The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said that women must help one another to achieve the desired emancipation of women in all ramifications.
Ms. Karuaihe-Martin has over 28 years experience in the financial sector after having worked in various financial institutions that include PWC (Partner/Director within the Strategic Advisory, Risk and Corporate Governance) Tax Leader), with the past 7 years in the Insurance industry. She has extensive experience and expertise in Insurance, Reinsurance, Taxation, Internal Audit, Accounting and Finance, Business Strategy, Project Management, Valuations, Advisory Consulting, Risk, Control and Fraud and Corporate Governance.
Being home to the second-largest proven oil reserves and the largest youth population in Africa has not exempted Nigeria from youth unemployment, as the country is still grappling with acute unemployment in the formal and informal labour markets. Although this is a global concern, developing countries seem to be facing more of this problem than those in the rich world. Economic development relies on the creation of more productive jobs for an ever-rising share of the workforce. It is in this regard that Jobberman, one of the largest job placement platforms in sub-Saharan Africa, was formed to tackle youth unemployment in Africa. The company recently appointed Rolake Rosiji who has with a decade of global experience in strategic leadership and operational excellence as CEO with a focus “to broaden the impact beyond the white-collar space and continue to work closely with Jobberman’s impact partners in tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria.” Rolake recently took…
Bank of Namibia recently organized an event in celebration of women taking over the reins at four of Namibia’s biggest banks with a combined value of more than N$90 billion. The event which held at the country’s capital city, Windhoek, had in attendance several dignitaries, including the four women whose achievements have inspired other women to take action and aspire to impact themselves. The four women shared their stories on their journeys up the corporate ladder. All echoed the importance of having the quality of delivering solid performance – regardless of one’s gender. Ester Kali, a trailblazer in the field, was appointed chief executive officer in 2014 and as CEO of The Bankers Association Namibia (BAN), in June 2020. In 2016, Bank Windhoek announced the appointment of Beronice Hans as its managing director. Last year, while the country battled with Covid-19, Nedbank Namibia appointed Usakos-born and raised Martha Murorua as new managing director,…
By Kingsley Okeke
But for the United States’ opposition to her candidacy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala would have been named the first African and female to lead the World Trade Organization – WTO. The organization’s effort to name a new leader hit a glitch after the Trump-led administration said it wouldn’t back the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the WTO’s next director-general.
In spite of the universal plea for gender equality and the regular policy conversations around it, progress in terms of diversity on corporate boards seems particularly slow and laced with tokenism. This is particularly so in Africa where only 12% of corporate board positions are filled by women, despite women comprising a large proportion of the population. This percentage shown by a survey carried out by the African Development Bank is a far cry from gender equality.
Nana Ama Poku is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Exim Bank with oversight responsibility for the Business and Banking Division of the Bank. Embedded in her role also is the need for a focus on SME development. In this interview with Amazons watch magazine, Mrs. Poku tells of the Bank’s significant strides in SME development and lots more.