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Joke Silva, Adebola Williams, Others to Speak at DentsuAgyle 2024 Masterclass in UNILAG

DentsuAgyle Nigeria, a prominent integrated marketing, media buying/investment, entertainment and production agency, has unveiled speakers and panellists for its one-day masterclass for students of the University of Lagos holding on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Organisers of the masterclass noted that the event is curated for young female undergraduates and postgraduate students in mass communication and theatre arts departments, self-starters and entrepreneurs to enlighten and empower them to become the next generation executives in the media and marketing communication industry.

The star-studded masterclass, themed, ‘Women leading change – Empowering the next generation of marketing and creative mavericks’, will be headlined by the iconic Nigerian actress and entrepreneur, Joke Silva and Adebola Williams Marketing Director of Promasidor who are the  keynote speakers.

Also, General Manager, DentsuAgyle Nigeria, Marian Ogaziechi, and Producer and Advertising Executive, Faith Adepoju, will be facilitating masterclass sessions on digital, social media and advertising.

These leading personalities in the media and advertising industry will be discussing current trends in media, content, and monetisation at the symposium holding at the Theatre Hall, Department of Creative Arts, UNILAG and will be hosted by Tomike Adeoye.

Other professionals that will be speaking are Managing Director, TVC Entertainment, Morayo Afolabi-Brown; Actress and Content Creator, AdenibuyanOlubamike; Founder, Africa International Film Festival, Chioma Ude; Country Manager Disney, Ochuko Adebayo; and Industry Manager, Google, Damilola Abodunrin.

Panellists who will be dissecting current trends in media are Country Manager, MTV Base,AkintudeBada; Executive Director, DSTV Media Sales,Doris Ohanugo; Portfolio Manager Premium, Nigerian Breweries,Maria Shadeko; Managing Director, LoatsadPromomedia; and Chief Commercial Officer, News Central TV, Rosemary Egabor.

Ogaziechi explained further that the masterclass would equip UNILAG students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the competitive media and marketing landscape.

“This event will provide UNILAG students with a unique opportunity to gain insights and knowledge from a highly respected figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry,” Ogaziechi said.

“We are incredibly honoured to have Joke Silva as the keynote speaker for our DentsuAgyleMasterclass at UNILAG. Joke Silva, a multi-award-winning actress, producer, and director, will share her vast experience in the creative sector, offering invaluable advice on navigating the ever-evolving world of media and marketing.

“Her illustrious career and dedication to her craft are an inspiration to many, and we are confident that her insights will be immensely valuable to our future generation of marketing and media professionals.”

As part of the programme, 10 participants would be given a few minutes to sell their business ideas using the knowledge gained from the masterclass.

The contest would see the Diamond winner going home with N600,000 cash prize and six months of internship, the Platinum winner would get N400,000 cash prize plus three months of internship, the Gold winner, N500,000 (Tomike Prize); the Silver winner N350,000 and the Bronze winner, N250,000 cash price.

 

To register, visit: https://dentsuagyle.com/registerwlc/

 

 

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Experts Urge Women to Embrace Digital Revolution, Break Barriers at LATTES 3.0

The First West Africa Director of Google who recently left the tech giant, and founded Beyond Limits Africa, Juliet Ehimuan alongside other leading women in tech and other field have urged women to optimally leverage on technology and empowerment opportunities  which will help them actualise their dreams irrespective of the obstacles in their career. 

The experts made this known at the Ladies at the Table Empowerment Series (LATTES 3.0) organised by Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited. The annual event with the theme “The Woman of the Future”was an hybrid and had the attendance of thousands of women across the country who attended virtually and were thrilled by the insights shared by the keynote speaker and the panelists.

Speaking at the event, Olumide Oyetan,  Managing Director, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers said that LATTES was created to empower women through informative sessions that will equip them with the right information to excel in their economic and personal endeavours.

He added that through the initiative,  Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers is fostering sustainable development and gender parity in the country and it would continue to empower the gender through various initiatives.

The keynote speaker,  Juliet advised women to take bold steps in their career and also live a well-balanced life.

She urged women to think about their future and explore opportunities that this time present despite living in a volatile,  uncertain,  complex and ambiguous (VOCA) world.

She charged women to learn and unlearn what does not work any more and  have a fearless approach to tackle challenges and break barriers,.”The future is for the bold, we need to take bold steps, ” she emphasised.

