Stanbic IBTC Pension Manager has advised women on how to achieve career growth and maintain good health.

Experts gave the advice at a virtual event, tagged ‘Ladies at the table empowerment series’, which was organised by the pension fund administrator.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Nike Bajomo, said the company was discussing balancing career success and personal wellness at a period when people were learning to adapt to the new normal.

According to her, at Stanbic IBTC, women’s empowerment is a priority, and it will consistently create avenues to help women grow and flourish.

“The pandemic particularly impacted women as many of us had to balance our natural roles as nurturers with showing up every day to our jobs with our A-game intact, while dealing with all the challenges that came with the new normal,” she said.

The Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch, Mrs Tolulope Agiri, and the Chief Executive Officer, Carib Health Limited, Dr Sherese Ijewere, spoke on how women could attain career success.

Agiri said many factors, including family and societal issues, complicated the lives of women.

According to her, women are judged by different rules when compared to men, even when they are equally competent for certain roles.

She emphasised the need for women to have a strong support system in order to get ahead in their careers.

Ijewere added, “Good nutrition is self-care because our relationship with food has the ability to impact every aspect of you, yourself and who you are to others.

“Whether you are caring for your skin, aging or you are treating a disease, you have to be intentional. No matter what age you are, seek the help of a health nutritionist.”

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