Group canvasses leadership roles for women in finance

The working committee of 100 Women in Finance Nigeria has said there is a need for women in Nigeria’s finance industry to take key roles in their various professions.

A statement said the officials of the organisation spoke when they visited the Nigerian  Exchange Limited leadership after its launch.

During the gong closing ceremony on the floor of the NGX to mark the official launch of 100 Women in Finance Nigeria, the Global Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance, Amanda Pullinger, said as the global CEO of the group, she had been privileged to either open or close gong on the floor of different stock markets all over the world.

While commending the NGX for playing host to the Nigerian team of 100 Women in Finance, she called on the NGX to join its Nigerian chapter to actualise its goals of creating opportunities for women in the finance industry, to have access to global reach.

She said the organisation was encouraging more Nigerian women to join the cause as the 100WF has a vision known as Vision 30/40, aimed at ensuring that by 2040, the CEOs of investment organisations and other companies in the finance industry were women; and that 30 per cent of people in executive committee roles were also women.

“Altogether, we need to change the demography of the industry by changing the perception, we are increasing women’s visibility in key industry roles for the industry and their colleagues see them as experts,” she said.

Also speaking, Adesuwa Okunbo-Rhodes, one of the founding members of 100 Women in Finance Nigeria, said that the Nigerian working committee was very excited to formally launch the 100 Women in Finance Nigeria as the 32 locations of the organisation in the world.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Exchange Limited, Temi Popoola, who was represented by the Divisional Head of Capital Markets for NGX, Jude Chiemeka, said the NGX was the first security exchange to be EDGE certified, which is the Economic Dividend forward Gender Equality.

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