April 21, 2024

Women in Energy set to showcase conversations on breaking gender barriers at NIES 2024

Adebayo Obajemu

The Nigeria International Energy Summit, NIES, has highlighted the integration of the Women in Energy Roundtable as the focus of its much awaited 7th edition, billed to take place from February 26th to March 1st, 2024.

The session, scheduled for February 27, 2024 at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja, will provide a platform for transformative dialogue, providing women professionals in the energy sector an important outlet to share experiences, foster inclusivity, and champion gender diversity.

The highly anticipated event promises to explore multifaceted experiences of women across diverse roles within the energy ecosystem .

For focusing on the relevant By themes of inclusivity, mentorship, and leadership development, the Roundtable is set to chart a course toward a more equitable industry future.

Additionally, by delving into pressing industry trends and the instrumental role of women in propelling innovation and sustainability, this session is primed to ignite a compelling narrative of progress and empowerment.

“As we gather to celebrate the achievements of women and amplify their voices, at NIES 2024 Women in Energy Roundtable, we are not only shaping the present but also paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in the energy sector,” Dr. Mrs. Blessing Enakimio, Director of Events at Brevity Anderson, NIES event producers said.

At its core, the Women in Energy Roundtable stands as a beacon of celebration, amplifying the extraordinary achievements of women across varied domains within the energy sector. Through candid discussions, panelists will navigate personal career trajectories, articulate the significance of female leadership and mentorship, and strategise on combatting entrenched gender biases and stereotypes endemic to the field.

The Roundtable will be graced by esteemed guests of honor, including Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, Minister of Women Affairs, and Dr. Doris Anite, Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment.

Among the panelists slated to grace the session are Mrs. Olu Arowolo Verheijen, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Energy; Mrs. Adesua Dozie, Vice Chairman, ExxonMobil Nigeria; Mrs. Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan, Executive Vice President E&P, NNPC Limited; Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, Managing Director, SNEPCo; Mrs. Uju Ifejika, Chairman/CEO, Brittania U Limited; Mrs. Nkechi Obi, Group Managing Director, Technooil Limited; and Mrs. Eyono Fatayi-Williams, President, Women in Energy Network/Former GM (External Relations), NLNG Limited.

With an unwavering commitment to catalysing positive change and nurturing the next generation of women trailblazers in the energy sector, the Women in Energy Roundtable pledges to inspire, empower, and galvanise toward a future defined by inclusivity, equality, and sustainable progress.