March 26, 2023

As a global citizen and activist, Hamzat Lawal believes that women are critical stakeholders in achieving development. This belief is reinforced today, March 8, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) and pledges to ‘Break The Bias’.

In line with the theme of IWD 2022 – Break The Bias, Lawal, in an unprecedented initiative will host and facilitate a female-only panelist to mark his 35th birthday on March 12. Through his birthday symposium, the founder of Follow The Money is providing a platform for women leaders to have an intergenerational dialogue on leadership and taking active roles in closing the wide gender gap in Africa.

The speakers include: Amina Salihu (Senior Program Officer with the MacArthur Foundation Africa Office), Bella Anne Ndubuisi (Public affairs specialist in the diplomatic community, Nigeria), Dr Halimah Nuhu Sanda (Founder/CEO ROMZAIB Foundation), Rinsola Abiola (Derinsola Abiola Foundation), Maryam Laushi (Strategy Team member, Not Too Young To Run Movement) and Chioma Agwuegbo (Executive Director, TechHerNG), all of whom have blazed the trail in their various capacities.

With a goal to drive important dialogue and beyond celebrating his life and work, Lawal seeks for the symposium to spark deeper conversations on why more women are needed at the table and that these conversations continue long after the event is over.

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