L-R: LG Electronics Management Staff, MD – Dongyoun Kim, Head of Corporate Marketing: Mr. Hari Elluru, Air Solution Product Manager: Joonkyu Song, Home Appliances Product Manager: Brian Kang at the maiden edition of the LG Women Summit 2023.
In celebration of Women’s Month, a combination of Women’s & Mother day, global electronics giant LG hosted its first Women’s Summit in Lagos on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, bringing together industry executives, healthcare professionals, ESG experts, customers, and other key stakeholders for a national discourse.
During the event, Mr. Dong Youn Kim, Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa, urged women to focus on their health and general well-being by eating healthy foods and adopting tech-driven consumer electronics devices that would make their lives easier.
While delivering his address, he stated that the company’s decision to organise the Women Summit was to establish a platform for women to interact, learn, and be inspired by the experiences of seasoned professionals from all backgrounds.
He then announced the launch of the LG Insider Community, an online female organisation that would bring together like-minded women who prioritise health and fitness. “From the community, they would receive fantastic lifestyle content, access to exclusive discounts and promotions, exclusive events, and much more,” he said.
“Happiness is the highest form of health”, he retorted. “Happiness will come only when we are healthy and fit. But today we live in a world where we value things more than people, work more than family, food more than health and status more than life. We rush after money and social status, and we forget about our health. What’s the value of life if we don’t live healthy and stay fit. This absurd attitude has ruined many lives and it will continue to do so unless we open our eyes and see the reality”, the LG Boss said.
Commenting on LG’s commitment to health and wellness products, Mr. Brian Kang – General Manager, Home Appliances Division, LG Electronics, said “technology and innovation have the potential to play a transformative role in the health & wellbeing of everyone seated. At LG, the health of everyone is paramount, hence the incorporation of innovative features such as hygiene technology in LG Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Styler and Air Conditioners.
“At the core of LG Washing Machine and Styler is the TrueSteam™ technology which eliminates over 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria found in clothing to keep one’s wardrobe hygienically clean, while the UVnano™, a breakthrough that represents the future of personal care, an innovative sanitization technology works to eliminate 99.99% of harmful germs in just a few minutes using ultraviolet light in LG InstaView Refrigerator and Artcool Air Conditioner”, he stated.
He added that the outcome of the LG Women Summit will be part of its public awareness campaign and form part of further conversations the online female forum, LG Insider Community.
The summit, themed “All-Round Health & Wellness,” had Dr. Mories Atoki, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Business Coalition for Health (ABC Health) as the keynote speaker. She spoke on the topic ‘Intersection of Personal Health and Professional Life’. There were also two panel discussions during the event. The first panellists steered conversation on ‘Promoting Holistic Health and Wellness: Integrating Nutrition, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Family Health Strategies, and System Regulation,’ and the second panellists talked about ‘Empowerment through Career Development and Entrepreneurship.’