Regrann from @tontolet - Tonto Dikeh,
The Tonto Dikeh Foundation
With the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fueled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity. An honest analysis of the challenge of our country today shows that our problem is not just systemic, but also ideological. We have a challenge of perception in our young women, about what it really means to be phenomenal and to live a worthwhile life. This mindset challenge has affected us politically, economically and in the choice of career. I believe we need a mental re-engineering to help us get our lives back on track to sustainable progress and legacy and one of the best bet we have on achieving this is through intellectual engagements like conferences, where influential personalities share their experiences to inspire others to lead their own lives.
This June, we will be bringing together over 300 young women who are significantly working on changing the issues that surround their lives, in academic and social spheres, to discuss the issues affecting gender development and to interact with leaders and policy makers at the Emerging Women’s Conference, with the theme #PressforProgress: Leadership, Talent and Innovation, is set at a time to bridge the gaps between women actively involved in practical leadership in different spheres, and breaking the glass ceiling using their talent and innovative ideas. It is for this reason we have identified the need to assist young women connect the dots between: Talent, Leadership and Innovation through the Emerging Women Leaders Program, as this will offer a message of hope, while providing the participants with the required exposure to start thinking outside the box.
Sequel to this introduction, we crave for your partnership/support of Tonto Dike Foundation to achieve this great feat by supporting the conference as part of your birthday giveaways and the contribution of the foundati