Ardova Advocates Support For Young Girls

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Francesca Odimgbe

Ardova Plc, AP, a leading Nigerian integrated energy company, has called for support to young girls through capacity building to help prepare them for the future.

This was the stand of female employees of the firm when they visited Ijora Nursery and Primary School in Lagos to encourage young girls and provide gift bags which included school supplies to 100 female pupils.

This visit, which also occurred last year, is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility goals of encouraging education in the communities in which it operates.

 

In keeping with this year’s IWD theme, ‘Break the Bias.’ which advocates for a gender-equal world free of bias and discrimination, Ardova upholds a culture of diversity and inclusion by implementing policies that promote equality, transparency, and accountability to close gender gaps. Its most recent efforts are its pledge to the Nigeria2Equal program, a multi-stakeholder project led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), which aims to close gender inequalities in employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria’s private sector.

 

“Through leadership engagement, we have encouraged women to take an active role in advancing our company’s goals. Over the last year, we have made it a priority, and we’re delighted to report that almost half of our corporate leadership team is now female,” said Olumide Adeosun, Chief Executive Officer, Ardova Plc. “For us, it does not end there. We want to continue taking purposeful steps to promote gender balance in our workplace because we recognise the critical role it plays in ensuring a sustainable future for everybody.”

Ardova Plc will continue to actively promote gender diversity within the organisation and attract more talented and skilled females to pursue STEM-related careers through its AP Graduate Trainee Program, which presently has a nearly equal gender recruitment ratio

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