Lagos NIPR’s STEWS Set To Hold On International Women’s Day

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To commemorate the day, the Lagos State Chapter, the flagship branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, is set to host the second edition of the Strong Tender & Empowered Women’s Summit, STEWS, themed: Dream. Achieve. Change.

Scheduled to hold at the Function Suite, Sheraton Lagos Hotel on Friday, March 8, 2019 by 10am, STEWS is a 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 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/Chief Executive Officer, NSIA Insurance Limited, Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu, is expected to deliver the Keynote Address. Other distinguished speakers include the Chairman, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Lynda Onefeli, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Nigeria, Tokunbo George-Taylor, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, LSF PR, Bidemi Zakariyau, and Change Management and Transformation Leader, Lande Atere. The Managing Consultant, Quadrant MSL, Uche Ajene will moderate the panel discussion.



Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NSIA Insurance Limited is expected to deliver the keynote address.

Speaking on the event, the Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Olusegun McMedal, said that STEWS is a strategic initiative by the Chapter to aggregate a collective voice to accelerate the momentum for the call for gender parity and to deepen the Institute’s feminist’s scorecard.

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.



Olusegun McMedal, Chairman, Lagos NIPR.

This edition is supported by Nigeria’s foremost marketing and communication journal-Brand Communicator, Wema Bank, Women FM 91.7, Bellanaija.com, Happenings Media and Brand Communicator.

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.

Established in 1963, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) is the non-governmental, not-for-profit professional association of Public Relations practitioners chartered (by Decree 16 of June 1990 now an Act of Parliament) to regulate and develop the public relations, public affairs and communication practice in Nigeria with functioning Chapters in the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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