She also stated that women of the future should be intentional,  courageous,  digitally empowered,  have a growth mindset and adaptable.

Event was hosted by Mojibade Sosanya, International Event Compere and featured seasoned panelists like Dr. Omolola Salako,  oncologist;  Solape Akinpelu,  CEO/Co-Founder,  Hervest; and Tobi Ayeni,  Digital Strategist and Founder,  Misstechy who shared insights on how women can achieve work-life balance, including what inspired their company formation and how they were able to surmount some of the challenges they faced.

Dr. Omolola urged women to embark on regular exercise, eat right, rest well and go for check up to avoid having health challenges.

Also,  Solape tasked women in business to collaborate, and delegate responsibilities to reduce stress and add more value anywhere they are.

Similarly,  Tobi said Nigeria is the best place to develop new ideas, stating that the time is now for women to start to innovate.

Event was hosted by Mojibade Sosanya, International Event Compere and featured seasoned panelists like Dr. Omolola Salako,  oncologist;  Solape Akinpelu,  CEO/Co-Founder,  Hervest; and Tobi Ayeni,  Digital Strategist and Founder,  Misstechy who shared insights on how women can achieve work-life balance, including what inspired their company formation and how they were able to surmount some of the challenges they faced.

Dr. Omolola urged women to embark on regular exercise, eat right, rest well and go for check up to avoid having health challenges.

Also,  Solape tasked women in business to collaborate, and delegate responsibilities to reduce stress and add more value anywhere they are.

Similarly,  Tobi said Nigeria is the best place to develop new ideas, stating that the time is now for women to start to innovate.

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LG Electronics Steers Discourse on Health and Wellness in Celebration of Women’s Month

In celebration of Women’s Month, a combination of Women’s & Mother day, global electronics giant LG hosted its first Women’s Summit in Lagos on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, bringing together industry executives, healthcare professionals, ESG experts, customers, and other key stakeholders for a national discourse.

During the event, Mr. Dong Youn Kim, Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa, urged women to focus on their health and general well-being by eating healthy foods and adopting tech-driven consumer electronics devices that would make their lives easier.

While delivering his address, he stated that the company’s decision to organise the Women Summit was to establish a platform for women to interact, learn, and be inspired by the experiences of seasoned professionals from all backgrounds.

He then announced the launch of the LG Insider Community, an online female organisation that would bring together like-minded women who prioritise health and fitness. “From the community, they would receive fantastic lifestyle content, access to exclusive discounts and promotions, exclusive events, and much more,” he said.

“Happiness is the highest form of health”, he retorted. “Happiness will come only when we are healthy and fit. But today we live in a world where we value things more than people, work more than family, food more than health and status more than life. We rush after money and social status, and we forget about our health. What’s the value of life if we don’t live healthy and stay fit. This absurd attitude has ruined many lives and it will continue to do so unless we open our eyes and see the reality”, the LG Boss said.

LG Electronics Management Staff, MD – Dongyoun Kim, Head of Corporate Marketing: Mr. Hari Elluru, Air Solution Product Manager: Joonkyu Song, Home Appliances Product Manager: Brian Kang at the maiden edition of the LG Women Summit 2023

Commenting on LG’s commitment to health and wellness products, Mr. Brian Kang – General Manager, Home Appliances Division, LG Electronics, said “technology and innovation have the potential to play a transformative role in the health & wellbeing of everyone seated. At LG, the health of everyone is paramount, hence the incorporation of innovative features such as hygiene technology in LG Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Styler and Air Conditioners.

“At the core of LG Washing Machine and Styler is the TrueSteam™ technology which eliminates over 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria found in clothing to keep one’s wardrobe hygienically clean, while the UVnano™, a breakthrough that represents the future of personal care, an innovative sanitization technology works to eliminate 99.99% of harmful germs in just a few minutes using ultraviolet light in LG InstaView Refrigerator and Artcool Air Conditioner”, he stated.

He added that the outcome of the LG Women Summit will be part of its public awareness campaign and form part of further conversations the online female forum, LG Insider Community.

The summit, themed “All-Round Health & Wellness,” had Dr. Mories Atoki, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Business Coalition for Health (ABC Health) as the keynote speaker.  She spoke on the topic ‘Intersection of Personal Health and Professional Life’. There were also two panel discussions during the event. The first panellists steered conversation on ‘Promoting Holistic Health and Wellness: Integrating Nutrition, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Family Health Strategies, and System Regulation,’ and the second panellists talked about ‘Empowerment through Career Development and Entrepreneurship.’

