I am a woman! Yes we know. Woman for what?
The state of women in developing countries and the lies they have been trained to believe makes me saddened. As a woman, lady, girl, etc you don’t just exist to be a home maker, you can also be a nation maker. Even if you don’t want to get involved in public matters, right from where you are, you can effect change and sprout the difference. They say behind a successful man is a woman; that means behind a world leader (man) is a greater world leader and changer (woman)
Denmark, Thailand, Germany, Argentina, Croatia, Brazil, Australia, Liberia, Iceland, Costa Rica, Finland, Lithuania, etc; all have women as Prime Ministers, Chancellors and Presidents respectively.
Not to talk about the British who colonized our dear nation, having a woman serving as Prime Minister and also a woman as their traditional ruler.
Hillary Clinton is another remarkable example, after being the first lady of the United States of America, she refused to settle for less and hide in the glory of her husband. She came out with her own strength and served the nation in the capacity of Secretary General, and was close to making history as becoming the first female elected president of the USA, but was defeated by Trump in an election that favoured the winner on a ground of a report released by the FBI few weeks to the election.
All over the world, women have been making history and creating success stories, treading new paths and founding great conglomerates. One of them is our very own Mrs. Folurunsho Alakija; the richest woman on planet earth of black descent, that position was formally occupied by Opera Winfrey the TV presenter of all ages. What about Christine Legarde; the MD of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who is also a woman.
Women are doing well all around the world.
Don’t also forget recently, Zuzana Caputova was elected first female president of Slovakia.
In the corporate world we also have women flying the banner and showing the world, that they too can stand for positive change, illuminate the world and build a solid foundation for progress.
Amongst some of them are: Marry Bara Chairman and CEO, General Motors. GM is now the top selling non-luxury pure electric car in the world. Sheryl Sandberg, for Facebook. Ginni Rometty – Chairman, President and CEO, IBM. Meg Whitman CEO. Hewlett Packard HP and Safra Catz Co-CEO Oracle.
But now the big question: Why are our own women failing?
Never wanting to dare their nice dreams
Why is the zeal of a Nigerian woman waxing cold.
The Nigerian woman is a jewel that the nation needs to start wearing to bring out her full beauty
The Nigerian woman is an untapped potential, she is the dream of a better Nigeria.
She is our next Iweala, she is our next Ezekweseli; she is the Akunyili to emerge
Ohh! The Nigerian woman is an epitome of beauty plus brain. She is a symbol of progress and excellence. In her, you find treasures.
She needs to be accepted by the society as a blessing!
She need not be for the kitchen alone; her mental resources can sustain the nation from getting into a debris. Ask Germany or maybe UK can explain better; Croatia is also there for you to confirm too!
Women are champions in the course of nation building.
I believe it is also time for Nigeria to join the league of other nations and give women an amplified voice in the polity of the nation. Beautiful things grow in the hands of a woman. A woman can nurture, she can keep, she can give life; a woman can also incubate until it is time for independence and self sufficiency..
Nigeria (Africa) women arise. A new dawn is here
Light up this continent and shine for the world. You too can be an inventor, you can be an innovator, you can cause a change, you can make a difference.
You too can become a political hero; a business mogul, etc.
The Nigerian woman🇳🇬: the time for your rising has come. Be focused, be optimistic, be informed. You are not for the kitchen alone.
You too, can build this nation!
Rise and take a stand!
*God bless Nigeria!*
*God bless our women!*
*© Joshua Nicholas*