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Breaking Barriers and Building Brighter Futures with the Women of Lumos



On March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day, a day dedicated to commending and honouring the achievements and contributions of women worldwide. At Lumos, we’re proud to spotlight the remarkable journeys and insights of some of the extraordinary women who are crucial and integral parts of our team. Through their experiences and will power, they exemplify the spirit of perseverance, dedication, and empowerment that lies at the heart of International Women's Day.


Gracie Egbeja - Field Service Manager, Nigeria


Gracie Egbeja, our Field Service Manager, reflects on her transformative journey at Lumos Nigeria. Starting with zero work experience, Gracie's trajectory within the organisation is a testament to the opportunities that Lumos offers. She shares, "Lumos has greatly impacted my journey towards my big-picture career vision. I joined the organisation with zero work experience, through my journey moving up to my current position, opportunities I seized and those that were given to me couldn't have been achieved without Lumos.” 


“Lumos will forever be part of my success story.” - Gracie Egbeja


Gracie's message to women aspiring to build their careers is one of resilience and limitless ambition. "Do the best you can in every task," she advises. "No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. Don’t limit yourself; you can go as far as your mind lets you."


Ayerebi Epse Loukouri Adjo Carolle Aphrodite - Customer Care Agent, Côte d’Ivoire


Carolle, a dedicated Customer Care Agent at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, shares the profound impact that working with Lumos has had on her life on both personal and professional levels. "With Lumos, the impact is felt on several levels," she shares. "Personally, I feel fulfilled, and it allows me to assert myself since I've been taken on." Professionally, Carolle has advanced to a stage of coaching new trainees, a testament to her dedication and expertise. "With my work experience, I have now reached the stage of coaching for new trainees," she explains. Additionally, Carolle emphasises the importance of teamwork and professionalism in her relationships with colleagues, noting the significance of cohesion, assiduity, and punctuality.


 "I feel fulfilled, and it allows me to assert myself since I've been taken on." - Carolle Ayerebi


Carolle's message to women aspiring to build their careers is one of empowerment and self-assurance. "We are beautiful and intelligent," she declares. "Let's be women of distinction, determined and renowned in our companies, especially when it comes to our careers."


Béatrice Breguhe - Office Manager and Assistant to the CEO, Côte d’Ivoire


Béatrice Breguhe, Office Manager and Assistant to the CEO at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, shares the profound impact that her role has had on both her professional and personal life. "Lumos has enabled me to improve the social aspect of my life," she reflects. "Bringing joy to a family by lighting up their home is a feeling of well-being, a joy to be shared." Through her work at Lumos, Béatrice has discovered newfound confidence and resilience. "With Lumos, I've been able to reveal myself and gain confidence in my work," she explains. "These skills have improved communication in my home, my children's education, and my relationships with the people around me."


“With Lumos, I've been able to reveal myself and gain confidence in my work.” - Béatrice Breguhe


Béatrice's message to women embarking on their career journeys is one of courage and perseverance. "Life is an opportunity; you have to know how to seize it and love it in every way," she advises. "A woman must not doubt herself; she must dream big and move forward even if she experiences setbacks."


Okafor Chidinma Olivia - Customer Service Manager, Nigeria


For Okafor Chidinma Olivia, Lumos Nigeria has been more than just a workplace; it's been a platform for personal and professional growth. Joining Lumos as a customer service agent, her journey has been one of passion and determination. "Working with Lumos has impacted my life in many ways," she says. "Lumos has impacted me by helping me improve my teamwork skills, leadership skills, and has granted me opportunities for promotions. I will want to encourage us all to keep pushing ourselves to reach new heights and give everything we have and the sky will be a stepping stone."


“Lumos has impacted me by helping me improve my teamwork skills, leadership skills, and has granted me opportunities for promotions.” - Okafor Chidinma Olivia


Her advice to women navigating their career paths echoes the sentiment of empowerment and self-belief. "As a woman, you should not limit yourself," she encourages. "You have the ability to excel in anything you want to do and achieve in this life."


