Count Her In- Accelerating Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment

In line with the 2024 theme for International Women’s Day,< Inspire Inclusion>. Dr Seyi Adebayo joined other distinguished guests on ipraywithjoy, a faith-based platform to discuss ways to boost gender equality through economic empowerment.

The event was hosted on the 8th of March by Joy Smart Francais, a transformational global leader  with experience in business development and entrepreneurship.

The event was graced by the H.E Mrs Remi Hamzat, represented by Ronke Dawodu, the Human Resource  and Development Director under the office of the wife of Deputy Governor of Lagos state. During the opening speech by Ronke Dawodu, she called for more action for women to hold leadership positions and more efforts should be made to increase women’s worth in the society.

Dr SeyI Adebayo  during her engagement at the event,emphasized the need  for women to include themselves  and be counted. She added that women should support each other professionally, socially and not despise the effort of the next woman.

When asked the secret of her business success in a male dominated medical field, Dr Seyi highlighted confidence and self esteem, words of affirmation and the fact that she sees herself as a force and has attached a lot of value to herself.

“I have been able to get solutions to my challenges quickly because I am more of a positive person than negative. Even when I am disappointed, my focus is on how to find solutions and the way forward to the existing challenges. Prayer has been a great tool that reveals the situation under my nose especially in business. I activate God’s promises through faith and the word of God . And through prayer, God reveals the problem, the truth and the wisdom to take necessary steps for my business.

Confidence Molade,Real Estate Consultant  encouraged women to prepare themselves for the role by looking like the value they want to offer.

To illustrate how faith has helped her accelerate her career, Dr Seyi revealed,

“There was an innate backup that pushed me to create and formulate a mixture  for a problem I never knew existed- The formulation of PID and Acid Influx was a step I took by faith through the leading of the holy spirit and now we have success stories and we have served more than 3,000 women and men  home and abroad battling with these health challenges. Giving has also contributed to my career success.

As a Certified Integrative, Functional Medicine Specialist and Beauty Therapist, Dr Seyi emphasized that the body is the beauty of a woman and therefore every women should

stay hydrated, get enough sunlight/vitamin D, sleep enough, eat healthy, hype, boost yourself and support one another and finally  encourage a change of mindset about women leadership.