By Isaac Anumihe
Female employees of APM Terminals Apapa Limited joined other women across the world to mark the 2017 International Women’s Day.
The event attracted several notable women from across the maritime industry, including members of the Women in Logistics and Transportation (WILAT), led by Hajia Aisha Ali-Ibrahim. She is also the Port Manager of the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa and the Assistant Comptroller of Customs in charge of scanning at the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa.
The International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. The day, which is celebrated every March 8, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Head, Human Resources of APM Terminals Apapa, Bunmi Pratt said: “A.P. Moller-Maersk believes in diversity, not just gender diversity but diversity in nationality or ethnicity and even disability. As a result, we are looking at hiring more women within the group to achieve gender diversity. We need more professional women to stand up and take up the jobs that they are qualified for and not restricted by gender bias.
“To achieve this gender diversity especially for women, we have anchored the diversity principle in our hiring process so that when we hire, we don’t just hire a woman but we hire and make sure that we have a diverse workforce, reaching out to the talents, including women available in the country.”