The new Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum (NBAWF) will be inaugurated on Monday, 16th January, 2023 at the Westwood Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. The new Executive Committee members will be taking over the mantle of leadership from the erstwhile executives.

Chinyere Okorocha, Partner and Head of the Health and Pharmaceuticals Sector at Tier-1 law firm, Jackson, Etti & Edu is the incoming Chairperson of the Forum. She will take over the mantle of leadership from leading legal scholar, Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, SAN.

Other members of the Executive Committee are Ifueko Alufohai, Vice Chairperson; Irene Iniobong Pepple, Secretary; Mercy Ijato-Agada, Treasurer and Theodora Kio-Lawson, Publicity Secretary.

The NBA Women Forum is an arm of the Nigerian Bar Association committed to empowering, inspiring and guiding female legal professionals in Nigeria. Since its inauguration in 2019, the NBAWF has served as a platform for advocacy for female lawyers.

The Forum fosters gender equality as it affects the promotion and appointment of female lawyers to well-deserved positions. The NBAWF has also been at the forefront of empowering female lawyers in Nigeria through mentoring and exposure to national and international workshops, thereby encouraging female lawyers to have a global outlook, perspective and reach.

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