Group of ArcelorMittal Liberia female staff Wednesday, March 29, 2023, participated in a community engagement outreach to observe International Women’s Day.
The outreach held at the Chapel of Praise Church on Johnson Street in Buchanan City brought together about three dozen women who discussed the importance of women becoming good supporters.
They engaged in presentations on different topics and made mention of the need for women to lead by example, protect their children against rape and all forms of domestic violence, and see themselves as key actors in society.
One of the speakers – Patience Tody, Strategic Resourcing Supervisor, in the Supply Chain Department admonished women not to just make decisions for “now” but for the future.
Tody encouraged women to be supportive of community development initiatives and support one another in a way that promotes cohesiveness.
“Don’t do things for reward in return. You can’t say because I am doing this, so I need a return, a favor, or a reward.
Do things so that the community can see and let your conscience set you right, let it be your judge all the time” she said.
She urged the women to promote themselves by getting out of their comfort zones and engaging in self-help activities that can help them realize their full potential.
Abie Yatta Kamara, an ArcelorMittal Young Professionals Program Intern assigned as Management Assistant in Corporate Services Department in her remarks said women must build strong relationships with each other and develop trust and confidence among themselves.
She said women must be reliable and trustworthy in all they do so that society can begin to see and feel their actual worth.
Said Kamara: “one of the very important attributes of an ally is prioritizing, putting things that matter the most first”.
Women, she noted that women must have courage and put the well-being of their children first and help them develop into productive citizens.
Other women who spoke at the AML International Women’s Day Outreach in Buchanan were Nathaline Gonquoi, Senior Recruitment Officer (International), Phase 2 Expansion Project, and employee –Ophena Nimley, a train Assistant from the Rail Department
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, international women’s day is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, encourage education and awareness raising for women’s equality as well as call for positive change advancing women
Women groups all around the world use the month of March to lobby for accelerated gender parity and engage in fundraising for female-focused charities
The ArcelorMittal women’s outreach in Buchanan was key to point out that everyone everywhere can play a part in helping forge gender equality from a wide range of campaigns, events, rallies, lobbying, and performances
For International Women’s Day 2023, the global campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity.
The theme encourages campaigns tied to meaningful, important conversations on why equal opportunities aren’t enough and why equality isn’t always fair.