A few weeks ago, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman and the first African to be chosen as director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Last year, during the End SARS movement, the feminist coalition and other women did excellent work in raising funds, releasing protesters who were unlawfully arrested and protesting online. Every day around the world, Nigerian women are breaking boundaries in and out of the workplace. Safe to say that Nigerian women are superstars.
However, when we talk about glass ceilings, it’s usually within the western context. It’s hard to find a wide range of entertaining and enlightening stories about Nigerian women who are just doing the damn thing.
With more young women at the helm of innovation, technology, business and in the corporate world, there’s a lot of documenting that we’re not doing, a lot of stories that we’re not telling. As a platform that documents and tells important stories, we are well positioned to find female leaders and tell their stories.
To celebrate the wonderful work that women are doing, in this women’s month, we have put together a series of stories about women excelling in tech, media, law and so much more.
It is important to tell these stories, not just for posterity sake but to gleam light into what it’s like to be a Nigerian woman in today’s world. This series will show how far we have come and how much more is left to be done.
You reading this, this series is for you. For young women all over the world and especially in Nigeria, this series is a reminder that there’s enough room at the table!
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