The Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum (“NBAWF”) is set to enter into a partnership with the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) through its Women-In-Law Section.
The partnership will be evidenced by a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) which will be executed by both parties at a virtual signing ceremony today, Thursday August 13th, 2020 at 5pm prompt.
Under the partnership, the NYSBA and the NBAWF will undertake joint initiatives to advance and empower women in the legal profession for success.
Speaking about the event, the vice chair of the forum, Chinyere Okorocha urged stakeholders to work with the NBAWF to sustain its goal towards advancing gender equality and empower female lawyers for success, “by putting all hands on deck and collaborating towards making the partnership a resounding success,” she said.
In attendance at the signing, will be the President of the NYSBA, President Scott M. Karson, the Chair of the NYSBA Women in Law Section, Terri. A Mazur, the President of the NBA, Paul Usoro SAN and the Chairperson of the NBAWF, Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose SAN.
Other attendees at this event include, Ernesto Guerrero, program manager, Law Students and Diversity and Inclusion, NYSBA, alongside key members of the NBAWF. This includes, Chinyere Okorocha, vice chair; Nsidibe Aideyan, secretary; Dr. Foluke Dada, head, Advocacy Committee; Ayotola Jagun, head, external relations committee; Busayo Balogun-Agusto, deputy head external relations; and Theodora Kio-Lawson, deputy head, media and publicity.
The Signing Ceremony, which will mark the commencement of a laudable Partnership between the NYSBA and the NBAWF, is anticipated to have far reaching effects; and will undoubtedly be commemorated as one of the Forum’s key accomplishments.