Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the recently appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organization says her new appointment will open doors for Africans and women to head global associations.
Okonjo-Iweala said this during an interview with Arise TV ahead of her resumption into the office on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Since her emergence as the new WTO boss, the former World Bank director said she has been receiving glowing global applause.
In her words;
“I am proud for Africa, I am proud to be Nigerian and I am proud for women but the bottom line is the capability to do the job and to deliver so that after me, there will be women, there will be other Africans, that is the whole point.
“Multilateral economic organisations need to have women. I have actually just published a book with the former Prime Minister of Australia about leadership talking about the fact that there is a dearth of women at the top even though a lot of progress has been made but it is too slow. This is an opportunity to have a woman leading a multilateral organisation.