As the World prepares to celebrate the International Women’s days come 8th of March, the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) is set to honour Nigerian women who are pressing for the progress of the emergent Nigerian Woman.
President of APWEN, Mrs. Felicia Agubata in a statement says the celebrants have attained the status of rolelmodels based on their professional track record, experience and commitment to the advancement of their profession and indeed the society at large.
She emphasized that, “we plan to recognize female engineers who have distinguished themselves in the profession as well as other illustrious females in sundry professions, who have impacted our advancement as a society and have thus, become worthy examples of inspirational figures for the Girl-Child”
She said their mission was to stimulate women engineers to achieve professional growth and to provide a mentorship platform for women engineers as well as to be a potent voice for the advocacy to get the Girl-Child to take up the study of Science,Technology, Engineering and mathematics (STEM) tailored towards the Engineering profession.
APWEN President noted that as they celebrate these eminent women, “we are full of hope that more women would follow in their footstepsby exploring and exploiting local and global opportunities to attain new heights and raise the bar in their chosen fields. Competence, collaboration, performance and moral courage, are the watchwords”.
“We have mapped series of programs to achieve our goal including the “Invent it ,Build it “scheme. The target is the Girl-Child in upper primary school (classes 5 &6)”.
APWEN is a non-profit, non-governmental, educational service organization and a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). It is an umbrella body for female engineers covering all engineering disciplines.