A business and political consultant Aleida Castillo is advocating for a better support system for the youth to succeed in their endeavours as we begin a New Year.
In an interview with Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday (6 January ) on the theme: “start right; girl you’ve got this,” Castillo said confident children have better supportive parents.
“The world is changing and more is required to sustain the life we all want to live. It is important that we support the youth in their endeavours to be successful. Supportive parents have more confident children. So, for women, when we have that support system [from both genders] it is much easier to be yourself,” she stated.
“I think that Africans are extremely smart and this applies to both sexes, so it’s not about a lack of education or talent, it all boils back down to opportunity. There has been enough talk and it’s time that women were engaged more and given an equal opportunity; that is all that empowerment seeks,” Castillo, also a radio host, said.
As she advocates for more opportunities to be given to women, she also urged both sexes to work together to achieve a common goal.
She said that “just as men alone in power won’t work, neither will women alone in power work either. There must be a balance. I don’t understand those who believe there can be women empowerment without engaging with men; it won’t work.”
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