By Nomsu Baba

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The International Women Power Conference Africa (IWPCAFRICA) has honoured High Chief Dr Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, President/CEO, When In Need Foundation (WIN), USA, and Every Life Matters Humanitarian Foundation (ELIMH), Nigeria, as one of the 50 most influential African Women in the Diaspora.

The annual event which this time around took place at Ladi Kwali Conference Hall of Sharaton Hotels and Towers,  on Satúrday in Abuja, was organized to further champion the course for gender equality, and to confer honours to African Women in foreign countries that are leaving their foot prints through various services to humanity.

Delivering her key note address/paper titled “,Women and the Economy”,  Dr. Chetachi observed that discussing the above topic cannot be a successful effort, especially here in Nigeria and African as a whole, until the gender gab is closed.

High Chief Dr. Chetachi during her presentation

“We live in a country that looks at us as second class citizens to men, however, we are actually first class citizens, because a woman is the most powerful creature in the world.

“Women are the catalysts of our global economy, and we are the targeted audience of most products; because a woman purchases more of any product you could think of, than the male counterpart” she averred

According to her “Technology is another major initiative that women have to participate in; we have to educate our women on all the new technology advances.

“In order for us women to promote economic growth, we must position ourselves in politics space, to first represent women, we need more women in politics to occupy several seats both at the local, states and national levels”.

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Speaking further, in her acceptance speech as the “Global Chairperson of the International African Women Power Conference” for the next two years, High Chief Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton promised to give in all her time and needed resources, to promote gender equality.

“I am going to serve, and I will serve to the best of my ability, I will make sure that women and girl child are voices in this nation and Africa as a whole.

“I will use this opportunity to say thank you very much to my wonderful children in the United States, for the past 20 years, they have allowed everyone in about 50 countries to share their mother with them”. 

“I am a global woman, and as I look forward to my title here, hopefully I’m going to have more than 10-20 million children, and I’m going to make woman to be their chairperson”, she added.

The International event seeks to change the narratives of people, especially Africans and Nigerians in particular, in respect to gender related issues.

Recall that, Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton and her team, through the When In Need Foundation (WIN) and the Every Life Matters Humanitarian Foundation ( ELIMH) have through the years put so much tireless efforts in providing a level playing ground for all genders to thrive, without bias among other things.

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