Bisi Alimi, who runs the Bisi Alimi foundations and has some experience as an employer, has advised Nigerian women based on an observation he made as an employer.
The gay rights activist said it’s sad to see that men are the ones who apply for most positions, even when they aren’t competent enough for it. But women rarely ever apply and when they do, it is only when they are sure they are the best.
He went on to advise women to put themselves out there and not let patriarchy mess up their belief in themselves.
Dear Nigerian women, I am writing to you as an employer, pls be bold, be assertive. Apply for jobs, apply for training opportunities, put yourself out there. It is really sad to see that 99% of applications are from men and when women apply, they are mostly the best.
These men apply for jobs not because they are good, sometimes they dont even know what they are applying for. They mostly apply for these jobs cos they are men and they can.
When women apply for job, most of the times, they do because they know for sure they can do the job and this is why it is sad.
This is what patriarchy does to your mentality, it screws it up. It curbs your progress, it stops you from moving forward,
Nigerian women, your place is in the office making money and not in the kitchen making dinner.