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APWEN/NNPC Invent it- Build it: 21 Girls receive Engr. Maikanti Baru Scholarship Awards

...other zones to follow Few days ago, in Bauchi State, 21 girls were presented with the first set of scholarships awarded by Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, APWEN in conjunction with NNPC. The scholarship which was born out of desire to encourage and get more girl-child into engineering was initiated by the Association last year as part of...

APWEN to honour Nigeria’s First Registered Female Engineer, Olu Maduka at Annual Lecture

Over 35 years ago, engineering in Nigeria was mainly seen as men domain. The few women in engineering were not that visible as we have today. They faced a lot of challenges that frustrated many out of the profession.  And then came 1982 when a handful of female engineers, led by Engr Joanna Olu Maduka, came together to establish what...

CED Award: Professional Women In Built Industry Challenge Colleagues On Personal Development

In recognition of the fact that the percentage of women in the built of environment is nowhere close to that of their male counterparts, some women in the sector have challenged themselves on how best to conform to the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: ‘Press for Progress, Reach for the Top’, in other to influence decisions that...

APWEN sets to Unveil Engr Felicia Agubata as its 15th President

On the Saturday, February 17, 2018 at exactly 11 am, the National Engineering Centre, at Victoria Island will play host to dignitaries from across the country. Unlike other engineering events, this is a unique one celebrating our women in engineering at the investiture of Engr Felicia Agubata as the 15th President of the Association. She will be taking over...

APWEN President, Engr Felicia Agubata Leads Women Engineers on Courtesy Visit to NNPC’s GMD, Dr Maikanti K. Baru

APWEN President ,  Engr Felicia Agubata has led the Nigerian Women engineers on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC under the leadership of Engr Dr. Maikanti K. Baru. The Meeting was part of the Association's drive toward promoting its goal at encouraging more women in Engineering.  At the meeting which had in attendance some of the...

ENGR FELICIA AGUBATA: Competence defines today’s woman

Practising engineering as a woman in a country like ours can be challenging, but for Felicia Agubata, no course is men’s reserve. She is currently a Chief Engineer at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Incoming President, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN). Her exceptional skills and work ethics have earned her letters of commendation...

Your Competence Has Nothing To Do With Gender – Engr Oguntala

Engr. Margaret Oguntala is the vice president, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and a member of various professional bodies as well as CEO Bamsat Engineering Services. In this chat with NKASIOBI OLUIKPE , she made it clear that gender is not a limitation for any woman who sets out to succeed. Excerpts: What is the name of your firm and...

FAEO, RAEng, others canvass women participation in engineering

The Federation of African Engineering Organisation, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science, Engineering and Technology Development Network, among others, have identified reasons why young girls shy away from the engineering profession. According to them, engineering must not be seen a profession that is primarily for men, as they urged parents and teachers to encourage women and girls to...

NSE Auchi Branch Elects Engr Obomeghie as its First Female Chair

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Auchi Branch has elected and sworn-in Obomeghie Mariam Abdul as its first female Chairperson at its last Annual General meeting held at the Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) building, Auchi. She is succeeding the outgoing Engr Aluyah Dauda Okudugha, a Civil Engineer . The list of the Newly elected executive members are:  Engr. Mrs Obomeghie...

To Create More Jobs and Promote indigenous Industries, Patronize indigenous Industries — Engr Atinuke Owolabi

The Chief Executive Officer, Wurvicat International Limited Mrs Atinuke Wuraola Owolabi in this interview with, Dr SAMUEL IBIYEMI recently spoke on why she opted for Electrical Engineering as a female and her interest in procurement of materials exclusively under the control of male engineers. Beside, Mrs Owolabi, a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers identified access to fund...