The Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has said it will continue to promote gender parity and inclusivity within the organisation and across the country.

It said this through the Flour Mills of Nigeria Women’s Network which held its annual women’s conference in Lagos.

The FMNWN women’s conference was a virtual and in-person hybrid event, themed ‘Evolve- Innovate – Emerge: Building capacity for success– a call for the emergence of transformed women that are courageous enough to take leadership within and outside the organisation’.

According to a statement, the hybrid conference brought together key organisational stakeholders and industry captains across varied sectors including the FMN Chairman of Board of Directors, Mr John Coumantaros; and Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Boye Olusanya, who delivered his insightful address virtually.

Aside from Dr. Salamatu Suleiman, who delivered the opening remarks, other distinguished guests and speakers at the event include the Executive Director, Coronation Merchant Bank, Funke Ladimeji; CEO, Sterling One, Olapeju Ibekwe; and Director Special Projects, FMN, Bola Adeeko, and other distinguished guests and speakers.

The goal of this year’s FMNWN women’s conference was to create a platform to enlighten FMN Women on available opportunities and resources, while inspiring them on strategies to attain sustainable success in their personal and professional endeavors.

During the one-day conference, the Chairman, FMN’s Board of Directors, John Coumantaros, who was the originator of the network, commended the various programmes initiated by the FMNWN’s management to promote gender diversity, and inclusion, and build sustainable and progressive initiatives that drive gender inclusivity in the country.

Coumantaros highlighted FMN’s commitment to developing the capacities of women both within and outside the organisation through transformative changes that are more inclusive and allow for gender parity.

Speaking on FMNWN’s key initiatives, Coumantaros said, “I wish to applaud the network and its management for the invaluable initiatives taken from inception till date in the cause of creating the envisaged future.

“The FMN Women Network has also continued to broaden its participation in the Nigeria2Equal gender program under the auspices of the International Finance Corporation. Through this proactive partnership, we are directly reducing gender gaps across employment and entrepreneurship in the private sector.”

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