Opeoluma Ashimi

2018 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

On International Women’s Day 2021, Women #ChooseToChallenge

In the healthcare and care sector, more women continue to be at the frontline, and bear the brunt of COVID-19 across the world.  As a healthcare professional running a healthcare organization with 90% female workforce, it is important to affirm the dignity of their labor. On [International Women’s Day] we don’t just pay lip service; we ensure our actions tell our female workforce we appreciate their efforts in an economically tangible way.”

Opeoluwa Ashimi, 2018 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, Choose To Challenge, calls for women worldwide to challenge the status quo and stand up for an equitable world.

It was 100 years ago when Clara Zetkin established the International Women’s Day on March 8 (voted in 1910 by the women’s movement). During the 1975 International Year of Women, the U.N. celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD), and in 1977 designated March 8th as the official Day for the Women’s Rights and International Peace…

Read more about how 2018 Fellowship Alumna Opeoluma Ashimi from Nigeria and other women across the world are reflecting on International Women’s Day in this article from Forbes.

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