The Managing Director of Tex Styles Ghana Limited, producers of GTP and Woodin and marketers of Vlisco, Fatoumata Doro has called for actionable diversity policies that will make room for female professionals to excel.
Speaking about leadership development amongst the youth at the Aurora Women Conference, and “By the Fire Side” programmes organized by, Strands of Pearls International, and Emerging Public Leaders (EPL), Ms Doro said her mission is to positively impact society.
She had joined a panel of accomplished female leaders to discuss the topic “Leading and Managing Change: What Does It Take?”. Her submission touched on the need for continued support and positioning of female professionals as potential leaders.
Ms. Doro highlighted the bias against women in leadership and noted that women are often misjudged on their abilities to lead even before they are given the chance to start.
“We need to normalize women in leadership,” she stated.
Speaking on the topic “My Story” in her second engagement with the Cohorts of Emerging Public Leaders, Ms. Doro underscored the importance of intentions in achieving results and excellence.
She mentioned hard work, going the extra mile and embracing continuous learning as a way of setting standards and achieving corporate transformation, especially in a time of economic uncertainty. Ms. Doro also commended EPL for investing in the leadership of public service through the youth. “The work of Emerging Public Leaders is rare and worthy of support. While, we work towards building a stronger economy, we need youth with vision and leadership skills in public service”
She called for resilience, consistency and perseverance amongst future leaders who are desirous of reaching their goals.