…Biographical compendium profiles phenomenal Nigerian women ahead IWD
Ben Eguzozie, in Port Harcourt
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who just resumed as director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former minister of finance in Nigeria, Nigeria’s leading social crusader, Aisha Yesufu, the deputy secretary general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, and the former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili are among outstanding women profiled in a biographical compendium on top women leaders in Nigeria to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD).
The Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women is an annual 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 biographical documentation and leadership, according to Kammonke Abam, the project director of the compendium in an interview with Business A.M.
“These profiles will be published in a book, and as a pull-out in liveness.net as the most qualitative, most authoritative, up-to-date biographical profile on Nigeria’s 100 most inspirational and influential women for 2020,” Abam said.
The biographical compendium is jointly put together by Profiles & Biographies in collaboration with Gender Perspective, capturing stories of women that are meant to inspire women to accomplish more in life.
“Coming from a year that was extremely challenging including a global pandemic which led to the world losing legends, heroes, family and friends, it is imperative that we found new ways to share stories of those have made outstanding accomplishments in a year of extraordinary tumult and disruption,” the project director, Abam said.
He said, “telling the stories of outstanding achievers is part of our new ways of promoting our rich values, thinking about the future, and connecting with each other.”
Profiles & Biographies and Gender Perspective have carefully selected these outstanding and Nigerian women who have “broken the glass ceiling,” defied the odds, scaled over their limitations, and reached heights that are extraordinary, and through all these, have contributed to shaping our dear country, Nigeria, and immensely contributed to its development, he said.