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The Guardian International Women’s Day Summit holds today at the Harbour Point

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Nigeria’s flagship newspaper, The Guardian, will today hold its maiden International Women’s Day (IWD) Summit 2021 in partnership with Olad’n’Bridge Limited.

The event, originally billed to hold at Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, was moved to Harbour Point, also located on the same road.

With the theme, ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World,’ the Summit will, among other things, honour women in public service who have distinguished themselves.

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According to the organisers, the Summit is aimed at providing a platform for upcoming generation of female leaders to have access to mentorship by these icons for further advancement of the country.

The Summit will be a gathering of reputable personalities in Nigeria and the Diaspora. They will deliberate on the process of encouraging elected leaders in the public sector to imbibe the culture of partnering the private sector in seeking ways of providing long-lasting policies, programmes and projects capable of impacting positively on the populace, irrespective of their social status in society.

Guest expected to grace the occasion include the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari; wife of Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, who is the keynote speaker; United Nations (UN) Women Country Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Comfort Lamptey; Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen; Chairman, First Bank Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, and Director, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Mr. Peter Bamkole, who would also speak at the event.

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