Bank of Africa Pan-African Bank (UBA-CI) Managing Director Sarata Koné on Thursday urged women to develop skills to claim their place in society with a focus on training.
Ms. Koné, speaking at the offices of the Ivorian News Agency (AIP, public service) at the 9th forum of this writing on the theme "female leadership and performance, levers of women's empowerment" as a prelude to the International Women's Day whose official festivities are scheduled for Friday, Bouaké (379 km north of Abidjan) in the presence of the First Lady, Dominique Ouattara.
"The woman needs to have the skills to claim a place," said the Executive Director of the pan-African bank, noting that these skills require education and training. For her, one must "be in this place because, I deserve it".
Ms. Koné, however, indicates that we must not make limits, if we did not have the chance to be educated. "It's not inevitable. It is necessary to make an introspection with the strengths and the weaknesses, advised the bank specialist who has to his credit twenty years of experience in several structures.
"That all women believe in themselves, be persevering and disciplined," encouraged the graduate in economics from a university in Montreal, Canada.
The job of the bank, in the opinion of the guest of the AIP requires "many disciplines", because "respect for procedures and rules is very important". As for family obligations, she notes that "it's a daily battle".
Sarata Koné also praised the Ivorian government's efforts to promote gender. "The government has shown signs, there is progress that has been made. There are models to follow, "she said.
This activity of the AIP saw the participation of a delegation of the Minister of Communication of Niger on a working visit to Ivory Coast.
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