Okeyi Ojotule Comfort (Solace)Okeyi Ojotule Comfort (Solace)

Founder at She Rise Africa, Writer, Storyteller, Podcaster

Okeyi Ojotule Comfort (Solace) is a writer, storyteller, podcaster, and SDG 5 Advocate. She writes copy, short stories, and social media influencing content.

Okeyi is the hosts of the Vents and Talks Podcast on Google and Apple Podcast and owns a personal blog solaceojotule.com.ng - both platforms which she uses to address key issues of gender stereotypes in the society.

Solace is also the founder of She Rise Africa; a non-profit organization that is aimed at enhancing gender equality in Africa by actively engaging men and women for sensitization that leads to action.

Takes part in

May, 21 7:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Hiring Policies to Improve Gender Balance and Overcome Sex-based Biases

Getting a gender-balanced team and overcoming bias need to ultimately be the goals of the majority of all corporate DEI strategies. In reality, this isn’t always the case, as gender diversity is still a real issue in many professional fields.

Unfortunately, in most countries, women, transgender and non-binary persons remain underrepresented. Sex-based bias is a problem that the modern workforce still faces. With so much attention paid to gender equality in recent years, some progress has been seen, but not enough. According to a study of the US by Payscale.com, the “uncontrolled gender pay gap, which takes the ratio of the median earnings of women to men without controlling for various compensable factors, has only decreased by $0.07 since 2015. In 2020, women make only $0.81 for every dollar a man makes.”

So how can companies promote gender equality in hiring and overcome sex-based discrimination?

Our speakers will discuss the following topics:

  • How to attract more women to apply for a position at your company
  • Techniques to overcome sex-based and gender bias
  • How to promote gender equality in the workplace
Michelle Penelope King Best Selling Author
Okeyi Ojotule Comfort (Solace) Founder at She Rise Africa, Writer, Storyteller, Podcaster