Woman's Own

March 5, 2022

[International Women’s Day] Top female journalists, Yetunde Fashina-Arebi, Stephanie Busari, Eugenia Abu; Funmi Wakama, make list of Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women

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A Columnist with the Vanguard Media Limited, publishers of Vanguard Newspapers and currently the Content and Programmes Manager at VanguardLive, the paper’s Video production arm; Mrs Yetunde Fashina-Arebi; CNN’s Stephanie Busari, ex-NTA tube star, Eugenia Abu and the GM, NTA Abeokuta, Funmi Wakama are among 100 outstanding women leaders in Nigeria that made the list of the 2022 edition of Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women.

Other outstanding women that made this sterling list range from literary giants to C-Suite including notable women such as Chimamanda Adichie, TY Bello, Ndidi Nwuneli, Adesua Dozie, Aiboni Elohor, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Mrs. Adenike Aboderin, and former Minister, Aisha Abubakar.

“The Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women” is the premier qualitative profiling of phenomenal women in Nigeria who have contributed to the development of Nigeria and the world. It is a gender-specific biographical compendium that responds to existing gender gaps in Nigeria’s biographical documentation and leadership.

It is said to be the most qualitative biographical profile on Nigeria’s most inspirational and influential women whose work will contribute to shaping Nigeria’s collective history in 2022.

Now in its fifth year, this compendium is published annually to commemorate the International Women’s Day, March 8, and will run on livesmagazine.ng, the project media partners

In a joint statement by the Executive Director of Gender Perspective, Tammie kammonke; and the CEO of Profiles & Biographies, Kammonke Abam, they said, “in publishing this compendium every year, we envision that we will continue to contribute to gender equality and women empowerment advocacy efforts towards filling the yawning gender gap in the leadership of Nigeria.

According to them, documenting the accomplishments of outstanding Nigerian women and making women visible is a key objective of the “Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women”.

They noted that feedback from the previous editions have been profound, expressing profound gratitude to all those supporting the project

They revealed that through the project, they have discovered that there is an incredible number of accomplished Nigerian women that are unknown and unsung across the wide spectrum of life both in Nigeria and in the diasporas.

“As in the previous editions, the array of women who made the list this year all have stories that have inspirational value; which we hope, will inspire readers, especially young girls and boys, who constitute our primary target, the statement adds

They revealed that the book which is in both digital and hard copy versions is currently on sale on Amazon and can also be purchased directly from the Publishers, Profiles & Biographies (profilesandbiographies.com), as the sale is purely by subscription and copies of the book are therefore printed on demand

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