The International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside worldwide to celebrate women. Women Founders Group (WFG) arm of Startup Kano celebrated this iconic day by recognizing 50 influential women in northern Nigeria.
WFG lead Miss Aysha Tofa said,”Northern women have always been subject of stereotype and this has led to many of them been unrecognized and unappreciated in the society. We want to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by recognizing this heroines and patriots in the region”
The women were selected on the basis of merit and cut across all industries and professions. One of the criteria is they must have made positive impact towards the growth and development of their society and their contributions must have immensely affected their community.
Some of the notable women include the former first lady Hajiya Maryam Abacha, Kebbi State first lady Dr. Zainab Bagudu, United Nation Deputy Secretary General Hajiya Amina Muhammad and the President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria Engr. Hauwa Sadique and many other influential women.
The celebration was online through WFG social media handles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. International Women’s Day is a yearly celebration that will continue to acknowledge the impact of women in the society and in the history of the world.
Here are some eFlyers of the women: