The Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum (NBAWF) at the just concluded 3rd Annual General Conference charged female lawyers to take advantage of technology trainings and utilize technology to grow their career.
The theme of the Conference was “TECH HER IN: INNOVATING FOR GENDER EQUITY”.
The event which brought together, Female Lawyers, Associations and Key Stakeholders, was an opportunity for everyone to dialogue, air their views/visions on the use of Innovation and technology to achieve gender equity.
The event was also designed to generate discussions on the innovative use of technology by female lawyers and indeed female professionals, in general, in order to become better positioned and empowered to overcome the limitations and stereotypical biases that traditionally hold them back in their careers and life generally.
The Conference featured a Welcome Remark by the NBAWF Chairperson, Chinyere Okorocha, the Conference Overview by the CPC Chairperson, Dr. Foluke Dada, a Keynote Address by Dr. Jumoke Oduwole (Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business), a Closing Remark by the Chairperson LOC and Lead FCT, Mohammed Adama, as well as 4 Plenary Sessions, centred on Accelerating ‘’Her’’ Career Through Technology, Equity Unveiled: What Does Equity Mean?, Tech. Transformation: What’s Next? and Collaborating For Her.
The Panelists stressed the need for female lawyers to personally develop themselves technologically and utilize platforms like LinkedIn to grow their career as law professionals.
They also noted that in this era of technology, female lawyers and lawyers generally, need cybersecurity skills to be able to protect their clients’ information.
It was also noted that the adoption of technology by female Lawyers will help bridge the gender gaps in the profession as women will be able to use technology to set the path for themselves as female leaders.
It was recommended that in order for female lawyers to compete favourably in Legal Practice, they can leverage technology through remote work, take care of their families while climbing the career ladder, adding that though female lawyers are not there yet but that they are making considerable progress. It was further noted that women can leverage technology for networking and build a personal brand.
The objective of the event was to recognize the importance of the Nigerian Female Lawyer in shaping the future of the Bar and our great country, Nigeria.