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ND Western: Inspiring Empowerment for Women in Oil & Gas Sector

The United Nations Sustainability Development Goal #5 is targeted at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girl-child across the world. Denying women equal rights deprives half of the population of the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Political, economic, and social equality for women will benefit every citizen of the world. In Nigeria, several non-governmental organizations are championing the cause for women’s empowerment while ND Western Limited (NDW), through its Women Network is leveraging its human assets to drive narratives around equity for the female gender.

ND Western Women Network was established in 2020 to be a “think pad” for NDW’s management and to further drive inclusion and diversity within the workforce. In 2022, the ND Western Women Network and three of its sister companies, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited (NDPR), FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Limited, and Walter-Smith Exploration and Production Limited, came together to form the Fierce Four in celebration of the International Women’s Day, #BreakTheBias.  with the  aim to build and foster more collaboration and impactful networking across all four companies.

Recently, the NDW Women Network hosted a full day of activity in Lagos where women of Fierce Four gathered to learn, network, and have honest conversations about women’s experiences within the industry while playing games amid pomp.

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