Exceptional women leaders in public and private sectors will meet under the umbrella of 2021 MMS Plus Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame(WoFHoF) induction programme and lecture come Thursday,December 9th, in Lagos under the distinguished chairmanship of Dr. Princess Vicky Haastrup, Executive Vice-Chairman, ENL Consortium Limited.
The programme with the theme:” Women in Leadership and Governance: Promoting Sustainable Economic Prosperity” seeks to explore how women can be a catalyst to enthrone new economic and political order in the polity, while taking advantage of the various growth opportunities at their disposal.
The organizing Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), MMS WoFHoF Initiative in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Mrs. Ifeoma Iloh, said that this year’s lecture is poised to x-ray and address variables that inhibit women from attaining their potentials for economic and political prosperity, adding that it is strategic for the coming 2023 elections and key to optimizing the opportunities in the economic recovery and growth plan of the government which is in sync with the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) of the United Nations.
Expected to feature panelists drawn from different fields of expertise, the former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Iyom Josephine Anenih, is the guest speaker; while the current Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen is the chief guest of honour; the Chairperson, Nigerian Ship-owners Forum and Board of Trustees Chairperson, MMS WofHof Initiative, Barr. Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi is the chief host.
Nine women of substance have been nominated for induction into the 2021 Class of MMS Hall of Fame. They are: Iyom Josephine Anenih; Executive Secretary, Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee, Dr. Mrs.Yetunde Akinluyi; former presidential candidate, Mrs. Sarah Jubril; President, Jam’iyyar matan Arewa(Northern Women Association),Hajia Rabi Musa; Governing Board member, Nigerian Shippers’ Council(NSC), Hajia Hauwa Mohammed;former President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association(WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Hamman; Current WISTA Nigeria President, Mrs. Eunice Ezeoke and Princess Modupe Ozolua, Special Adviser on NGO/CSO to Deputy Senate President.
The event which will feature mixed other activities will be streamed on Zoom and Facebook in addition to physical participation at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi,Lagos. Time: 12 noon.