In commemoration of the Y2022 International Women’s Day (IWD), the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the global day dedicated to recognising the achievements of women, raising awareness against gender bias and taking action for equality.
The General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, speaking during an in-house event organise for female employees as part of activities to mark the Day, said the domination of key positions in the organisation by the female gender is an indication that women can break any form of bias and elevate their voices in the workplace or anywhere else they find themselves.
She noted that the IWD is an opportunity for all women to reflect on and recognise accomplishments recorded by females all over the world, advocating more support for women’s rights socially, morally, economically, culturally and politically.
Popoola said that even though it is not clearly visible, gender disparities have been deeply rooted in our working norms giving male counterparts an upper hand. She, therefore, called for a more inclusive practice as well as fairness in the workplace and society at large.
Her words: “At LASPARK, we value and celebrate the diverse skills, experiences and talent every employee brings to the table, however, we are especially proud of our women. Our workforce consists of vibrant, intelligent, exceptional women across all cadres, very well represented in management positions as Heads of Departments and Units”.
“These women are also Sisters, Daughters, Wives and Mothers who continually overcome direct and indirect gender bias, discrimination and stereotypes to thrive and make a difference. Today, we celebrate Women all over the World and especially the Women of LASPARK. Thank you for being incredible. Happy International Women’s Day to us all”, she added.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day observed on March 8 of every year. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Break the Bias”.