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IWD: Experts at Polaris Bank Webinar Canvass for Empowerment of Women in The Workplace, Society

A call has gone to organizations operating across all sectors in the country to create opportunities that empower women to fulfill their full potential for the good of society.

The call was made by CEO of Digital Jewels, Adedoyin Odunfa while speaking as a Guest Speaker at the Webinar organized by Polaris Bank Limited themed: Advancing Women Empowerment through the Adoption of Technological Innovation and Digital Education to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day which held in Lagos last week.

Focusing on the IWD 2023 theme: #EmbraceEquity, Odunfa while addressing gender imbalance in the workplace, cited statistics that show that women make up only 46 percent of the workplace and less than 25 percent of them end up in leadership positions.

She pointed out the need to address gender imbalance and prevailing conscious and unconscious biases against women. She also emphasized the need to intentionally empower women with technological innovation rather than just pay lip service to it.

According to Odunfa, one of the ways to create these opportunities is to have more women in the workplace to develop products and services that empower women. She also highlighted the need to intentionally target women for instance, in the design of financial services and products to make them more accessible, affordable, and relevant.

To achieve this, Odunfa called for improved financial literacy and investment in education, as well as training for gender parity in the workplace and marketplace. This sentiment was echoed by two other Panelists at the webinar: Chinyelu Chikwendu, a Director with Vatebra TechHub and Ededayo Durosinmi-Etti, CEO of Herconomy.

Also contributing at the session as a Panelist, Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Sambo-Magaji, an AI specialist, Researcher and Tech policy maker, emphasized the need for collaboration and a system approach to promote gender equality in the digital space.

Dr. Sambo-Magaji, a distinguished Humphrey Fellow, who doubles as a Director at National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) also called for measures to promote women’s participation in all aspects of digital, including technological innovation, and digital governance. She emphasized the need for policies that actively promote gender equality and empower women to be partners, consumers, and creators of technology and innovation.

Earlier, Polaris Bank’s Group Head, Customer Experience Management & Sustainability, Bukola Oluyadi spoke on why the Bank organised the Webinar. “The goal of this event is to address the various challenges faced by Women in diverse professions, identify skill gaps needed to be addressed, and how technology, innovation, and digital education can be leveraged to empower the woman so that Gender equity can be felt more in our economy.”

 

According to Oluyadi, “Polaris Bank is committed to Women Empowerment, and consciously raising awareness on gender equity and ensure that no woman is financially excluded, or is disadvantaged in any way. In her words: “Only 30 percent of commercial banks in Nigeria have over 30 percent female representation on their board and Polaris Bank is one of such banks. The Bank is also supporting women-led businesses with single-digit interest loans in celebrating IWD 2023 and women’s month. The Bank is also driving women empowerment internally by inaugurating its Women’s Network this month”, she disclosed.

 

Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank redefining banking products and services that meet the needs of individuals and businesses. The Bank was adjudged Digital Bank of the Year in 2021 and 2022.

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IWD 2023: Interswitch Restates Call for Gender Parity

As part of celebrations to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD), Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, hosted its employees to an engaging evening of networking, discussions and product exhibitions.

In line with the 2023 IWD theme, ‘Embrace Equity’, the event line up included a panel discussion that dissected ways in which individuals, organisations, businesses and governments can support the push for gender balance in today’s world.

Speaking on the essence of the celebration, Franklin Ali, Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch Nigeria said “International Women’s Day is not only an opportunity for us to reflect on the progress we’ve made towards gender equality, but also to celebrate and appreciate the phenomenal women in our organization who have contributed immensely to the growth of Interswitch with their unwavering commitment.

“Achieving gender equity is not only a plus for the society as a whole, but also an imperative for sustainable business growth. It is important to note that a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to better decision-making, and increased innovation which in turn improves our customer experience,” Ali added.

Affirming this, speakers on the panel also recognised that a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential for the growth of female employees and the business at large. “By creating a work environment where everyone feels valued and included, organisations can tap into the full potential of its employees and better serve its customers,” Deborah Odim, Founder and CEO, Gush Lifestyle, said.

While admitting that women are achieving outstanding feats across many fields, the panelists called out the need for more recognition and support for womenfolk.

