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WIMBIZ lauds and Celebrate 20 Trailblazers at Legend Balls

Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) held its iconic Legends Ball in recognition and celebration of twenty female living legends in Nigeria.

The exclusive evening-gown event, to mark WIMBIZ’s 20th Anniversary, held on October 30th in Lagos. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Lady Maiden Alex Ibru, Prof. Ibironke Akinsete, Onyeka Onwenu, Chief Mrs Kofo Olawoye; Dr Sarah Jubril, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye and Chief Dr Onikepo Akande, OON, CON were among the recognized female pioneers, who through sheer audacity have broken barriers for women and achieved incredible feats in their different endeavours.

Speaking about the legends, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo, Chairman, Board of Trustees, WIMBIZ said: “We are celebrating female legends who dared to challenge the status quo when nobody else could and succeeded.”

In addition to recognizing the female legends, Mrs. Ighodalo emphasized that WIMBIZ has built an institution that is beyond its trustees. “As a founding trustee, I am excited to see younger women take on leadership roles within the WIMBIZ community, 10 years ago, having mentored and worked with our current leaders, we passed on the baton of leadership to them and its been graceful watching them flourish.”

The WIMBIZ Legends Ball is one in a series of pre-conference events leading to the 20th WIMBIZ Annual Conference set to take place on November 4th and 5th, 2021. Confirmed speakers for the Conference are Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Economist and Founder, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Atedo Peterside, CON; former Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika, as well as Founder, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (now GTCo) and FATE Foundation, Fola Adeola

Tags : Chief Mrs Kofo Olawoye; Dr Sarah JubrilChief Nike Davies-OkundayeIfeyinwa IgbodaloFola AdeolaIbironke AkinseteIbukun AwoshikaNgozi Okonjo-IwealaOnyeka Onwenu
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