In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on Tuesday, 8th March 2022, the world over, Glover hosted an internal event tagged ‘Women Pushing The Limits’. Two exceptional women making giant strides in the corporate space – Titilayomi Babaoye, Group Head, Inclusive Banking, Heritage Bank, Plc, and Evelyn Edumoh, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Arkland properties and investment company – were the keynote speakers. They also shared their life experiences and lessons in a fireside chat with the ladies of the brand. It was a unique opportunity for the ladies to ask them questions as they uncovered their personal ideas and professional stories.
The event, which was held at the Glover Headquarters, was organized to further emphasize the brand’s support for women empowerment, gender equality, and female inclusion in society. It was a timely reminder for relevant stakeholders across workplaces and communities to collectively reflect and renew their commitment to the principles of equality that break the barriers that hold women back in society.
The first speaker, Titilayomi Babaoye spoke on her journey to becoming a successful career woman. In her speech, she highlighted the importance of diligence, distinction, and discipline in achieving uncommon success. She said “if you find yourself somewhere, ensure to make the best of it. Even if it’s for a day, let your impact be felt, leave a positive impression on the minds of those you work with,” said Mrs. Babaoye. She also reiterated that “a woman’s place is not only in the home but in society. If you are at home and you are not adding value, that home will hit the rocks. At work or anywhere, don’t give your body away for anything. You can use your brain to get what you want, develop your intellectual capacity, have the vision to add value in society, pursue it, stay focused, and in no distant time, you’ll achieve success”.
The second speaker, Evelyn Edumoh gave insights to the positive impact of ambition on the road to success and how to conquer obstacles. In her words, “the ability to create wealth is inside of you. When there is a problem, there is a solution. It is an opportunity to succeed. It takes time to build wealth, you have to dig in, day in, day out. You have to create a routine of excellence daily and become a master at it” To further buttress her point, she stated “ You must align what your long term goals are, don’t waste your time on frivolities, the time of your youth is key in laying the foundation for your tomorrow. Find yourself as a woman first, and be clear about the things you want to become better at. They say life is a journey, it’s not a sprint, don’t try to do everything or own everything, stay focused and spend time developing yourself and you’ll be enriched and tutored by the experiences along the way ”.
It was an instructive and informative session with major take-aways hitting home across finance, career, and personal development sandwiched with tips on balancing all of these as women. The men of Glover were not left out as they attended the event to show their support for gender parity.
Glover remains a tech brand that understands the importance of gender equality, the biases women face, and its consequences on society. Little wonder, they remain unrelenting and unwavering in their zeal and zest to drive the conversation around inclusivity and diversity in society until every form of gender bias is broken. Glover will continue to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates excellence without focusing on gender and will pull all stops in the quest to accelerate gender parity in society.
The fintech company, Glover launched in March 2021 is unveiling its new tagline ‘Digital Assets Marketplace’ and archiving the old tagline ‘Xchange For Value’. The online platform is expanding its service offerings to include E-ticketing having recognized the love for outdoor events and hang-outs by Nigerians and Africans. This will help event organizers in no small measure, by freeing up time and funds spent on sales of physical tickets, eliminating needless hassles in the organization of events.
According to the CEO, Mr Damilola Layode, “people are looking more to the digital world beyond connectivity and communication. As a brand that listens, we have chosen to always be one step ahead by aligning ourselves to meeting the increased demand for digital assets as the world witnesses a new frontier in digital technology.”
The Chief Operating Officer (COO), Victor Monday, also added that “we are working to make our brand available across several countries helping to bring ease, speed, and convenience in financial transactions across the continent. Hence, it makes sense that we redefine the brand narrative to let the public know that we are here to cater to their ever-increasing digital asset needs.”
This new brand narrative is to align with Glover’s expansion goal in footprint and service offerings, helping to change the way financial transactions are done on the continent. As part of growth and expansion plans, Glover officially launched in Ghana in December 2021 and intends to expand to other countries on the continent in the shortest possible time. Indeed, the tech brand is here to do more.
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