The Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) is set to host a professional workshop for women, under the aegis of PILA Africa, during the 47th African Insurance Organisation (AIO) conference on the 7th of September, 2021 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
The hybrid workshop with the theme: Women Collaborating for Africa’s Economic Growth, will bring together professional women in insurance across Africa to discuss strategies and tactics for collaborating across various roles for the advancement of the continent.
The Chief Host and President of PILA Nigeria, FL Joyce Ojemudia, MD/CEO of African Alliance Insurance PLC, speaking about the workshop said: “Statistics show that women constitute a significant chunk of the demography of African continent with population of approximately 691 million. Out of this population, a critical chunk are professionals, including those operating in the Insurance Industry. From these records, coupled with the renewed acceleration of the number of women taking up careers in the professions, the hope of the continent would only be brighter if the female gender is factored into considerations for strategic positions in governance and policy making across the continent.”
Dr Abiba Zakariah, Chief Operating Officer, WAICA Re, a seasoned financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance, is billed to lead the discourse as the guest speaker while FL Abimbola Tiamiyu and FL Yetunde Ilori, the Directors-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) respectively would be the discussants.
PILA Africa, an initiative of PILA Nigeria, is the umbrella body of female insurance professionals and practitioners in Africa which aims to harness the rich potentials of women whilst ensuring they take their rightful place in their respective industries across the continent.