Zuzana Caputova

I celebrate a phenomenal woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Zuzana Caputova is the president of Slovakia and the first woman to hold the office.

Zuzana Caputova is a politician, lawyer and activist who has been President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Zuzana is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, at the age of 45. She first became known by prevailing in a decade-long struggle against the situating of a toxic landfill in her hometown of Pezinok. For this, Zuzana was awarded the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Born 21 June, 1973 in Bratislava. She grew up in the nearby town of Pezinok. She studied at the Comenius University Faculty of Law in Bratislava graduating in 1996. After concluding her education, Zuzana worked in the local government of Pezinok, first as an assistant in the legal department, and later as a deputy to the town mayor. She later moved in to the non-proft sector at the Open Society Foundations, where she handled public administration and the issue of abused and exploited children. Zuzana has run her own law firm and authored and co-authored several publications. She is a fellow of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), a network of environmental lawyers and jurists.

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

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Adenomyosis Awareness

Adenomyosis is a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium). Adenomyosis can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in heavy periods. The condition can be located throughout the entire uterus or localised in one spot.

Though adenomyosis is considered a benign (not life-threatening) condition, the frequent pain and heavy bleeding associated with it can have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. Adenomyosis is a common condition. It is most often diagnosed in middle-aged women and women who have had children. Some studies also suggest that women who have had prior uterine surgery may be at risk for adenomyosis.

Check out this link (https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/adenomyosis-symptoms-causes-treatments#1) to learn more about Adenomyosis

Aishah Ahmad

I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Aishah Ahmad is currently the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, since her appointment on 6 October, 2017.

Aishah graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja. Her Master of Business Administration, majoring in finance was obtained from the University of Lagos. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Management, awarded by the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Aishah started out in the private sector as a Group Accountant at Manstructs Group Nigeria Limited. She then worked at Z.O. Ososanya & Company. She transferred to First Interstate Bank (Nigeria) Plc as Executive Assistant, Treasury Group. Later, she worked as head of Retail Banking at Zenith Bank Plc and as Head of Private Banking at NAL Bank Plc, which today trades as Sterling Bank (Nigeria). She has also served as the Head of Business development at Zenith Capital Limited. She also served as the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). Prior to her appointment, she was Head Consumer Banking & Investment at Diamond Bank. She was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on 22 March, 2018. Aishah is a strong advocate for female and youth empowerment.

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

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Catherine Uju Ifejika

I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Catherine Uju Ifejika is the Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of Brittania-U.

Catherine is the first and so far, the only woman to become chair and CEO of an Upstream E&P Company in Nigeria. A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Catherine obtained a Diploma in Law and an LLB (Hons.) in 1985 and promptly called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a fellow of the Institute of Arbitration and Conciliation.

Her career in the petroleum industry started when she joined Texaco’s Legal Department as Junior Counsel in 1987 and rose swiftly to become Company Secretary in 1997. In 2003, her Government and Public Affairs responsibilities were extended to Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She joined Brittania-U Nigeria Limited in 2007 as Chair/CEO and has since steered the indigenous company to its current market leading position.

Catherine’s Leadership of Brittania-U has brought a number significant ‘firsts’. The Ajapa Floating Production Storage Unit, 100% owned and operated by the company, produced its first oil from drilling in 17months. She has set up six subsidiary companies in seven years, receiving numerous awards for good governance and management in Nigeria, the US, China, and Europe. Catherine has been recognised for her various achievements in the energy sector and in different organisations. In recognition of her sterling leadership/managerial achievements, she has been recognised and won many accolades.

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

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(http://www.brittania-u.com/about/board-and-executive-team/catherine-uju-ifejika)

There’s nothing weak about being honourable.

‘There’s nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There’s nothing weak about being honourable. You’re not a sucker to have integrity, and to treat others with respect…’ Former U.S President, Barack Obama

Respect Others!
Your show of kindness and compassion doesn’t reduce your worth in anyway. Rather you have more value added to your worth when you add value to others by showing compassion and respect.