Nigerian Breweries Plc, the nation’s largest brewer celebrated International Women’s Day on March 9, 2020 at its corporate headquarters.
As part of activities commemorating the event, it organized a symposium at its headquarters, which was livestreamed across nine of its brewery locations and business units.
The event was organised by the Women in Nigerian Breweries (WINB), a network of all female employees in the company, created to protect their interests and encourage them to be the best they can be.
The theme of the event was ‘’Gender Balance is not a woman’s issue, it’s an economic issue’’. The symposium was moderated by popular TV Host and CEO Rave TV, Agatha Amata with other panelists such as – Afua Osei (Co-Founder, SheLeadsAfrica); Amaechi Okobi (Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank) and Toyin Gbagi (Partner, KPMG).
Delivering his keynote message at the event, MD/CEO Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jordi Borrut Bel, said the company recognises the immense contributions made by its female employees, who continue to brave the odds and excel, no matter which department they work. He challenged the women to continue to strive for gender balance, confront any bias presented by society against them; and support one another to get to the top.
International Women’s Day, March 8, is a day set aside globally to celebrate women across the world for their social, economic and political achievements.