The deputy governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe; Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly, Ireti Kingibe, Labour Party Senator-elect, Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje, are among this year's ‘Nigeria Women Annual 100 Leading Women.'
This year's sterling list of Nigeria's foremost women leaders is a mixed grill of tech experts, pastors, politicians, teachers, activists, development practitioners, and C-Suite corporate leaders.
A joint statement by the Executive Director of Gender Perspective, Tammie Edet kammonke; and the CEO of Profiles & Biographies, Kammonke Abam, which was made available to newsmen by Kome Odhomor, Media/Communications Lead, HOMEF, said, “in publishing this compendium every year, we envision that we will continue to contribute to gender equality and women empowerment advocacy efforts towards filling the yawning gender gap in the leadership of Nigeria”.
According to the statement, documenting the accomplishments of outstanding Nigerian women and making women visible is a key objective of the “Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women”.
“As in the previous editions, the array of women who made the list this year all have stories that are inspirational; which we hope, will inspire readers, especially young girls and boys, who constitute our primary target”, the statement added.
“The Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women” is the premier qualitative profiling of phenomenal women in Nigeria who have contributed to the development of Nigeria and the world.
“It is a gender-specific biographical compendium that responds to existing gender gaps in Nigeria's biographical documentation and leadership.
“The current edition is said to be the most qualitative biographical profile on Nigeria's most inspirational and influential women whose work will contribute to shape Nigeria's collective history in 2023.
“Now in its sixth year, this compendium is published annually to commemorate the International Women's Day,” the statement added.
The statement revealed that the book which is in both digital and hard copy versions would be on sale on Amazon and can also be purchased directly from the Publishers, Profiles & Biographies.
In the previous editions, the DG, WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed; Chimamanda Adichie; Her Lordship, Justice Mary Odili; Cross River Chief Judge, Her Lordship, Justice Akon Ikpeme; and former National Assembly member, Hon. Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo were among distinguished women listed.