Founder and Director of Studies, SLB Academy, Olubusola Ajala, alongside other professionals, to engage the female professionals, providing valuable insights and practical approaches for them to navigate their careers and achieve their full potential.

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