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Nigerian women urged to be “Unstoppable” as WIMBIZ convenes 17th annual conference

Ahead of the 17th annual 2-day conference of the Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, which kicks-off today at the Eko Conference Centre in Lagos, Executive Director of the organisation, Hansatu Adegbite, spoke exclusively to Woman’s Own. The University of Abuja graduate of Business Administration who also holds an Action Learning Masters in same field from the Business School, Netherlands, who spoke alongside the first-ever female Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Director of Finance, Tope Omage, the Abuja Coordinator for WIMBIZ, emphasised the rationale behind the conference’s 2018 theme, ‘Reinvent…Reinvigorate’, among sundry issues. Excerpts:

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TechMe laments unemployment rate,empowers women with ICT

In its desire to boost entrepreneurial skills in Information Communication Technology, ICT, TechMe, a non governmental organisation has trained fifteen women between ages 18and 30 in website designing.Speaking during the six-week training in Lagos,  Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Tech Me, Jerry Odili lamented the unemployment rate in our nation saying ”the level of unemployment among youth and women in Nigeria is  deplorable. Statistics show that while unemployment rate among men is 16.5% it’s  25% for women . Whereas, there are a lot of potentials in women which if  left untapped  could be detrimental to  our national economy”.

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