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KAISER Women Mark International Women’s Day 2018- #PRESSFORPROGRESS

Posted on March 10th, 2018

To Mark the International Women’s Day on March 8th 2018, the Women of Kaiser Group visited selected Girls Secondary Schools across Nigeria. The aim was to reiterate the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the benefits of building career in Construction. The ratio of men to women is 14:1 in the Construction industry and the Kaiser Group is seeking to bridge that gap by encouraging women to build careers in STEM, particularly Construction.

In Lagos, the Kaiser Women embarked on a Solidarity March sharing goodwill with other women in Lagos Island.

Mrs. Jamila Faniyi, Chief Operating Officer- M & E Kaiser Limited, while speaking to students from Girls Junior and Senior Academy, Lagos Island established the fact that women have been at the fore front of development all over the world and especially in Nigeria. She highlighted some Nigerian women that have distinguished themselves through diligence and hard work, encouraging the students to emulate same virtues and strive to build great careers. Mrs. Faniyi listed the various career paths in Construction: Architecture, Quality surveying, Quantity Surveying among others pointing out their job descriptions.

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

The theme for this year’s celebration is PRESS FOR PROGRESS:  This is strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.