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Stanbic IBTC Pension Tasks Women On Career Growth, Others

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Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited has urged women to adopt the best approach to career growth, health and wellness.

The company gave the charge at its virtual Ladies at The Table Empowerment Series (LATTES) held recently.

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The experts at the event tagged “Balancing career success and personal wellness”, told women to balance their career with their health.

The firm’s Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch, Mrs Tolulope Agiri, stated that many factors, including family and societal issues, affect women.

The HR expert pointed out that women are judged by various rules compared to men even when they are competent for certain roles.

She emphasised the need for women to have a strong support system to get ahead in their careers.

“It is important to bring the men in your life into the conversation. The choice of a life partner in an important factor to consider for single women to excel in their careers.”

Agiri also advised women who are creating value in their places of work to make demands that will make their work easier.

“We need to start negotiating for ourselves. Find out how your employers can make your work easier. Women who aspire to be leaders should be more ambitious than before; act like managers in any position you find yourself. Work in synergy with your employers to make things work,” she said.

Chief Executive Officer, Carib Health Limited, Dr Sherese Ijewere, speaking on the topic: ‘The genius of the extraordinary chromosome’, urged women to be intentional and attentive to what they eat and pay attention to the effect different kinds of food have on their bodies.

Advising women to live a healthy lifestyle, Ijewere said: “Good nutrition is self-care because our relationship with food has the ability to impact every aspect of you, yourself and who you are to others”, adding that it was important to listen to the body.

The Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Nike Bajomo, said the event was timely and strategic, as it is coming at a period where people are learning to adapt to the new normal.

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