Nigerian Breweries Plc Celebrates International Women’s Day, Advocates for Gender Balance

IWD 2020: Nigerian Breweries Holds Symposium on Gender Equality

Lagos, Nigeria: Monday, March 9, 2020.

As part of activities commemorating the 2020 International Women’s Day, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nigeria’s foremost brewing company organised a symposium at its corporate headquarters on Monday March 9, 2020, which was livestreamed across 9 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.

Also present at the event were the wives of some male employees who were specially invited, along with students from the University of Lagos. (some of whom had earlier attended a career mentorship programme).

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With the theme ‘’Gender Balance is not a woman’s issue, it’s an economic issue’’, the highlight of the symposium was a panel session 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.

Signed

Mrs. Sade Morgan

Corporate Affairs Director,

Nigerian Breweries Plc

About Nigerian Breweries PLC:
A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. Incorporated in 1946 as "Nigerian Brewery Limited", the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (such as Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz and Legend) produced from 9 breweries and 2 malting plants which are distributed nationwide. Nigerian Breweries is also a recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website: nbplc.com

PRESS CONTACT:

PRESS CONTACT:

Sade Morgan
Corporate Affairs Director
Sade.morgan@heineken.com

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