“I don’t believe there’s a glass ceiling, I think that the limitations that particularly women place on themselves are our own mindsets. We haven’t been blessed any less than any human being… But when we decide that we are less capable then we become less capable.”
Lucy partook in various events to celebrate Women on International Women’s Day this year sharing her thoughts on gender parity, empowerment and opportunities for women.
International Women’s Day with the First Lady
Lucy joined a list of high profile speakers and personalities to mark the day with the first lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo who advocated for or more women to be involved in the decision-making process and policy formulation in national development.
The event brought together women from all walks of life, including politicians, policy makers, the academia and experts in arts and culture, among other professionals who added their voice to the call for gender parity and women empowerment.
Goddesses of Art Exhibition
Lucy joined celebrities and other personalities in Ghana to celebrate women at a glamorous night of music, stimulating dialogue, and compelling art. Featuring works exclusively from female painters, the Goddesses of Art event was in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day and was aimed at empowering women, and projecting their craft.
In her speech as the Guest Speaker, Lucy Quist said the only thing that hinders the development of women in general is their mindset adding, that if people could open their minds to the possibility of achieving whatever they conceive, that would be the libation to achieving greater things.
Watch Lucy’s interview at the event:
The National Women’s Summit
The event themed; ‘Bold for change’ brought together young professionals and entrepreneurs who shared their experiences while motivating, supporting and inspiring each other, to achieve their aspirations as women and to facilitate gender parity.
CEO of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist, CEO of Forever Clair, Grace Amey-Obeng and several other panelists who graced the occasion, took turns to motivate young entrepreneurs who attended the event. They urged them to thrust forward, looking past obstacles and to press on towards excellence.
Watch some of the discussions that took place: