Tokunboh George-Taylor has a track record of doing great in the workplace.
Her rise on the corporate ladder proves that if she can, any other woman can too.
Tokunboh George-Taylor worked with Oando Plc for 14 years during which she headed the Corporate Services, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility divisions. During this period, one of her admirable achievements was the rebranding of Agip and Unipetrol to Oando.
She then moved on to become the Managing Director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Nigeria, a global public relations company headquartered in New York.
What can we learn from the meteoric rise of this power woman?
In a recent interview, we were to glean some lessons as she takes us through the process of her rise
Take Your Destiny into Your Hands
“You must take your destiny in your own hands. I believe that only the paranoid survive, so you have to be paranoid about everything to ensure all goes well.”
Do More Work than Your Male Counterparts
“As a woman you have to do more or work harder your male counterpart, so you can get noticed.”
“You also have to make your voice heard”
Settle the Home front
“If you want to succeed in a workplace as a woman, you must ensure that the home front is okay or else you won’t be comfortable at work. As a female executive, you have to ensure that you take care of your household. This is what any career woman needs to flourish in her career.”
Let Your Hair Down
“I have a fantastic support system at home. They include my husband, parents and helpers.When you have these forms of support, you have to learn to let your hair down. So, I make out time to go out with friends, family and attend events and not work round the clock.