As part of activities to mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Women in Energy Network (WIEN) says it would host a Breakfast Session in Lagos next week.
A statement by the group in Abuja, said the session which will take place on March 9, 2020, has the theme “Closing the Nigerian Energy Gap”.
WEIN explained that the breakfast session will bring together people including “powerful women with intimidating track record of experience and accomplishments in the energy value chain particularly in power, oil and gas as well as manufacturing, infrastructure, management, public policy, leadership and human capital development”.
It said the event will also feature sessions where key industry leaders will discuss topics around the theme “Closing the Energy Gap” and present initiatives and opportunities that will bring about measurable increase in the number of women playing in the energy sector in three to five years.
Ahead of the session, the Managing Director Zigma Oil & Gas and President, Women in Energy Network, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue said: “At the Women in Energy Network, one of the causes that we are passionate about is ‘Closing the Nigerian Energy Gap’ and to commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day, we are organizing a Breakfast Session where we will talk about: Mandatory key initiatives to be implemented over the next 3-5 years; an execution plan and the exertion(s) required as a women’s network to contribute to this agenda.
“WIEN is an association established in 2020 to provide a platform for Women that work across the Energy Sector value chain; to network and build confidence and links to progress their careers or businesses,” Mrs. Ogbue who co-founded the Network said.
“Our vision is to become the leading Women’s Association that advances Women’s participation and leadership across the energy value chain,” she said about the women network which aims to promote and diversify female practitioners’ opportunities in the energy sector”.
She said the year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global community takes stock of progress made for women’s rights.
WIEN, is looking to champion more programmes devoted to networking and empowering women in the energy sector, mentoring young women professionals in energy, promoting STEM for young girls and strengthening women owned SME’s in the energy sector, the statement added.