The Guardian partners with WIMBIZ to give voice to women
THE management of The Guardian has announced a partnership with Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a Nigerian non-profit organisation with a focus on providing intensive press coverage for women and their accomplishments in the mainstream Nigerian media.
The announcement of the partnership coincided with the 14th yearly conference of WIMBIZ entitled, “Step up and stand out.”
“I am delighted we could form an alliance with WIMBIZ to bring to the front burner of national consciousness issues affecting women. Today, the Nigerian woman finds it difficult to find her voice in the public space. That is why we have decided to ensure that her voice must be heard. And for us, WIMBIZ is a partner of choice since the organisation is in the business of empowering women,” said Mrs Maiden Ibru, Publisher of The Guardian.
To this end, a category tagged Guardian Woman has been created on the newspaper website (www.ngrguardiannews.com), which will be dedicated to celebrating successful Nigerian women in different facets of life, women entrepreneurship, health, socio-political representation and a host of other issues affecting them.
Mrs Ibru said further that The Guardian would be ready to partner organisations desirous of empowering Nigerian women.
She added: “The reception has been wonderful since we mooted the idea of Guardian Woman. A few NGOs have shown interest and we expect them to come on board fully to utilise our platform in the coming weeks. By using our website for this kind of cause, we are ensuring we give boundless space for fair and adequate representation of the Nigerian woman.”
Formed in 2011, WIMBIZ has an overriding vision of being “the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building.”
It has members who are successful in their respective careers.