To celebrate International Women's Day , I chat with one of my mentors Temitope Ilyuemi. Tope is Senior Director, Global Government Relations for Africa at Procter and Gamble (P&G), she rose from a graduate entry position to become one of the most senior leaders in P&G in Africa. She champions women, advocating for gender equality and works tirelessly to see SMEs in Africa grow by helping them plug into global value chains. She is highly sought after as a key contributor to development solutions in Africa.
We talked about the need to be intentional in building a career or a business, the role of mentors and sponsors, turning contacts into networks, building and leveraging community and what balancing work and family means to her. Ladies, as we celebrate International Women's day, Tope challenges us to give ourselves permission to Shine! #ChooseToChallenge
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