The Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika has taken time to share critical decisions she had to make at 25 that has helped her become successful.
Ibukun Awosika who is also an author and motivational speaker revealed that at the age of 25 when she was starting her first business, she made a decision never to sleep with a man for an opportunity or pay bribe and even when people thought she was just an idealist young woman, she kept the principles.
We all have different things we believe in but our ability to have the courage to fight for the things that we believe in, in a way that no matter what is changing around us, we can stand and keep standing. is what is key.
In a world that we live in today, there’s so much confusion as to who we should be, as to what we should believe, as to what we can defend. We are all struggling with whether to follow the crowd, to be part of the crowd or to have the audacity to stand for what we believe.
As a young woman of 25 when i was starting my first business, i made up my mind that two things were going to be critical to me. I’m from Nigeria and there are many things that my country is struggling with in many ways but we’re a great country of a great people.
I made up my mind two things, i was never going to pay bribe in order to succeed in my business nor was i ever going to have