The International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the achievements of women. The theme for this year, #BalanceForBetter, is a clarion call for individuals and organisations to stand for women’s equality. As diverse people make their contributions to the advancement of gender balance globally, Bella Disu who will be chairing the Women in Business Initiative of the 2019 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 25, 2019 was widely celebrated.
Business Day listed Mrs. Disu, the Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom, as one of the 50 most inspiring women in Nigeria. In the Women’s Hub magazine edition dedicated to the 2019 International Women’s Day activities, the newspaper featured her amongst other women making an impact in business, activism, and the public sector.
The prestigious list also includes the Chairperson of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika; the Chairperson of Access Bank, Mosun Belo-Olusoga; the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Aisha Ahmad; and the MD/CEO of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman
“We believe their life and work will inspire you,” the Editor of Women’s Hub, Kemi Ajumobi, wrote.
Bella was also listed amongst the ‘100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria’ as compiled by Leading Ladies Africa, a women-focused non-profit promoting women’s rights in Africa, and equipping African women with the skills required to take on leadership roles across sectors.
The Leading Ladies Africa list is a roll call of women “who are deliberately impacting their world and local communities through the power and strength of their ideas and achievements”. Described by Francesca Uriri, the founder of Leading Ladies Africa, as “perhaps our most diverse list yet”, it also celebrates Adesua Dozie, the General Counsel of GE; Kadaria Ahmed, an award-winning journalist; Glory Osei, founder of FemFunds, and 96 others.