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Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Pioneer Women in Nigeria

Professionals and Corporate experts will convene to discuss gender related issues, especially as they affect gender inclusion in Nigeria on Thursday, the 10th of June 2021, at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). The gender inclusion discussion is hosted by the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) as part of its Leader without Title Special Series, focusing on honoring outstanding Women Achievers in Nigeria.

The Series, with the theme, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Pioneer Women”, will play host to renowned scholars and seasoned administrators, who will share their thoughts on ways to foster more gender inclusiveness in Nigeria.

The event will recognize and honour the Managing Director/CEO of Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Dr. Mrs. Funke Osibodu, former presidential Candidate Dr. Sarah Jibril and former Dean of Law, University of Lagos, Prof. Chioma Agomo.

Notable among the Guest and speakers are Hon. Minister of Women affairs, Hon. Mrs. Pauline Tallen, Director General of The National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Moji Adeyeye, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Princess Mrs. Adebisi Sosan, among others.

The series, which started April 15, 2021,  honored the likes of the former ICAN President, Princess Adenike Adeniran, Former Executive Director, Finance, NNPC, Dr. Hajiya Aisha Abdulrahman, and Former Director General, Raw Material Research and Development Council, Dr. Oluremi Aribisala, among others.

The essence of the series is to promote and encourage more female participation in the entire fabrics of Nigeria’s social structure and to motivate younger generation of women to shun apathy and work hard to break the mythical glass ceiling.  It is the first of its kind to be organized by CVL to recognise Nigerian Women who have contributed their expertise and knowledge to the development of the country. 

CVL is a social enterprise involved in leadership development activities aimed at raising self-sacrificing leaders that will drive Africa’s quest for modernity and human progress. For over 14 years, CVL has been in the fore of trying to determine, through research, influence and advocacy, the way leaders are shaped for the Generation Next. 

The CVL Leader Without Title is an initiative that is designed to honour outstanding sector leaders for their special contributions in the sector where they worked. This programme is in keeping with our commitment to affect the generation next to be leaders without care for titles. It is an honour for people who are 65 years and above who have left a mark worth emulating.

For more information visit our website:  www.cvl.com.ng.

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