By Babatunde Alaran
NSIA Insurance Limited, Chief Executive Office. Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu has been chosen to deliver the keynote address at the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos State Chapter women summit.
However, the event is tagged STEWS (Strong Tender and Empowered Women’s Summit) holds at the Function Suite, Sheraton Lagos Hotel on Friday, March 8, 2019 by 10am.
The summit themed: ”DREAM. ACHIEVE. CHANGE” also has a plethora of distinguished speakers including the Chairman, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Lynda Onefeli, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Nigeria, Tokunbo George-Taylor, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, LSF PR, Bidemi Zakariyau, and Change Management and Transformation Leader, Lande Atere.
The Managing Consultant, Quadrant MSL, Uche Ajene will moderate the panel of discussants.
Speaking about the event, which is in its second edition, the Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Mr. Olusegun McMedal, said that it is meant to commemorate the International Women’s Day; a global day to celebrate the social, economic cultural and political achievements of the women folks.
According to him, STEWS is a high-profile talk-shop aimed at articulating and aggregating a collective voice to build momentum for gender equality, women empowerment and effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, inaugurated last year to mark the International Women’s Day annually.
He emphasized that STEWS is a strategic initiative by the Chapter to aggregate a collective voice to accelerate the momentum for the call for gender parity and to deepen the Institute’s feminist’s scorecard.
McMedal stressed that this year’s edition of STEWS is focused on sharing advice and tips on how to transcend social, economic and political challenges against women.
The Lagos NIPR Boss further pointed out that feminists, professional women in government, academia, and corporate organisations including women’s associations, NGOs and the Media are expected to attend the Summit.
According to him, the former Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural edition held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) last year, noting that this edition is supported by the WEMA Bank, Women FM 91.7, Bellanaija.com, Happenings Media and Brand Communicator.