The Chairperson of Women In Maritime and Energy Awards, Chika Anyika has commended the commitment, dedication and impact that women have made in the Maritime & Energy sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Anyika who was speaking at the 2nd edition of the Women in Maritime and Energy Awards, said women over time have brought value to the workplace and the industry through high level of professionalism, hard work, consistency, tenacity and innovations.
She underscored the importance of the Maritime and Energy Sectors to the transformation and development of Nigeria and the African continent.
The full text of her address is reproduced below:
The UNITED NATION WOMEN Country Representative to Nigeria, Ms. Beatrice Eyong, The Chairperson of the NCDMB NCCF Diversity Sectoral Working Group, Mrs Alero Onosode, The 2023 Women in Maritime & Energy Awards Recipients, Our Fireside Chat Speakers, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.
I heartily welcome you all to the 2nd edition of the Women in Maritime and Energy Awards…
A platform we believe in years to come will be Africa’s premier event to celebrate and recognize the sterling achievements of women across the Maritime & Energy business whilst creating a platform for knowledge sharing in accelerating women’s participation in both industries.
Our story is simple. We are inspired by the commitment, dedication, brilliance, impact and the change that women have made and continue to make in the Maritime & Energy sector, hence the birth of the Women in Maritime & Energy Awards.
The Maritime and Energy sectors are very critical sectors that are important to our economic transformation and sustainable development as a nation in Nigeria and as a continent in Africa.
Women over the years have displayed a high level of professionalism, hard work, consistency, tenacity and innovation to bring value not just to their workplaces but to the industry and the world.
Today, we are gathered here to encourage and celebrate these exceptional women and to also say to other women that IT IS POSSIBLE.
Challenging gender stereotypes and biases at all levels is a business imperative. And the Women in Maritime & Energy Awards by profiling and telling the stories of amazing women doing great work in the industry, we are poised to contribute our quota to accelerating gender diversity, equality and inclusion.
I thank you all for taking out the time to honor our invitation and we sincerely promise that we would have a great night.
Thanks and God bless you .
Mrs. Chizoba C. Anyika – Chairperson of The Women In Maritime & Energy Awards, Deputy Director, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency