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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we take a moment to share the
inspirational stories of women in Central and West Africa, joining our
voices with many around the world to call for sustained action towards
women empowerment and inclusion. We are excited about the contribution
women are making in Central and West Africa.
Meet Joelle Abega-Oyouomi, Head of Nestlé’s Research & Development
Centre in Africa! We invite you to watch this video where she shares her
experience as a first woman and African Scientist managing the largest
Research and Development Centre in Africa.
Joelle also reaches out to encourage women regardless of their professional
backgrounds to dare to make a difference knowing that their ultimate
interest and good should be at the centre of every decision they make in
the course of their career.
We are proud of Joelle’s work, managing a team that is helping to adapt
local taste and ingredients to drive innovation and growth in our business.
This year’s global theme #PressforProgress, reminds us that the call for
diversity and inclusion for women requires collective action from all of
us: individuals, families, communities, society and governments. The debate
about progress for gender balance and equity in the workplace and in
society starts with developing mindsets that offers all, regardless of
their gender, the ability to develop and express their full potential to
contribute to growing economies in Central and West Africa.
To learn more about the women making a difference in Central and West
Africa, please join and follow the conversation on our social media pages
with hashtag #womenmakecwarstronger.