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Shell, NNEW, Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Iroabuchi Ufor

As part of efforts to   harness the hidden potentials in women entrepreneurs in Port- Harcourt, Rivers state, NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) in conjunction with SPDC Nig Limited and Orleans Invest, have concluded arrangements to organize a one-day business development conference for women entrepreneurs titled: “Building the 21st Century Women Entrepreneurs as Change Agents”.

The conference is scheduled to hold on June 2 at Zuma hall, Randoph Hotel Resorts,  Rumuogba Port- Harcourt, Rivers State.

Its organisers said it is open to both existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs who are ready to be in the driver’s seat of the emerging reality.

The Chairperson, NNEW PH, Mrs. Mercy Bello Abu said it is imperative for women entrepreneurs to be empowered because they form the bedrock of the family, business and Nation at Large.

She added 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.

While addressing a media group in Port Harcourt, Mrs. Abu said, the crux of the conference was reason partners like SPDC Nig. Limited and Orleans Invest gave their support as 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 business 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 framework which the women’s network will use as an advocacy tool to lobby for friendlier policies to women owned businesses.

NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women is Business membership Organisation established in 2005 under the aegis of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association to promote and nurture entrepreneurship amongst women.

It’s a forum created for women entrepreneurs to focus on issues crucial to the thriving of their businesses.

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