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2019 Women’s Day: MD LADOL advocates need for more women leaders


Dr. Amy Jadesimi

To mark the 2019 Women’s Day, the Managing Director of
Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi is advocating the
need for more female leaders in the world.

In a statement, Dr. Jadesimi said this is in line with
2019 International Women’s  Day theme #BalancetheBetter in 
building a
gender-balanced world where everyone has a part to play – all the time,

Gender parity is Goal 5 of the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals. However, women are not just beneficiaries of Goal
5, they are the key to achieving all the Goals.

Research over the years has proven conclusively that gender parity,
particularly in the work place will unlock billions of dollars in extra
profits. Companies in countries in Africa, a continent poised on the verge of
becoming the engine of the world, need to embrace Goal 5 to create the jobs
that Africa needs.

Commenting on the importance of having women in the
C-suite and their contribution to sustainability, Dr. Jadesimi stated:

you have women on your board of directors your company is going to be 42% more
profitable than companies that don’t have female directors.

“Research shows that some of that benefit
comes from the fact that women look at the world differently and that we more
often make decisions and raise issues that lead to greater sustainability.”

Commenting on the work being done by P4G, Dr. Jadesimi stated:
women led-partnerships is an essential part of achieving the sustainable
development goals and increasing corporate profits.”

Commenting her on role as CEO of LADOL, Dr. JAdesimi explained that she
had been privileged to build a brand-new ecosystem from scratch – the world’s
first Sustainable Industrial Free Zone.

joining the company in 2004 it has been clear to me that the winning business
models of the future are sustainable ones. From inception LADOL has broken new ground and disrupted the local
market by pursuing a new economy business model, which has now proven to be the
winning strategy.”

“African CEO’s now know that our future
lies not in emulating the West but in surpassing it, sustainable business
models are one of our essential keys to success.”

In line with operating a sustainable Industrial Free Zone and empowering
women, she said LADOL supports SDG Goal 5 as a core part of its corporate
policies and procedures, stating that:

a company we go the extra mile to create a diverse environment and recruit the
best people, which means finding innovative ways to ensure the best women are
considered as well. This focus on diversity, leads to hiring the best and
building the most effective teams, which is one of the keys to our success.”

“LADOL’s sustainable master-plan includes
building fully service offices and workshops, which will enable more women in
Nigeria to set up and expand their businesses by lower the financial and
bureaucratic barriers to entry for women and providing a safe and sustainable
work space.”

Dr. Jadesimi reiterated that the Green Growth space is by necessity in
need of highly disruptive innovation and brand-new business models, and
therefore diverse, confident and skilled teams which embrace change are needed
to build successful private and public sector organisations in this space.

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