Women in Business in Nigeria

Female participation in business is a hotly debated issue within Nigeria, with many local and governmental initiatives in place to try to bolster the number of women in management positions.

The very fact that these initiatives are deemed necessary gives a good indication that there is a problem at the moment.

Most middle-ranking and senior managers you meet in Nigeria will be men and although foreign female managers will generally be met with great courtesy, they run the risk of not being taken as seriously as their male colleagues (even if their male colleagues are junior to them).


This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Nigeria only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

Country Breakdown





Nigerian Naira


$ 405.1