Kouame Grâce Sephora - Human Resources Assistant, Côte d’Ivoire


Sephora, a diligent Human Resources Assistant at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, reflects on the enriching experience that Lumos has provided so far. "My time at Lumos has enabled me to contribute to meaningful initiatives that make a positive difference to my daily life," she shares. Through her work, Sephora has not only advanced her career but also embraced values and aspirations that resonate deeply with her.


"My time at Lumos has enabled me to contribute to meaningful initiatives that make a positive difference to my daily life.” - Sephora Kouame


To women seeking to advance in their careers, Sephora offers words of encouragement and empowerment. "Never underestimate your potential," she advises. "Be bold, learn from every experience, believe in your abilities, persevere, and support each other." Sephora's message encapsulates the essence of resilience and determination, inspiring women to forge ahead with confidence on their career paths.


Mariata Flagnohoro Coulibaly - Accountant, Côte d’Ivoire


Our dedicated Accountant at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, Mariata, reflects on the profound impact that working at Lumos has had on her life. She shares, "Lumos offers an exceptional environment that is very supportive of employees, as well as a culture that allows you to learn, work, and progress." Mariata's journey at Lumos has been transformative, instilling in her a newfound sense of purpose and ambition. "Before joining Lumos, I had no concept of working under pressure," she admits. "But here, we are always challenged to change, evolve, work hard, do better than the competition, and are rewarded for our efforts and achievements."


 "Lumos offers an exceptional environment that is very supportive of employees.” - Mariata


Mariata's message to women aspiring to build their careers is one of empowerment and determination. "We need to start building our future now!" she declares. "The possibilities are endless, and if you love to learn and work, you can achieve anything you set your mind to in today's world."


Coach Sarah Ugbonma Wachuku - Head Human Resources and Facilities, Nigeria


Coach Sarah Ugbonma Wachuku, Head of Human Resources and Facilities, reflects on her enriching experience at Lumos Nigeria. "Lumos' impact on my life in the past two years has been incredible. I have become more innovative and collaborative as a result of working with other talented and motivated people at Lumos" she shares. Despite challenges, Sarah finds solace in the supportive environment fostered by the Lumos team. "I am proud to work at Lumos and look forward to my future here," she declares.


“I have become more innovative and collaborative as a result of working with other talented and motivated people at Lumos." - Coach Sarah Ugbonma Wachuku


Offering invaluable advice to women navigating their careers, Sarah emphasises the importance of challenging limiting beliefs, finding mentors, and negotiating assertively. “Many women hold themselves back through a lack of self-belief and low confidence. My advice is to identify any beliefs you have about yourself that contribute to these behaviours, let them go and replace them with empowering beliefs.” From building negotiating skills to forging relationships with decision makers at all levels and from setting a clear career vision, to taking on new challenges, Sarah’s tips resonate with the ethos of empowerment and self-advocacy.


Régina-Marcelle Koffi - Field Service Manager, Côte d’Ivoire 


Field Service Manager, Régina-Marcelle Koffi, at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, reflects on the invaluable skills and experiences she has gained through her work. “Working at Lumos has enabled me to acquire know-how and interpersonal skills that are very beneficial to me when making decisions at home and at work," she shares. Through her role, Régina-Marcelle has gained clarity and vision for her future endeavours.


“Working at Lumos has enabled me to acquire know-how and interpersonal skills that are very beneficial to me when making decisions at home and at work." - Régina-Marcelle


To women seeking to build their careers, Régina-Marcelle emphasises the unique strengths and contributions of women in the entrepreneurial world. "In a constantly changing world, women's multitasking makes us an undeniable asset," she declares. "We perform well in terms of growth, return on assets, and profitability." Her message resonates with the power and potential of women in shaping the future of business and leadership.


As we mark International Women's Day, Lumos is reaffirming its commitment to fostering an inclusive and empowering environment where women can thrive and achieve their fullest potential. We stand proud of the women we work with and  are grateful for their invaluable contributions to our collective success. Together, we continue to illuminate pathways for a brighter, more equitable future.

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