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LAPO Hosts 10th Outstanding Women Leadership Awards

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LAPO Hosts 10th Outstanding Women Leadership Awards

 

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) is set to host the 10th edition of the LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award (LOWLA), an event instituted to celebrate the achievements of women and acknowledge their impact on societal development.

This Award is hosted annually by the organization as a part of the programmes lined up to commemorate the March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD).

The theme of this year’s celebration, ‘Breaking Societal Bias Against Women,’ reverberates with the global IWD campaign theme, ‘Break the Bias,’ and underscores the need for a world without bias, stereotypes, and discrimination against women and the girl child.

The Chairperson of the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Barr. Violet Olumese shall chair the occasion with the First Lady of Edo State, Betsy Bene Obaseki as Special Guest of Honour at the event, scheduled to hold on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the Uyi Grande Marquee Event Centre, Benin City. Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevbo, Dean of the Faculty of Law, the University of Benin, Benin City shall deliver the keynote lecture.

The Executive Director of LAPO, Dr Honestus Ayo Obadiora, noted that LOWLA was instituted in the year 2013 to recognize and honour women who have excelled and distinguished themselves in their Business, Farming and Professional careers with sustainable social impact.

He said, “For more than two decades, LAPO has been at the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, recognizing and promoting women’s contributions to the development of society. We work in collaboration with government, state institutions, like-minded organizations, appointed and elected political leaders to achieve our vision of a healthy and informed society characterized by prosperity, justice and equity for everyone and women in particular.”

Dr Obadiora who noted that bias against women, whether deliberate or not, is a threat to the advancement of women in their various endeavours, enjoined all stakeholders to take action for gender equality in Nigeria, adding that gender balance is key to achieving the desired change at all levels.

The Executive Director congratulated every woman who has risen above these biases and has created a path and a name for themselves, especially the winners of the forthcoming awards.

 

 


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