As the world marks the 2020 United Nations International Women’s Day (IWD), MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative is set to organize MMS Hall Of Famers’ Day, to celebrate UN Generation Amazons selected from Nigeria’s transportation sector.
International Women’s Day: MMS WoFHoF To Celebrate UN Generation Amazons
The UN Amazons selected to be celebrated at the event include: Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, Mrs. Sarat Braimah, Mrs. Stella Romaine, Mrs. Bridget Gold, Mrs. Rejoice Ndudinachi, Mrs. Princess Chi Ezeh, Mrs. Felicia Agubata, Mrs. Victoria Shin-aba.
Others are; Mrs. Victoria Tarfa, Mrs. Ebele Okoyo, Mrs. Obelle Joy, Mrs. Marie Ehemeiri Asein, Mrs. Christabel Eromosele, Mrs. Folake Soyinka, Mrs. Chizoba Anyika and Mrs. Mercy Ebere.
The event which is the 3rd MMS Hall of Famers’ Day would take place on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 with the theme: “#Equality Begins With Me” featuring testimonials of empowerment, is in tandem with the global IWD theme ‘I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights’
The programme scheduled to start by 4pm at Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos would have the Chairperson, Nigerian Ship-Owners Forum as the Chief Host.
The event would also feature the celebration of the Most Outstanding Maritime Industry Employee of the Year 2019, Mrs. Constance Omagbemi.
Omagbemi was the Staff of the Year 2019 at the the Nigerian Maritime Administation and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and she is set to be celebrated by MMS WoFHoF for her exploits.
According to the organizers of the event, Omagbemi’s recognition should be a motivation for the female gender in the work place and other numerous career mothers who multi-task everyday in spite of the challenges of office demands and marriage.
It is also believed that the inspiration drawn from NIMASA would spur other agencies to move towards gender disparity in work places and reward excellent members of staff.
IWD is usually marked annually on March 8 and it serves as a clarion call to action for accelerating the gender parity and a time to reflect and focus on innovative ways to empower women particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
The event is supported by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Nigerian Maritime Administation and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Chevron and other reputable organizations.
MMS WoFHoF is a non -profit organization with the preoccupation of empowering, training, and producing the next generation of women leaders in the maritime, oil and gas, finance, aviation as well as political leadership sectors.