Women Untapped Economic Power – A Defining Factor for Everyone.

Posted June 25, 2018 from Nigeria
African ChangeMakers Women -- #WealthofWomen

Economic Power of women is undeniable the latest goldmine every family, communities and countries are discovering after thousands of years of neglect, undervalued of women’s potentials and the great contributions they can make to develop a nation. Gone are the days when women are relegated to marriage, child-bearing and the house chores only. Investing in women economic power isn’t just about basic human rights, it’s about fully unlocking the potentials of one-third of the world's population.

"Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all." —Hillary Clinton -------

Due to Arab spring, civil unrest and wars in various middle east countries, most of these countries have lost a lot of their men – youth and adult to death in on-going war that has no end, leaving women behind to care for their families only. The loss of men to death is so pervasive in every civic unrest countries and women have nowhere or no one to turn to for support, as each family is dealing with loss of men and adult male in their families to death. As a result, we are beginning to see a change of countries leadership mindset towards women economic engagement to make up for their country's death loss and women as an added value to economic development.

We see a wave of change across the globe as leaders, communities, companies and countries are beginning to see the value of women in various sectors and women prove themselves time after time that they are able, capable and the solutions every country seek for their problems and as peacemaker.  Women are now seen as bringing values to the family, community and the economic power for any nation or country to fully develop or advance in all areas.

  • Iran allowed women to watch world cup Russia 2018 in their stadium along with men in 37 years, that’s economic power for Iran and Iran women.
  • Saudi Arabi issued driver’s license and now allow women to start driving to boost Saudi’s economy and women’s economic power as they join workforce.
  • #MeToo movement has exposed the atrocity against women in most working sector, giving women voice and courage to tell their sexual assault stories to the world that every woman can identify with. It has also encouraged more women to challenge the status quo by taking on leadership role in politic, private and public organizations.                                                                                                                                           

Bringing the economic power to Africa continent, above video is a compilation of African women’s statement or voices of what they are passionate about, already doing or want to do to bring economic power to their families, communities and Africa development as a continent. African women are calling out to the world that they have the economic power from their dreams, aspirations, vision, and potentials to develop Africa continent. Are we going to listen and support them or ignore them? African women’s economic power is a mutual benefit for African women, communities, countries, continent and beyond.

“I call upon women to raise each other up, to make each other’s welfare a priority, and to never shame a woman for the choices she makes.” – Frieda Pinto, actress and women’s rights activist

African ChangeMakers Women-- #WealthofWomen  --- https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnVQoBX

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Topsie Olatilewa E.----  African ChangeMakers ---- https://africanchangemakers.org

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Jill Langhus
Jun 26, 2018
Jun 26, 2018

Hi Topsie,

Thanks for sharing your story on economic empowerment as well as the amazing video of all the African Changemaking women.

If you would like to have your story considered for the current "Wealth of Women" story award, please make sure to use this link: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/85951.

Have a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 18, 2018
Dec 18, 2018

Hi Topsie,
I have just come across this post and it has been a powerful experience to see the video of all these strong ChangeMaker women from across Africa, doing such tremendous work. Your call for us to listen to and support the voices and work of these women is important.
In sisterhood,

Tarke Edith
Jan 30, 2019
Jan 30, 2019

Hi Topsi
Thanks for sharing this with us yes sister gone are the days when women will only stay in the house and cook, bore children and do all the house chores , we have gotten up to support our husbands.

Tola Makinde
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019

Dear Topsie,

Keep everything fire burning.

Bettina Amendi
Mar 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2019

Topsie,you updated me very well.You are doing a good job.Kindly keep it up.

leila Kigha
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing Topsie.
Very inspiring

May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019