The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the hosting of a workshop aimed at promoting gender equality among listed companies.
As stated in a release on Friday, the workshop which will be in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is slated for Tuesday, 2 February 2021.
The virtual event will highlight outcomes of a recently conducted survey, "Gender Implications of COVID-19 on Private Sector Companies” under the Nigeria2Equal Programme.
The event will witness the coming together Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and C-Suite Executives of NSE 30 Index Companies to a roundtable discussion.
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Facilitated by the CEO, NSE, Oscar N. Onyema, the event will also feature a keynote address from His Highness Mohammad Sanusi II, United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate; a presentation from the Country Director, IFC Nigeria, Eme Essien Lore; and a fireside chat with two of the participating CEOs on what the private sector can do to promote gender equality.
The discussions will culminate in the introduction of the Nigeria2Equal Peer Learning Platform and seek corporate Nigeria's buy into the project.
Recall that the partnership between the NSE and IFC on the Nigeria2Equal Initiative was announced on Friday, 6 March 2020 at the 2020 International Women’s Day symposium hosted by the NSE.
The Initiative was kicked off with an inaugural seminar on Monday, 25 May 2020 themed, Gender Implications of COVID-19: Supporting Women as Employees in the New Normal.
This was followed by a second webinar held on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 with themed, Supporting SMEs and Women-Owned Businesses in Corporate Value Chains.