NIPR Marks Women’s Day with STEW
The International Women’s Day marked annually on March 8 is a global day to celebrate the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women. The day is powered by the collective efforts of all. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes the International Women’s Day successful.
Lagos State Chapter, the leading branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, is set to host the second edition of the STEWS (Strong Tender & Empowered Women’s Summit) – the 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.
This edition, themed: DREAM. ACHIEVE. CHANGE., is scheduled to hold at the Banquet Hall, Sheraton Lagos Hotel on Friday, March 8, 2019 by 10am. It is focused on sharing advice and tips on how to transcend social, economic and political challenges against women. Feminists, professional women in government, academia, and corporate organisations including women’s associations, NGOs and the Media are expected to attend the Summit.
The Managing Director, Ruff ‘N’ Tumble Limited, Adenike Ogunlesi, is expected to deliver the Keynote Address. Other distinguished speakers include the Chairman, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Lynda Onefeli, Vice Chairman, Kain Smith Trade & Company Limited, Nere Teriba, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Nigeria, Tokunbo George-Taylor, and Change Management and Transformation Leader, Lande Atere.
According to the Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of NIPR, Olusegun McMedal, STEWS is a strategic initiative by the Chapter to aggregate a collective voice to accelerate the momentum for the call for women empowerment and deepen the Institute’s feminist’s scorecard. He said, “The Summit is a viable platform to bring key stakeholders to discuss issues and strategies to enhance women’s emancipation in Nigeria and it’s expected to issue a Communiqué at the end of the plenary”.
The former Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, delivered keynote address at the inaugural edition held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) last year.
This edition is supported by the Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), Shell, GTBank, Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Bellanaija, Genevieve, Exquisite Elegance and Brand Communicator; the leading marketing communications journal in Nigeria.