According to Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson, Founder and CEO, Healthtracka, “70 percent of women make up the global healthcare workforce, while only 6.7 percent of funding goes to female-owned healthcare businesses, undermining their capacity to build businesses.“

Other notable female entrepreneurs who made up the panel include Stella Ndekile, Founder and CEO of Nuban Beauty and Blessing Adesiyan, Founder and CEO of MH Worklife.

To wrap up the panel session, women were encouraged to emulate the qualities of other great women who have made a mark on society, and to strive for the best in their various endeavors.

Highlighting the company’s commitment to gender diversity and inclusion, in 2022, Interswitch emerged as one of Nigeria’s top five leading companies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) according to a report by advisory consulting firm, Hofstede Insights.
Each year, International Women’s Day takes place on the 8th of March to celebrate the cultural, political, and economic achievements of women globally, and to also re-echo the call for gender balance and inclusion.

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Emerge Story Lab Seeks to Empower Female Storytellers in Africa at International Women’s Month Story Development Conference

After a highly successful first edition, the leading Story Development Company – Emerge Story Lab has returned for its annual story development conference aimed at empowering female storytellers across Africa.

The Emerge Story Conference holds every year in the month of March and it is specifically designed for emerging female writers who want to master the art of storytelling with a focus on developing authentic African stories. The conference is divided into two parts — free Masterclass sessions hosted by guest mentors across the African film landscape, and an online story development workshop, facilitated by Ololade Okedare.

In line with the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration #EmbraceEquity, the goal is to celebrate the work of female creatives and elevate visibility for commercial projects and commissions.

The three-week long program will have sessions facilitated by top women across different functions within the industry including Emmy nominated Producer & Writer Mehret Mandefro, Co-founder Realness Institute, South-Africa; Mimi Bartels, General Manager, FilmOne Studios; Tracey-Lee Rainers, Story Development Practitioner, Co-founder, SA Writers Guild & Founder Story Oasis; Nicolette Ndigwe-Kalu, Award-winning Producer, Writer & Director and Yolanda Mogatusi, Writer, Director & Creative Director, 1000 Hugs Production.
Participants will be trained on a number of topics like Pan-African Storytelling and Creative Collaborations, Storyselling: The Secrets to Landing the Perfect Pitch, Women in TV/Film Production, and The Making of Female Storytellers for the Global Scene among others.

Speaking about the upcoming conference, Ololade Okedare, Founder & Lead Consultant at Emerge Story Lab said, “Africa is at the tipping point of an unprecedented move that has seen more women rising to the top of their game in different industries. The media and entertainment industry is right at the forefront of this move, and it’s thrilling to see emerging talents and voices from Africa rise to the call. This is why at Emerge Story Lab, we are focused on identifying and training female storytellers and empowering them to develop stories worth telling. Last year, we had veteran filmmaker Femi Odugbemi and other guest mentors who collectively inspired the group of participating storytellers and I am so excited for our line-up this year. I cannot wait to meet the next crop of storytellers.”
Ololade Okedare is a seasoned storyteller, the first Realness-Netflix trained Story Development Executive in Africa and the convener of the Emerge Story Development Conference. She founded Emerge Story Lab, as a way to contribute to the advancement of the film industry in Nigeria, championing inspiring, female-led stories and empowering female storytellers. Her goal for this year’s Emerge Story Development Conference is to spotlight more female-centric stories that showcase underrepresented and marginalised perspectives, tribes, heroines, and experiences.

The conference will be held virtually via Zoom and run for three (3) weeks from 8th March — 24th March 2023 on weekdays, between 11AM — 2PM WAT. To register for the free masterclasses, click HERE

Follow Emerge Story Lab (@emergestorylab) on all social media platforms for more updates.

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Wema Bank to Host Event to Celebrate International Women’s Day

As part of an effort to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Wema Bank is set to host an event designed to enable women to achieve economic, mental, and financial growth. This year’s IWD global theme is “Embrace Equity”.

 

According to the Bank, the event aims to celebrate and appreciate Wema Bank customers and Nigerian Women in General while equipping them with the knowledge they need to succeed in their careers and businesses.

 

The event will feature, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo as the keynote speaker and panelists which include Tosin Olaseinde, Fela Durotoye, and Adenike Oyetunde-Lawal.

 

The Head of Brand & Marketing Communications at Wema Bank, Mabel Adeteye, said the event discussions would focus on equity and ways women can be equipped with the knowledge they need to succeed in their careers and businesses.

 

Individuals wishing to attend the event, either virtually or in person must register on the Wema Bank website https://wemabank.com/sarabywema/.

