Women must work together to expand opportunities for their progress
This was the thrust of discussions at the investiture of the 5th Chairman of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria APWEN, Akure chapter, Engr. Dorcas Akinwumi.
Oluseye Akinwalere reports that the chairman was inaugurated alongside the 2020/2022 executive members.
The event witnessed a huge turnout of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate the new APWEN chairman.
The Immediate past Chairman of Akure chapter of APWEN, Engr. Adebukola Mogaji in her welcome address assured her successor of total support during her tenure
The guest speaker, Engr. Olayinka Abdul who spoke on Navigating Work Place Politics: An indepth Guide for Female Professionals urged women to be selfless, identify individual areas of core competence and identify their weaknesses and strength.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye said the ingenuity of women engineers in the country in ensuring stability in the system should be commended, noting that Engr Akinwumi is an outstanding officer in his ministry
Some new executives, Engr. Adebusayo Obolo and Engr Adebimpe Amigun promised their unalloyed support and efficiency to move the association forward.
In her inaugural speech, Engr Dorcas Akinwunmi pledged to uphold the dignity of women engineers and to serve the entire engineering profession and humanity diligently with the new position.
She acknowledged the challenges ahead especially the expectations from the engineering community and stakeholders, and promised to focus on capacity building to mobilise necessary human and material resources and create value for the good of the society in line with the mission of APWEN.
Mrs Akinwumi who is a civil engineer is the Deputy Chief Resident Engineer in the Ondo State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
Highlight of the event was presentation of awards.