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NECA SPDC, Others Unite To Build 21st Century Entrepreneurial Women

Posted: May 25, 2016 at 1:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nkasiobi Oluikpe


Lagos – The NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) with the support of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and Orleans Invest, will next week Thursday, organise a one-day business development conference for women entrepreneurs.

The Conference with the theme ‘Building the 21st Century Women Entrepreneurs as Change Agents, the conference is part of NNEW’s drive at harnessing hidden potentials in women entrepreneurs.

Remarking that it is imperative for women entrepreneurs to be empowered, Mrs. Mercy Bello, chairperson, NNEW Port Harcourt noted that they form the bedrock of the family, business and nation at large.

She stated that if women entrepreneurs are given the necessary support by policy makers and interested stakeholders they can bring a transformation to the lives of Nigerians.

Bello added that the crux of the conference was the reason why partners like SPDC Nig Ltd and Orleans Invest gave their support as their corporate social responsibility despite the challenging times in the country.

“The Conference is geared towards bringing women entrepreneurs in the South-South region to brainstorm on issues that are fundamental to the success of their businesses and the Nigerian Economy. To drive this session will be successful women entrepreneurs of repute and the participants will be linked to mentors to guide them towards the entire value chain to run and grow their businesses successfully.

“The business conference will also form the framework upon which the women’s network will use as an advocacy tool to lobby for friendlier policies to women owned businesses.”

The conference which is scheduled to hold on Thursday, June2, 2016 by 9am, Zuma Hall, Randolph Hotel Resorts, Old Aba Road, Rumuogba, Port-Harcourt, is open to both existing and aspiring womenpreneurs who are ready to be in the driver’s seat of the emerging reality.

Explaining what NNEW represents, Bello said: “NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) is a business membership organisation established in 2005 under the aegis of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) to promote and nurture entrepreneurship amongst women. It’s a forum created for women entrepreneurs to focus on issues that are crucial to the thriving of their businesses.

“Our core aim is Building generations of successful women entrepreneurs.”