From time immemorial, women have broken biases. Today you can still be that woman that defies stereotypes and shatters biases.

You can still be the Aba women of the 1920s who were not afraid to take the bulls by the horns and challenge unlawful action. You can still break the bias they broke that said women should be subservient and not challenge impropriety.

You can still be that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that shatters the bias that says women cannot be vocal and speak out or write in ways that challenge stereotypes.

You can still be that Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela shattering stereotypes and biases and rising to the greatest heights in your chosen profession and industry.

You can still be that Queen Amina breaking biases and spreading your wings to conquer as many symbolic territories as there are for you to conquer.

You can still be that Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti galvanizing other women like yourself to break biases and take whatever bulls needed to be taken by the horn, by the horn.

Our nation needs you to be that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. To be that Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela. To be that Queen Amina. To be that Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti. To be the Aba women. To be that limitless woman you are meant to be.

You make our society and the world at large a better place when you are your best unlimited self, harnessing all her potential. Nigeria and the world at large will continue to thrive if all of us as women can continue breaking the biases our predecessors and current examples like the ones cited did.

Our nation will run and compete with the likes of nations like New Zealand being led by a female Prime Minister in the person of Jacinda Arden. We will be able to boast like nations such as the United States of America with the first female Vice President in the person of Kamala Harris. We will thrive like Germany did under the able leadership of Angela Markela. We can proudly stand tall with our contemporaries like young Namibia with the youngest female Parliamentarian in the person of Patience Masua (aged 23 at the time of her appointment) and Bogolo Kenewendo of Botswana.

Whatever you want to be as a Nigerian woman, as a woman anywhere in the world, you can be that woman. You can choose to be whoever you want to be. There are no limitations and should be no limitations to your attaining as far as you want to attain and achieve as a woman. And if any such limitation and/or bias rears its ugly head against you, kick it, shatter it, break it! Break the Bias! Be the phenomenal remarkable woman that you are meant to be.

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at Glory Ifezue Foundation.

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