Japheth Omojuwa, Bolanle Olukanni, Tosyn Bucknor, Lanre Olusola, Owen Gee, Soni Irabor and Kayode Odukoya and others pose for the camera after a successful WEECman 2015 Conference.
The Women Empowerment and Enlightenment Campaign (WEEC) created by On’y va Communications rallied top notch male professionals to lend their support in motivating and mentoring the womenfolk to aim higher in their different callings.
Professionals such as Soni Irabor, Lanre Olusola, Owen Gee and social media expert, Japheth Omojuwa featured as speakers and discussants during the 2015 WEEC session which held at main auditorium of the University of Lagos. The annual event is designed as advocacy programme to show support for the growth and development of women in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
Aptly tagged “Men Standing Up for Women”, the Head Coordinator, WEEC, Kayode Odukoya revealed, WEECman strategy was to bring male role models into the public discussion to show support for women, this has had tremendous impact on students male and female alike. He adds, “The young men in the society need to be groomed through multi channels and agents of socialization to respect and support women”
According to Odukoya, harnessing the economic potentials with a new mindset is key amongst young women to increase the overall productivity in small units of the society. This can be achieved effectively when women see men as active participants in the support of women in the society.
The discussion was robust as each man spoke extensively on how women are treated in their various industries and how men can best correct the ill treatment meted against women. The interactive platform also created an avenue for students (male and female) from different disciplines to air their views and share uncommon experiences with top industry players.
WEEC is a product of On’y va Communications, a public relations and content development agency based in Lagos Nigeria. The WEECman initiative is an offspring of WEEC which is an advocacy based campaign geared towards encouraging agents of socialization to groom men for women support.
The WEEC 2015 seminar was moderated by the duo of Tosyn Bucknor and Bolanle Olukanni of Top radio FM and Ebonylife TV respectively.