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ICC Nigeria to celebrate international women’s day


The International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN) in collaboration with NECA’S Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) will hold her first International Women’s Day progamme with the global theme “Be Bold for Change.”

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00am at NECA House, Plot A2 Hakeem Balogun Way, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos. This global day is set aside worldwide to celebrate the International Women’s Day.

It is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as mark a call to action for accelerating gender parity, a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.


The idea of this theme, the organisers said, is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

The theme will also focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.

Given the strategic importance of the theme for this year, the Keynote Speaker Mrs. Dorothy Ufot, SAN and Plenary Session Speakers; Dr. (Mrs.) Omolara Akanji, Mrs. Amina Zanna Ibrahim and Mrs. Doyin Ogunbiyi were carefully selected in recognition of their wealth of experience in various sectors of the economy. The event will also reflect the world of work which is changing, and with significant implications for women.

The event is being sponsored by International Labour Organisation, Unity Bank Plc, Vlisco Nigeria, PZ Cusson and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and would be witnessed by members of the diplomatic corps, notable business leaders, presidents and chief executives of other women related bodies as well as captains of Industry in both private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy.

With the high profile of the conveners, ICC Nigeria and NNEW, the event will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to network and expand their horizon.

NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) is a Network committed to empowering women to embrace entrepreneurship and prosper in their businesses.

It was established under the aegis of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association to create a platform for women to focus on issues that are crucial to the thriving of their businesses as well advocate for an enabling environment that will facilitate the sustenance.

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