WINCONFERENCE Nigeria seeks to empower women in leadership — Partner

Abuja- Human Resource Working Partners (HURWORPS), an NGO, is organising the  maiden conference of  Women International Networking (WIN) in Africa, aimed at empowering women for success in leadership.

Mrs Charity Ohadiugha, the Managing Director of HURWORPS, made this known at a news conference on the sideline of the installation of Matrons and  Long Service Award organised jointly with Ohuhu Welfare Union  (Women’s Wing), Abuja, on Saturday.

Ohuhu Welfare Union, a socio-cultural organisation of people from Ohuhu Clan in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia.

Its focus is to promote the welfare and well-being of its members through various enlightenment and empowerment programmes.

Ohadiugha, who is also the Executive Partner, WINCONFERENCE Nigeria, was also installed as a matron of the union alongside two others, Mrs Nnennaya Ukeje and Mrs Ogonnaya Okeagu.

According to her, the vision of WIN is to model, empower, develop and connect women globally.

WINCONFERENCE, she said, provides a platform and an environment that helps individuals and organisations to move forward, realise their potential and focus on each person’s contribution.

“WIN inspires leaders to run companies and initiatives with noble values and to fully live their own lives with beauty and enthusiasm.

“It accelerates change by developing, empowering and connecting leaders to a global, authentic and feminine vision through plenary sessions and workshops.’’

Ohadiugha, however, observed that most women did not prepare themselves adequately for the complexities of the political space.

She said that some women lacked the necessary skills required to excel, while the skills of others were not  sharp enough to match the menfolk.

“This underscores the need to provide Nigerian woman the inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and the network of support she needs to help her succeed.

“No one owes her a duty to be included in government or leadership.

“ It is rather the woman who needs to develop herself with the right skills, attitude and network that will make her attractive and irresistible.

“When that is achieved, no government or organisation can ignore her anymore and everyone would like to hire her and let her lead the way’’.

The HURWORPS managing director, said that the conference, scheduled to hold from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, would attract no fewer than 500 women from across the country.

Furthermore, she said that the participants would learn and acquire the inspiration, knowledge and practical tool to lead the way for the nation’s economic recovery.

WIN, with its headquarters in Switzerland, is a mission-driven organisation and reference for women working internationally, as well as for companies active in women leadership training, she explained.

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