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Since 2010,Inspiring Woman Series annual women's conference has inspired women to inspireother women. It has been a gathering of knowledge sharing, enlightenment, andnetworking. This year, the theme is.... Because She Dared.
Incelebration of this year's edition, which is the 10th, it is acombination of conference, awards, fashion show, music and more.
Speakersinclude CHAIRPERSON: IBUKUN AWOSIKA, Founder/CEO, The Chair Centre Group.KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Adviser of the Africa EconomicDevelopment Policy Initiative.
SPECIALGUESTS OF HONOUR, The First Lady of Lagos state, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, TheFirst Lady of Kwara State, Her Excellency Ambassador, Dr. Olufolake Abdulrazaq.The First Lady Of Kebbi State,Her Excellency, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, HerExcellency, Dame Abimbola Fashola, Chair/Founder, Leadership Empowerment AndResource Network (LEARN).
Otherspeakers include: BOMA ALABI (SAN) Chairman, JUST Commercial Vehicles NigeriaLimited, FATIMA WALI-ABDURRAHMAN, Senior Advisor to the Group President,Dangote Industries Limited, CECILIA AKINTOMIDE, Former Vice President SecretaryGeneral AfDB, HANSATU ADEGBITE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WIMBIZ, CHARLOTTE ESSIET(Engr.), Director, Government Relations at AOS Orwell Limited, IMOMOEMI IBISIKI(Ph.D), Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Board of Directors of HeritageBank Plc., ROLAKE AKINKUGBE-FILANI, Chief Commercial Officer at Mixta Africaand BEATRICE OLUMHENSE, Founder/CEO, PatrickRow Limited.
According tothe initiator/coordinator, Associate Editor of BusinessDay, Kemi Ajumobi"10 years of coordinating this event has been filled with a lot of experiences.I am glad that the programme has impacted several lives till date. Anything youhave consistently done for 10 years is worth celebrating and I give glory toGod for bringing us this far. With the themeâ€¦BECAUSE SHE DARED, we will behearing the stories of these women of substance on how they dared. Registeredparticipants are guaranteed of a swell time" she said.
At the pressconference, according to BEATRICE OLUMHENSE, Founder/CEO, PatrickRowLimited, "As a generation chosen to go through one of the most challengingtimes in history, from health, work to general well-being, getting together todiscuss and celebrate at the 10th Business Day Inspiring Women Series issomething I'm honoured to be a part of. It is my belief that cracking the codeto a more equitable future is a task for women and sharing our livedexperiences holds some of recipe to breaking those barriers. Our Africanexperience is built on rich storytelling that help build different muscles fromsocial relationships to business virtues and as a Sickle cell warrior who hasbeen blessed with some important successes, daring to start my luxury homefragrance and wellness brand, PatrickRow Maison, in the midst of a pandemic wasno less daunting. However, all serious daring starts from within."
"The themefor the Inspiring Woman Series 10, ...Because She Dared, gives me theperfect opportunity to share my personal professional history, strengths,challenges, experiences, and the core values that has shaped me to become atrusted legal advisor; easing decision-making of various local andmultinational companies, across diverse business segments, in my years ofcommercial legal practice, and now, as in-house legal adviser; creating bespokelegal solutions that are instrumental to driving sustainable execution of theoverall business strategy of the Board of Directors and Executive Management ofHeritage Bank Plc. As I tell my story, which is significantly unique to me, Ihope that it inspires many women to dare to risk the usual and see their worldor their situation from a new perspective." IMOMOEMI IBISIKI (Ph.D.), CompanySecretary/Legal Adviser to the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank Plc., said.
"I amlooking forward to the BusinessDay's 10th Inspiring Woman Conference onDecember 10, 2021. Achieving gender equality for every girl and woman andclosing gender gaps will require us to be bold, daring, strategic and resultoriented. This is what the conference will promote as we learn from our commonexperiences under the theme "Because She Dared". CECILIA AKINTOMIDE,Former Vice President Secretary General AfDB, said.
According toCHARLOTTE ESSIET (Engr.), Director, Government Relations at AOS Orwell Limited,"I am aligned with the program as we all have been through a few situationsthat made us stronger and wiser. I have had my own fair share of differentconversations around my career and how I had a fast track, which also includedthe question of if I was good enough for the roles. I have huge expectations onthe event as I will also learn from other women, share their experiences, painand joy." She said.
L-R, Director, Government Relations at AOS Orwell Limited, CHARLOTTE ESSIET (Engr.), Founder/CEO, PatrickRow Limited, BEATRICE OLUMHENSE, Associate Editor/Coordinator, Inspiring Woman Series, BusinessDay, KEMI AJUMOBI, Former Vice President Secretary General, AfDB, CECILIA AKINTOMIDE, and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank Plc, IMOMOEMI IBISIKI (Ph.D), at the press conference in preparation for BusinessDay's Inspiring Woman Series 10 recently.
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