give them a job. Asakpa Aghogho Susan is a graduate of Accountancy from
the University of Nsukka. She went job hunting after graduation and
after months of combing the streets with no job to show for it, she
decided to be self-employed. Today she is a cab driver in Abuja. Her
friend who shared the inspiring story on facebook wrote;
Susan is a cab driver in Abuja. Yes, you heard me. She’s a woman cabbie who’s breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes.
accountant who refused to stay home after graduation, she went job
hunting. When that didn’t work, she created one for herself. She
discussed her plans with her father and with his help, got her car and
“At the end of the month, I make more than my colleagues in those accounting firms that pay peanuts.”
are times when people turn down her services because she’s a woman.
They believe a woman cabbie is a joke. Some believe she can’t drive as
well as a man.
Some men and women often tell Susan to go home or find a “ladylike” job like sewing clothes or selling jewelry.
Susan doesn’t let that faze her. Each day, she straps on her seatbelt,
shifts the gear stick into drive and accelerates into life.
I’m celebrating Susan today.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay Amazon.
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