The Impact of Climate Change on Women in Business – World Business Women – Keynote Address 2021

Dr. AmaOver the last twenty months, the world has witnessed a tremendous shift in how we work and live but, most importantly, we are at the intersection of a pandemic and women’s lives and the adverse disruption to their role in the business world.

We have come to appreciate the importance of women ‘Taking a Seat’ at the proverbial table to ensure that issues related to their success and well-being in the workplace are at the forefront of policies on a global scale – in government as well as in private enterprise.

The willingness to recognise and celebrate the contributions of women as key stakeholders and leaders in society within all sectors means the issues which could impact the achievement of gender equality in and out of the workplace must inspire a change in how we work and what we view as essential for the sustainability of the ‘Other Fifty (50%) percent’.

Art: An Instrument for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Socio-economic Transformation

Ben Enwonwu Foundation 11th Distinguished Lecture (December 14, 2019)

Delivered by Ms Harriet Thompson, The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria


Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, it’s truly an honour to take part in this morning’s event.  When Oliver asked me to give the 11th Ben Enwonwu Foundation Lecture, I was delighted to be asked and immediately said yes.  When he told me the topic of the lecture, I was intrigued and, I’ll admit, a little apprehensive.  There is a huge body of work on the role art can play in peace,