By Favour Nnabugwu
Insurance women in Africa under the eagid of the Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) Africa will tommorow light up at the on going 47th Africa Insurance Organisation, AIO with a workshop under the leadership Chief Host and President of PILA Nigeria, FL Joyce Ojemudia, MD/CEO of African Alliance Insurance PLC
The worship scheduled to take place at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, tomorrow, theme: Women Collaborating for Africa’s Economic Growth, will bring together professional women in insurance across Africa to discuss strategies and tactics for collaborating across various roles for the advancement of the continent.
While speaking about the workshop, Ojemudia said “Statistics show that women constitute a significant chunk of the demography of African continent with population of approximately 691 million.
“Out of this population, a critical chunk are professionals, including those operating in the Insurance Industry. From these records, coupled with the renewed acceleration of the number of women taking up careers in the professions, the hope of the continent would only be brighter if the female gender is factored into considerations for strategic positions in governance and policy making across the continent.”
Dr Abiba Zakariah, Chief Operating Officer, WAICA Re, a seasoned financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance, is billed to lead the discourse as the guest speaker while FL Abimbola Tiamiyu and FL Yetunde Ilori, the Directors-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) respectively would be the discussants.
PILA Africa, an initiative of PILA Nigeria, is the umbrella body of female insurance professionals and practitioners in Africa which aims to harness the rich potentials of women whilst ensuring they take their rightful place in their respective industries across the continent