It was a gathering of intellectuals on Wednesday, 17 August, 2022, at the Ordinary General Meeting of Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital [LUTH], Idi-Araba as Convener of Arise Women, Dr Siju Iluyomade as Key-Note Speaker led other dignitaries to speak extensively on the need for Women to be expressive positively and contribute to the national development.
Speaking at the event under the theme: The Role of Women in Leadership, Breaking the Glass Ceiling and a Subtheme of, The Doctor: Striking the Delicate Work-Life Balance, Dr Siju says “Women must be able to identify and turn a lemon into a lemonade, we must be assertive in our approach and not aggressive if we want to continue taking up leadership roles”
The event which serves as a window for discourse on Women, created an opportunity for the Keynote Speaker, who has been leading the cause of women in the society for almost 2decades to encourage participants on leadership. According to her “ Women must also be ready to break the invisible glass ceiling, biases, prejudices and chains of traditional beliefs against women and show up their full potentials to increase national development”
Dr Siju whose Foundation, Arise Women is set for activities of 2022 edition of annual programme that ranges from Health, Fitness, Empowerment, Women Conference and many more, urges women at the event to make sure they are able to strike a work balance without emotional baggage.