LagosMums and Mother Honestly to Equip Women, Families and Professionals with Work-Life Balance Solutions at the Prosper Summit
Leading family-oriented platforms, LagosMums and Mother Honestly, are set to host the largest career and family-oriented event in Nigeria with over 2,000 attendees expected in-person and virtually.
Tagged the Prosper Summit, the conference is a result of the collaboration between Yetty Williams and Blessing Adesiyan to lead deliberate conversations on changing existing negative narratives around caregiving, motherhood, and parenting whilst proffering strategies for women, families and professionals seeking to navigate the extremes of work and life, career and family demands successfully.
A 2021 research carried out by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey confirms that women are burned out and chronically stressed in the workplace.—and more so than men. According to the report, the burnout ratio between women and men had almost doubled since the previous year.
Similarly, the International Financial Corporation (IFC) under its Nigeria2Equal multi-stakeholder gender gap reduction programme in partnership with the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) revealed that Nigeria’s economy could grow on average by up to 1.25 percent and GDP could grow by $229 billion by 2025 if the country reduced gender inequality in its labour market and economic participation.
Parenting coach and Founder of LagosMums, a resource for parents and caregivers, Yetty Williams who has independently convened 8 editions of the LagosMums Annual Parenting Conference stated: ‘The Prosper Summit is an opportunity to understand our new reality post-pandemic and for the modern Nigerian family, parents, and professionals to articulate their peculiar challenges in their work-life journeys while finding help and support to manage their lives and responsibilities successfully.
I am excited to be elevating this conversation alongside Blessing to discuss the realities that continue to affect our careers, finances, family, and well-being.
‘We are bringing together thought leaders, policymakers and leading private institutions to help business people, professionals and parents find balance, support and stability as they win at work and home. Participants at the prosper summit are assured of deep and practical conversations, networking with like-minded people and thought leaders, and having a rewarding experience overall’.
She added that the Summit would afford stakeholders an inclusive platform to deliberate on effective means of supporting women at work and home. The goal of the summit is to provide solutions for families to create practical work-life balance. She firmly believes that when women and families succeed at home, well-being, productivity and retention can only increase and invites all interested parties to join in creating a path towards a future where families prosper.
Blessing Adesiyan, co-convener of the Prosper Summit and Founder of Mother Honestly, a US-based Care and Financial platform for women, family and work said, ‘As breadwinners, primary caregivers or both, we are saddled with the emotional, physical and psychological demands of being support systems for our families.
‘In Nigeria, culture has placed women on the receiving end of this unfortunate narrative. They are expected to carry on a ‘saviour’s approach’ to juggling roles and tasks until they break down. In rare cases, men are also caught in this rung.
‘These scenarios beg the questions “who cares for the caregiver? Who supports these women and men who dedicate time, money and other resources to ensure the comfort of their nuclear and extended households?”
The one-day event slated to hold on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos is expected to host a diverse audience including policymakers and organisations, for a series of plenaries, breakout sessions, meditations, deep dives, games and other self-development activities.
The Prosper Summit also drives objectives pursuant to the UnitedNations’ Sustainable Development Goal (8) which ‘recognises the importance of sustained economic growth and high levels of economic productivity for the creation of well-paid quality jobs…and the promotion of labour rights and safe and secure working environments’, particularly for women. The Summit will ultimately create a new avenue for deeper engagements, especially among full-time moms, and women in business and enterprise from the standpoint of work-life balance.
The Prosper Summit is also proud to announce that leading multinationals, media partners, local and global brands are partners of this landmark event. The impressive lineup of speakers will also keep participants adequately engaged. To register for the Summit, please visit https://www.
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