Human Rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana and Aisha Yesufu are top on the list of dignitaries expected to present papers at the first National Conference and Summit of the Standup for Women Society (SWS).
According to the organisers, the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Kedem Tallen as well as the First Lady of Lagos State, Ibironke Sanwo-Olu are also expected to deliver papers at the two-day summit that would take place on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, 2022.
National President of the SWS, Dame Deborah Ijadele-Adetona told reporters in Lagos that the theme of the summit is : ‘Women in Leadership: Balancing Societal Obligation with Marital and Parental Responsibilities’
The SWS president noted it was high time for Nigerians to recognize the power of women and help them to prove to the world that they can do it right if given the opportunity.
“Our objectives amongst others are to encourage women’s active participation in leadership and decision-making process. In addition, we are also established to promote women’s entrepreneurship as a catalyst for advancing women’s economic empowerment.
“Our initiatives had brought an increase in women entrepreneurs’ access to finance and digital technologies. If we strengthen women’s capabilities and their access to resources, the prospect of leadership roles will be within reach for many more women in our nation Nigeria,” she said.
Highlights of the conference also include a rally within the Lekki community and award ceremony where some distinguished individuals will be honoured for their contributions to human development; especially the course of the women.
Among these awardees, according to SWS president, are Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire Ministries, Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine and wife of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar Malami,llamonh among others.