It was an honour to receive the Eko Aspire Women award from the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in celebration of International Women’s Day. I was selected as one of the 150 women recognized by the Lagos State Government at the forefront of challenging the status quo against many odds. This year’s IWD recognition by Lagos State is proof that the Governor of Lagos State acknowledges the struggle and discrimination women still face in the country today and restates his commitment to ensuring that gender equity is a reality for the woman and girl child in Lagos state.