On Sunday April 15, 2018 leadership coach and Imo 2019 governorship aspirant, Dr. Linus Okorie held two leadership workshops at Rockview Hotels, Owerri.
The training workshop focused on why the world needs women leaders and how you can become an extra ordinary leader.
Here are three things he said:
1. Women are the biggest influencers you can think of.
Eva Peron, wife of former Argentina President Juan Peron wielded such powers and was very instrumental in her husband's political career.
"The makeup of a woman is such that the woman is an influential person.
It is either she impacts you on the positive or negative."
"How many people have heard the song "Dont cry for me Argentina?”. The song is written because of a woman that is called Eva Peron. Eva Peron is perhaps the most widely known female figure in Argentine history. Evita as she is often known was instrumental in championing both the rights of workers and women's right and was given the tittle spiritual leader of the nation by congress in 1952 when she died.
She was the wife of President Juan Peron
A woman that supported her husband so much that her husband succeeded in his quest to become the president of Argentina.
She was so powerful that she helped effect the change which made the women to have the right to vote in her country. She was so powerful that while working on the street , people would stretch to touch her.
At some point, she went around the world meeting with different Heads of States to support her husbands vision to transform Argentina.
2. It is impossible for a man to respect a woman who lacks the capacity to become a support system to him.
For the society to be great, the family has to work again. And for the family to work, the women have a great role to play.
Whenever a man is in power and there is some element of wickedness associated to that man, look closely you would find out that somebody is not doing her work very well. The simplest person to be controlled is the man because men are babies. Every woman knows what/how to influence her husband and so can influence him more than anyone else either positively or negatively.
3. Every good system must support women to be able to thrive.
In countries that work, it is the women that make things happen. I remember while I was contesting for elections as SUG President, the women made a great difference. They came to me and said to me "we have been watching you Linus Okorie. Since you were able to serve us even before aspiring for this leadership position, we would support you". And they did exactly what they said by influencing the elections in my favour.
Any system that knows how to empower women would go far. We are not talking of empowerment of Keke or soap making.
What does it really mean to empower the woman?
First elevate the mind of the woman and impose certain intellectual and attitudinal content.
A woman is who she is because of what is inside her and not is what is external. What is outside is usually make up.
Most women spend quality time only on what to wear to appeal to other people forgetting that we are in a global village, the packaging should go beyond external.
What kind of skill does a woman need in order to elevate you that your relevance appears to all?
Seek for self re-invention
What does it mean?
It simply means to reinvent yourself.
On a daily basis you must appear new in your mind, just the same way you like to appear new in your make-up and dressing.
Reinvent yourself everyday so that when somebody comes to you, they would see something new. When you know more, your mind opens up, when you become a perpetual learner, you grow in confidence, knowledge and whenever you open your mouth people would respect you.
Dr Linus Okorie concluded with the statement below.
"I want to leave a legacy behind as a leader, I want to make a positive difference in our society that is why am running for election
My Vision for Imo : A world class state filled with endless possibilities.
My Mission: To model a world class Imo filled with endless possibilities through massive human capital development and youth employment, attraction of global and local resources and unleashing excellence in governance leading to a quality, productive robust and thriving economy for all Imo people"