Bola Adesola

I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Bola Adesola is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Limited, Nigeria.

Bola also provides leadership for the bank’s business in West Africa to drive the continued strengthening of Standard Chartered Bank’s franchise in the region. Prior to joining the bank in March 2011, she was an Executive Director at First Bank of Nigeria Plc and prior to that Managing Director of Kakawa Discount House, Nigeria. She also worked in Citibank for 9 years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, Bola Adesola has over 26 years banking experience. An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School, she also holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK.

Bola is passionate about the development and economic empowerment of women and in 2001 cofounded Women in Management, Business and Public Sector (WIMBIZ), Nigeria’s fore-most women-oriented network. Bola was appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board by the UN Secretary General in June 2015.

Bola is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and sits on the boards of the Financial Markets Dealers Quotations Plc and Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement Systems Plc. Bola also chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Economic Development, Sustainability and Gender and was recently appointed the first female President of Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA). She actively mentors and coaches young people and is passionate about reading and travelling.

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

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Toyin Abraham

I celebrate an amazing woman today. I’m just so excited celebrating this beautiful and strong woman. A woman who has inspired so many. Toyin Abraham is an actor, filmmaker, director and a producer. I truly admire Toyin Abraham.

Toyin Abraham was born on the 5th of September 1984. She obtained a Higher National Diploma Certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic. She started her acting career in 2003.  Over the years, Toyin has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as, Alakada, Okafor’s Law, Ebi mi ni, Ghost and the tout. Alakada Sitcom is about to kick off soon. Toyin also has a Lipstick line called BODYTALKBYTOYIN. Toyin has received numerous awards since then.

I’m just so happy for you Toyin, Congratulations on your new bundle of joy ❤

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description”- Steve Maraboli

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Empathy in Action!

There she was in tears as she saw her hopes of snatching the Canada Open (Rogers Cup) title disappear into thin air.
Serena is a strong woman made of “steel” but today her body won’t just take it. She’s down with an injury and of course she knows it’s time she ends the game to prevent an aggravation of her condition. Although she’s ”broken”, she still took a bold and wise decision to back out.
After being informed of Serena’s condition, she stands up with all energy galvanized in love.

Bianca stirred with love, empathy and genuine concern for her colleague, she says, ‘Are you okay?…injuries, I have been through so many already and I know how they are…’.
She wrapped her hands around Serena in a warm embrace. Indeed I can imagine Serena went back feeling better instead of outright disappointment and pains. She didn’t lose completely; she won love and mutual respect.
This is the power of love, respect, empathy and concern for the next person even if we are in a contest. Contest will end but love and respect will remain forever! #womensupportingwomen #celebratingwomen ❤

Rhesus Disease

Rhesus disease is a condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells. It’s also known as haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN). Rhesus disease doesn’t harm the mother, but it can cause the baby to become anaemic and develop jaundice. Rhesus disease only happens when the mother has rhesus negative blood (RhD negative) and the baby in her womb has rhesus positive blood (RhD positive). The mother must have also been previously sensitised to RhD positive blood.

Sensitisation happens when a woman with RhD negative blood is exposed to RhD positive blood, usually during a previous pregnancy with an RhD positive baby. The woman’s body responds to the RhD positive blood by producing antibodies that recognise the foreign blood cells and destroy them.

Check out this link (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rhesus-disease/ ) to learn more about the signs of rhesus disease in a baby, the causes of rhesus disease, preventing rhesus disease and treating rhesus disease.