Young Ladies Advised to be Assertive

Mrs. Sophia Agyeibea Abnory, an Assistant Registrar of the University, has advised young ladies to be assertive in order to enhance their personal competence, confidence and self-esteem. She noted that without assertiveness and set of values, they would lose focus and be swayed by peer influence, adding that they should aspire to attain greater heights, and make themselves and their families who have over the years sacrificed for them proud. Mrs. Abnory made these observations at a ceremony to launch the Atlantic Hall Ladies' Association (ATLAS) 20th anniversary celebration. It was on the theme " An Assertive Woman: A Perfect Role Model”. She said lack of assertiveness could lead to depression from anger, resentment, frustration and poor relationships. Mrs. Abnory, who is the patroness of ATLAS, called on young ladies to have good role models in life. Good role models, she pointed out, would show "young ladies how to perform a skill, how to achieve a goal, how a goal is attainable and how to make a goal desirable". She said young ladies should work towards developing their attitude and re-orient their life, stand up their right to be treated fairly, express their feelings and earn respect without ignoring the opinions of others, so that they could become perfect role models. The President of ATLAS, Miss. Betty Imam, advised young ladies to have self-control and take their studies seriously. As part of activities to mark the event, ATLAS, led by its Patroness, Mrs. Abnory, cut a cake to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association.