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Business News of Wednesday, 14 December 2022


Unilever promotes sustainable future for women

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The Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever West Africa, Mrs Soromidayo George, has said that women are change makers who play a critical part in creating the envisioned and sustainable future required for all.

A statement said George disclosed this while speaking at the 2022 BusinessDay Inspiring Woman Series II, themed ‘Leading the change-my story, my role, my expectation’ in Lagos.

“There is ample evidence that a country’s economic prospects are conditioned by how engaged women are in society, how able they are to engage in the boardroom, how women entrepreneurs can thrive, and so much more,” she said.

She stated that unlike before, when the conversations around women’s issues revolved around human rights only, today, women’s empowerment was an essential part of the solution to addressing economic challenges.

George said, “All over the world, women are becoming changemakers, helping to create a new narrative. We cannot afford to be left behind because the world’s future belongs to us. Our place in building any economy and rebuilding our nation cannot be underestimated. As women, we recognise that we are an important economic, social, and political force.”

The Category Manager of Homecare, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Oladapo Oshuntoye, said, “The Sunlight brand has chosen to take advantage of the platform to drive home the significance of women empowerment in addressing numerous economic challenges.

“The empowerment of Nigerian women through different requisite skills and start-up tools by the Sunlight brand has contributed significantly to reducing the level of poverty and also helped many women to unleash their potential.”