She-EO (Executive Officer), a talk show style event for women is set to tackle issues around widowhood, career success, depression, and money anxiety disorders among women.
To achieve this, the Founder of She-EO, Temitope Fajingbesi-Balogun said the evolving issues will be addressed at the fourth edition of She-EO tomorrow, Saturday, January 12 at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos state, from 9 to 5pm.
According to her, She-EO is an interactive and socially engaging female-only platform which provides a veritable avenue for women to discuss and share ideas on gender-sensitive issues and proffer solutions to help participants deal with such problems.
The seminar, she said aims to be a talking point for women to share their real life experiences with other women who might be going through similar rough patches, with a view to inspiring them to excellence in spite of challenges.
“She-EO is a talk show style event for only 100 women in a room, discussing issues that matters to African women which they do not like to discuss in the open but which must be discussed because they matter.
“We will discuss relationships, love, finances, investments, business, fashion and health among other things. We will also address issues of personal growth and community engagement, with specific emphasis on financial, mental and societal barriers that inhibit the growth and progress of the African woman in a male-dominated society.”
She urged women to view themselves in the right perspectives.
“Our biggest problem as women is perspective. Women are created to be emotional. How you feel of yourself as a woman drives a man and this is what She EO is here to solve. As a woman, you must perceive yourself as worthy of whatever you have achieved and not be moved by your challenge because your success comes from how you perceive yourself,” she said.
According to her, the discussions at the seminar will focus on getting Nigerian women equipped with tools to survive mental traumas and stress, spotlight on the male perspectives on issues that affect women in the African society. Fajingbesi-Balogun noted that the ultimate mission of the initiative is to motivate women in Nigeria to become change agents in their families, organisations and communities, and to make them passionate about leaving a better world for future generations.
“The event is expected to host an assembly of key personalities, including women professionals and Chief Executive Officers of notable companies, corporate executives, human resource professionals, media personalities, mental health experts, civil society organisations and diplomats,” she said.
She noted that SheEO started in 2017 and it holds every second Saturday of the year to enable women begin the year with set goals.
“What will be unique about this year’s edition is that we will asides the women who will speak, also have four men in the room who will talk to the women, we will ask questions and get the male perspective about women.
“Women who need business partners, career coach and mentors will have their needs met. This talk show will make the year different for all participants and enable them accomplish their New Year resolutions, knowing that women are disadvantaged globally. ”
She said She EO will help develop Nigeria because women have the potential to develop the nation. “Women own most of the small businesses in the country today and this is why we are set out to develop women because they have a link to economic growth,” she said.
Author: Olatunde Odebiyi