Women Make Great Leaders and Should Be Encouraged

15-03-2019

Women Make Great Leaders and Should Be Encouraged

Accra, 11 March, 2019 – The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara has said that women make great leaders and should be encouraged to aspire to the top.

“Leadership requires lots of hard work, continuous learning, passion and sacrifices to sail through the challenges. Women, especially young people, should be willing to move from their comfort zones in rising to the top. It is the wish of many companies to have women in management positions because they make great leaders”, he said.

Mr. Ben Hassan further advised women to own their growth through self-development, seeking for, and acting on performance feedback, to develop a business mind-set in order to unleash their full potential.

This was made during a staff event to mark the annual International Women’s Day in Accra.

All over the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.

The theme for the year is #BalanceforBetter, with a call-to-action to drive gender balance across the world.

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women's networks, charities and non-profit bodies, the media and more.

In Vivo Energy Ghana, the female workforce, including selected staff from Shell service stations, were taken through series of leadership presentations and role-plays to instil a sense of leadership and inspire them to greater heights.

The Human Resources Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Mercy Amoah called on the participants to constantly learn, explore creative and innovative solutions to business challenges and display a strong sense of business curiosity as one of the key leadership requirements in Vivo Energy Ghana.

“Rising to the top demands focus and discipline of self to execute all assigned tasks flawlessly,” she said.

A lubricants bay service support team member from Airport City Shell, Miss Abigail Koki, who joined the session expressed appreciation to Vivo Energy Ghana for extending an invitation to retail forecourt staff for the celebration.

Expressing her excitement in a male dominated role, she said “working in the lubes bay is one of the most challenging tasks for everyone, especially women. Initially I was scared and uncomfortable because it is a male dominated field but my manager inspired me to take the challenge and I have never regretted accepting the role”.

 

About Vivo Energy:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 230 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 149 people.  The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

For more information about Vivo Energy please visit www.vivoenergy.com

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