NGX Regulation Introduces EquipHER Initiative for Women’s Empowerment

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

An initiative dedicated to empowering women and driving inclusive growth within Nigeria’s equity market, EquipHER, has been introduced by the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Regulation Limited.

The scheme was launched by the leading self-regulatory organisation committed to advancing market development to address 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.

On Friday, November 17, 2023, NGX RegCo, in collaboration with key market stakeholders, will host the inaugural workshop for female investors themed EquipHER: Financial Literacy and Inclusion for Women’s Economic Growth.

The event will take place at the Nigerian Exchange Group House, Lagos, and will feature impactful presentations, goodwill messages, a fireside chat, and a panel discussion led by esteemed professionals from the public and private sectors in Nigeria.

The chief executive of NGXRegCo, Ms Tinuade Awe, explained 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.

Commenting on the new initiative, she 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.”

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