WISCAR (Women In Successful Careers) is a non-profit organization focused on empowering and developing professional women to contribute to development and growth in Nigeria and indeed Africa. The WIN with WISCAR Mentoring programme is a structured mentoring program that provides strategic career advice, inspiration, guidance and support to young career women to help unleash their potential, navigate career pathways, foster ambitions and nurture dreams.
The organization has earned a reputation for building a formidable network of focused women who will facilitate a new chapter of experience in the workplace and in organizations. Since its inception in 2008, inspired by ALIWA) Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa). WISCAR has equipped several professional women with relevant skills and competencies to effectively manage their careers, assume leadership positions and contribute to nation building.
To institute a high-level career and mentoring network for entry/mid-career level professional women to aid progression and help them achieve their career aspirations; and influence the institution of gender-friendly policies in institutions.
Developing women to build a better nation.
To initiate and promote the emergence of a highly motivated, and talented female workforce that are not only valuable role models, but also agents of positive cultural and policy change within their respective organizations and spheres of influence.
WISCAR is aware of the myriad of gender related issues that require urgent attention in our society. Nevertheless, we have chosen the following as our key focus areas;
- Building and upskilling leadership capabilities; through structured role modelling and mentoring programmes for women who have chosen to pursue a career in private and public sector.
- Advocating; for gender equity with a particular emphasis on inclusivity and parity in the workplace.
We believe that with the empowerment of increasing numbers of professional women, they in turn will empower others and unlock the potential of women; enrich the talent workforce, contribute to growth and development and help build a better nation.
OUR CORE VALUES
We believe that clear, consistent, open, and honest communication is necessary to build trust and understanding in all of our relationships. Confidentiality is important in all personal matters, but all other information, decisions, reasons, and intents should flow freely to everyone involved in the organization.
Excellence happens by attending carefully to the small tasks, delivering on our commitments, presenting ourselves to others professionally and personally, maintaining our facility and modeling program fidelity.
We consider partnership as one of our key organizing principles; we are therefore, committed to developing, maintaining, and nurturing partnerships, including alliance and linkages- with institutions and individuals who identify with our vision and mission.