Keystone Bank via its female empowerment initiative the Pink Network partnered with Matters Arising To Address Womanhood (MATA) for the 1st All Female Conference held in Kano and Northern Nigeria on 2nd December 2018.
The conference, MATA 2018, was organised to address challenges women face in today’s society – career pursuit, family life, entrepreneurial culture, health, politics and nation building among others.
MATA 2018 featured discussions led by high-profile and influential women including the first female and current Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Kano state – Hajiya Ameena Pindar Abubakar who spoke on “Women in Leadership”, and a renowned expert obstetrician and gynaecologist – Professor Hadiza Galadanchi, who addressed “The Role of Women in Maternal Mortality.”
Other notable women in attendance included – Hajiya Laila U. Buhari, senatorial aspirant; Hajiya Hauwa El-Yakubu, senatorial aspirant; Her Lordship, Salma Ahmed Dan-Baffa; Sophie, On-air Personality Cool FM Kano; Mrs Sa’adatu Aminu Ibrahim, Kano’s first female chartered accountant, daughter of the executive Governor, Hasiya Umar Abdullahi and several business women and School proprietors.
Highlights of the event were exhibition and sales of different items by Kano-based brands at the MATA stalls, ONGA food tasting session, Pink Account Segment, Erisco Food Competition as well as networking of 700 female participants.