Diversification of the Nigerian Economy: Women Leveraging Existing Opportunities

Nigeria has been re-positioning to fully diversify the economy. Range of initiatives devoted to promoting other sectors of the economy are in place as part of Government's reform programmes. SMEs have proven to be a reliable vehicle for economic transformation in developing countries; due to a wide range of benefits associated with this such as employment generation, foreign exchange conservation, equitable wealth distribution and interdependence among businesses. The theme focuses on how to identify, explore and encourage women to take maximum advantage of these opportunities that are critical considerations in the context of Nigeria’s long term ambition thereby contributing to build a sustainable economy.

Date/Time: Tuesday  07 Aug. 2018 | 1300 - 1630   

Venue: Abora  Suites, Eko Hotels & Suites

Highlights of Lead Presentations!

  • Beyond Oil and Gas: Gains and prospects for the Economy

It is a no-brainer that oil and gas have been the core of the Nigerian economy, however in the light of the current push worldwide to move away from fossil fuel, how can we leverage on what we have now to create a diversified economy that is not solely dependent on oil and gas.

  • Improving your Personal Effectiveness using KAIZEN

Getting better at what you do, creating maximum value, in the minimum time and effort is an essential habit for highly effective people. Learn how applying constant continuous improvement in making use of all the resources you have at your disposal (i.e your talents, strengths, skills, energy and time) can enable you achieve both work and life goals.

  • The Journey to Inclusion: Building Workplaces that work for Women in Nigeria

This topic will explore the workplace culture in Nigeria and, specifically, the impact of inclusion on women. How does  feeling included matter to individual or team performance?

Are there gender differences in what helps employees feel included? How can women thrive in the workplace? And, what can leaders do to promote feelings of inclusion for women and men?              


13:00               Arrival of special guests/Exhibition ground tour

13:30               Ushering of guests to the venue

13.40               National Anthem

13:35               Introduction of Dignitaries

13:45               Welcome remarks – Mr. Chikezie Nwosu, Chairman SPE Nigeria Council

14:00               Sponsor’s Remarks

14.10               Introduction of Panelists/Resource Persons 

14:15              Keynote Address:  Diversification of the Nigerian Economy: Women Leveraging Existing Opportunities” - Dr. Ndidi Nnoli Edozien, Founder/Chair, Growing Businesses Foundation 

14:35               Session2: “Beyond Oil and Gas: Gains and Prospects for the Economy”- Mr. Femi Omotayo,

14:45               “Our Role in Promoting Women and Girls in STEM 

14:55               Session 3: “Improving your Personal Effectiveness using KAIZEN” - Dr. Adetoun Mustapha, 

15:05               Panel Session: “The Journey to Inclusion: Building Workplaces that work for Women in Nigeria”-Mrs. Habiba Ali

15:35               Questions and Comments - Moderator 

16:00               Vote of Thanks 

16:05               AOB (Presentation of gifts, Photo sessions etc) 

16:10               Cocktail/Networking session 

16:30               Departure




1.    How do I reach the organizers for inquiries? Please email us at spenc-secretariat@spenigeriacouncil.org

2.    How much do I need to pay to attend? This is a FREE event

3.    If I have registered for NAICE, do I need to register for this event separately? Yes click on the Register Now link

4.    Does registration for this event give me access to other events at NAICE? No, you will need to register for those events.

5.    What do I have to bring onsite to attend? Printed copy of registration confirmation email

6.    What time does the seminar start/finish? The seminar starts at 13.00 and will finish by 16:30.

7.    I am a man, can I attend this event? Yes the event is open to all genders

Click HERE to register for NAICE2018


Vision of WDP:

To promote the advancement of women professionals (WPs) in Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria, by providing a networking platform via the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Past WDP Events
2017 Theme: "Women in Leadership: Aspire, Invest, Achieve". 
view page
  • Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Nnoli Akpedeye

2016 Theme: "Exploring Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs in the Oil and Gas Sector – Now is the Time".view page

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy Jadesimi

2015 Theme: "Global Oil Price Trend; Lessons from the Past and Insights into the Future – Perspective of Women Leaders". view page

  • Keynote Speaker: Ms. Elsie Ajayi

2014 Theme: Women in Nigerian Energy Industry: Changing the perception from “Part of the Pack” to “Leader of the Pack”. view page

  • Keynote Speaker: Mrs Folurunsho Alakija

2013 Theme: Gender Diversity and Empowering Women Leadership - Benefits to the Oil & Gas Industry


Limited complimentary seats available for non-conference attendees


Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Founder/Chair, Growing Businesses Foundation- 
Keynote Speaker

Mr Femi Omotayo, Managing  Director/CEO,  AOS Orwell - Speaker

Dr Adetoun Mustapha, Transformation and Business Improvement Mgr, SNEPCo- Speaker


Habiba Ali, CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies -Moderator, Panel Session

Mrs Oluwafunmilola Ale, Executive Director Services NNPC R&D- Panelist