Okonjo-Iweala, Atedo Peterside, Awosika others for WIMBIZ 20th anniversary, confab


Okonjo-Iweala, Atedo
From left: Molade Adeniyi, Committee Chair, Tech sub-committee, Conference Planning Group, CPG; Hansatu Adegbite, Executive Director; Ngover Ihyembe-Nwankwo, Chairperson, Executive Council; Tosin Adefeko, Committee Chair, Communications and Publicity, CPG; and Awuneba Ajumogobia, Executive Council Member, all of WIMBIZ at the press conference to announce the 2021 WIMBIZ Annual Conference and celebrate its 20th anniversary of impacting women. PHOTO: Akeem Salau.

By Agbonkhese Oboh

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; economist and Founder, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Atedo Peterside; former Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika, as well as Founder, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (now GTCo) and FATE Foundation, Fola Adeola, have been confirmed for this year’s Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, annual conference.

The celebration of WIMBIZ’s 20th anniversary will also be part of the week-long  activities of this year’s annual conference, to be held on the theme “Celebrating Legacy”.

The not-for-profit body made these known in a statement on Thursday, adding that chairpersons for the main conference billed for November 4 and 5 are Chief Folake Solanke, Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and the Chairman/Publisher of The Guardian Newspapers, Lady Maiden Alex Ibru.

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