Mentoring women, WISCAR set to celebrate 10th anniversary

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Mrs Aminat Oyagbola and others at the press briefing

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) a non-profit organisation and structured mentoring programme for entry and mid-career professional women is set to celebrate its 10th year anniversary.

The event is slated for December 9, 2017 at the Shell Hall of Muson centre, Lagos

This was made known to newsmen recently, at the WISCAR Mentoring Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The theme of the anniversary is ‘Developing Women for a Better Nation’.

Mrs Aminat Oyagbola, founder WISCAR, revealed that her idea about WISCAR was borne out of a passion to provide answers to the yearnings of young women, especially in Africa, who are faced with lots of challenges in life which hinder their goals in life.

She noted that at WISCAR, women are therefore, tutored on life skills, unwritten principles and tips of surviving in the corporate world.

She talked about their activities, and the expectations of a large group of career women, saying that they look forward to taking the NGO to greater heights.

Mrs. Oyagbola, a seasoned professional pointed out that many women who had followed their career parts, unfortunately failing along the line, simply because of lack of mentorship.

“It’s has been 10 years of mentoring, developing and promotion of a highly talented worked force. Although, it has not been an easy journey”

She thanked all the members of the WISCAR Advisory Board for their constant support through the years. “I look forward to the next decade with lots of excitement and hope that we will expand our outreach and be able to impact on the lives and careers of more women.” She said.

Mrs Ayomide Alabi, a mentor from WISCAR revealed plans by the group to expand their scope and roll out training packages which would involve girls and younger women.

“One of the objectives of WISCAR is to instill a sense of self worth in women. We want them to know that they are not lesser beings because they are women.  And as we mark our 10th anniversary, we aim to forge ahead and grow from strength to strength.”

One of the beneficiaries of the WISCAR mentoring programme, Mrs Lola Esan recalled how she has been guided by the group to master how to balance the task of managing her career and home.

L-R, Mrs Susanne Iroche, Mrs Aminat Oyagbola

WISCAR is a safe environment where career women come together to tap from the experience of successful women in the corporate environment. “We all must do everything to support them to continue in their drive to help women succeed. High points of the event, according to the organisers would be the graduation of their Stream Eight mentees who have successfully scaled through WISCAR trainings. “19 of our mentees would be issued their WISCAR certificates. Reputable professionals are billed to speak at the event.

 

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