NGX Regulation Limited, the regulatory arm of the NGX Group, says it is committed to advancing market development, as it launched “EquipHER,” an initiative dedicated to empowering women and driving inclusive growth within Nigeria’s Equity Market.
Partnering with key market stakeholders, a statement on Wednesday said NGX RegCo is set to host the inaugural workshop for female investors, themed “EquipHER: Financial Literacy and Inclusion for Women’s Economic Growth.”
The event scheduled for the Nigerian Exchange Group House, Lagos, on Friday, November 17, 2023, will featur impactful presentations, goodwill messages, a fireside chat, and a panel discussion led by esteemed professionals from the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
Speaking on the workshop, Ms. Tinuade Awe, Chief Executive Officer of NGX RegCo, said “NGX RegCo’s EquipHER initiative is a dedicated effort to create pathways for women in the dynamic landscape of the Nigerian Equity Market. We believe that true economic growth can only be achieved when all segments of our society have equal access to opportunities, and EquipHER is our commitment to fostering such an environment.”
According to the statement, the EquipHER initiative is inclusive in its approach, addressing diverse facets of women’s financial inclusion in alignment with Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Capital Market Master Plan, and several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on promoting financial inclusion for the benefit of the National Economy and Market Development.
Ms. Awe highlighted that the workshop aims to inspire, inform, and empower participants, with the ultimate goal of enhancing women’s participation in the equity market and fostering a more equitable and inclusive market. NGX RegCo remains resolute in its dedication to driving positive change and market development initiatives in Nigeria’s Equity Market.