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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

There’s the #MeToo movement, feminists push, call for equity/equality, fight against gender discrimination, domestic violence and various kinds of abuse amongst women. But in the midst of all these, how progressive is the 21st century woman?

The Round table

The Round Table

This was the topic of discussion at The We Lead Round Table discussion in collaboration with Accelerate.

OAP Bolanle Olukanni led the conversation amongst top shots in various spheres of the economy incuding Access Bank Head, Corporate Communications, Amaechi Okobi; CEO, Corona Schools Trust Council, Adeyoyin Adesina; Founder, Girls In Glasses, Banke Alawaye; CEO of Xclusive2Divinity (X2D), Deji Irawo; Convener of We Lead, Dayo Oladele-Ilori; and CEO and founder of LSF Public Relations firm, Bidemi Zakariyau.

Are men intimidated by successful women? Why is all the focus on girls alone? Should we focus on boys too? Do women empower one another? Should all women be board members? Is it ok to be a house wife? Do these movements affect the children? Are these calls for equity truly producing any results? Are women growing with it or just being destructive?

ADULT EDUCATION As we sat down recently at accelerate TV waiting for our panel discussion to mark the international women's Day recently, one of our discussants Mrs Adedoyin Adesina, the CEO of the Corona Schools' trust council said to me privately. "If in the course of my meeting with a parent,I find myself more passionate about the child than the parent.I think the conversation we need to have is if you qualify to parent in the first place". I humbly admit that many of us marry because that's what society expects not because we are emotionally, psychologically, financially and relationally mature for the numerous responsibilities. When unprepared and clueless males and females raise children,then we can expect dysfunctional children who would abuse other people either as children or broken adults. We need to honestly consider setting up schools for marital affairs and parenting and people like us must truthful enough to go back and take classes.

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All these topics and more were discussed and the result was mind blowing.

Check out what went down below:

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