Media and Press Links

For media enquiries, please contact the APWENLagos office on:
E-mail: info@apwenlagos@org; 
Tel: +234 (0)700 APWENLAGOS; 
   +234 (0)705 050 5015
  +234 (0)701 244 1177

APWEN logos for Press Releases and Marketing:
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The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) was formed by
six women engineers led by Engr. (Mrs.) J. O. Maduka in 1982, and was formally
inaugurated in 1983.  It was originally meant to be a pressure group since most
men hiring engineers then would rather have women in the kitchen, and not on
construction sites or behind the desk carrying out engineering designs.
APWEN is a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), a non-governmental
umbrella body for all engineers in Nigeria. ...but unlike the other divisions,
APWEN is made up of professional female engineers in all disciplines of
engineering. APWEN also has University Student (collegiate) membership.
Nurturing a technologically developed nation with women engineers as key players.

APWEN coordinates a number of other products and services including "International
Women's Day", MentorSET (the mentoring scheme for women in STEM), Introduce A
Girl To Engineering (a support mechanism for introducing girls into engineering)
and Public lecture.

Although the world has changed since a group of women decided to band together to
create an organisation to support women in engineering, the need is very much
still there. APWEN works in a number of ways to support women in STEM, to
encourage the study and application of engineering, to promote gender equality
and diversity in the workplace, and to award excellence and encourage achievement
through our awards and grants schemes.