FMDQ Commemorates International Women’s Day
On March 8, 2019, the international community celebrated the International Women’s Day, a day set apart to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world, and FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange (“FMDQ” or the “Securities Exchange”), in solidarity with the world and acknowledging the important role women play in the community at large, joined in celebrating the International Women’s Day, in line with the global theme for 2019 #BalanceforBetter.
FMDQ commemorated this year’s International Women’s Day with an event for its staff, which featured, amongst others, a short documentary of FMDQ staff speaking on women who have greatly inspired them, a special address on ‘Empowering Women to Break the Glass Ceiling’, facilitated by a well-respected financial market titan, Mrs. Hajara Adeola, Managing Director/CEO of Lotus Capital, as well as spoken word/poetry from FMDQ staff. In solidarity with securities exchanges worldwide, FMDQ also ‘rang the bell’ for gender equality at its offices, Exchange Place, Lagos.
As a progressive organisation that prides itself in empowerment and gender parity, FMDQ will remain committed to the values of sustainability in its drive to empower the financial markets in support of the Nigerian economy.