 

Sara by Wema, the bank’s women’s proposition, has been designed to grow with women and has proven to be the best solution, with tailored offerings ranging from health plans to business financing and advisory services.

 

Wema Bank is Nigeria’s oldest indigenous financial institution, offering a range of value-adding banking and financial advisory services for 77 years.

 

The bank was incorporated in 1945 as a Private Limited Liability Company and transformed into a Public Limited Liability Company in 1987, listing on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited.

 

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Hawa Magaji To Host The Exclusive Premiere Of The Real Housewives of Abuja

Showmax has announced media personality and content creator Hawa Magaji as the host of the exclusive premiere of the highly anticipated Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Abuja (RHOAbuja).

 

The Northern Belle is a multimedia personality, content creator and brand influencer who is passionate about entertainment and lifestyle. She has hosted several events including The Voice and currently hosts her YouTube shows Who’s In My House and and Drivetime With Hawa Magaji, which have featured some of Nigeria’s most celebrated entertainment personalities including Bimbo Ademoye, Falz TheBahdGuy and Teni.

 

The Real Housewives of Abuja follows the luxurious lives of six influential and successful women in Abuja – Arafa, Comfort Booth, OJ Posharella, Princess Jecoco,  Samantha Homossany and Tutupie – as they navigate their opulent lives, relationships, family and businesses in the powerful city of Abuja.

 

The event will be held on February 11 2023 in Abuja, and it promises to be an elite and glamorous affair as the Housewives will be taking over the city in style. The event will be attended by highly notable individuals across a variety of industries.

 

Speaking on the announcement, Hawa Magaji said, “I am excited to be hosting the premiere of The Real Housewives of Abuja. The franchise is a huge one and it’s a career milestone for me that I’ve been chosen to host the launch of the second-ever instalment in West Africa. I’m looking forward to having a fantastic time hosting, but I especially cannot wait to see all the drama the ladies will be bringing on the show.”

 

Fans can follow the event on social media and also join the conversation with the official hashtag #RHOAbuja.

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Chimamanda, Others Advocate for Inclusion at 2022 WISCAR Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference

Recently,Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a leading not-for-profit and non-governmental organization focused on women empowerment and strategic mentoring for professional women concluded the 12th Edition of its Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference.

The Keynote speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and other panellists led the discourse on the WISCAR Theme “For the Nation; The Power of Inclusion”. During the conference, the graduation of 51 women professionals from the 2022 cohort took place.

The conference which brought together female professionals from all sectors of the economy, welcomed goodwill messages from Sarkin Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi Lamido II, the Deputy British High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, Country Representative of UN Women to Nigeria, Beatrice Eyong and the Country Sales manager of United Airlines, Oluwatomi Bola-Sadipe.

Speaking to guests and members of WISCAR at the Conference, the Founder and Chairperson of WISCAR, Amina Oyagbola, highlighted the objectives of the not-for-profit organisation which focuses on leadership development and capacity building through Structured mentorship for female professionals and women empowerment. She expressed her delight over the success and impact of WISCAR’s activities over the years.

She said, “Through the Win-with-WISCAR Mentoring programme and the WISCAR Grow and Learn Initiative, we have impacted well over 15,000 men, women & girls.” Amina Oyagbola also highlighted WISCAR’s achievements in driving inclusion stating: “In 2021 WISCAR was appointed Private Sector liaison partner to UN Women Nigeria to drive private sector support and participation in UN Women/UNGC Women Empowerment Principles. So far, we have surpassed the target of 100 proposed signatories to the (WEPs).”

The event which had over 600 guests in attendance were privileged to listen to a panel session moderated by Tunji Lardner, a renowned Journalist, and Public Servant. The panellists included; Adia Sowho, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria; Tosin Oshinowo, Director, CmDesign Atelier, Hawwah Gambo, Journalist and 2023 House of Representative candidate and Chukwuemeka Onyimadu, National Economist with UN Women Nigeria, held insightful and enriching discussions on the theme. They agreed that to achieve inclusion organisations and individuals must continue to be intentional and deliberate and walk the talk.

The WISCAR Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference also played host to the keynote remarks and fireside chat with renowned author and women’s advocate, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. On her decision to lend her voice at the WISCAR Conference, she said “the WISCAR woman is a solid person. There is something special about receiving this award and recognition at home and by professional women. This award and the entire evening felt so genuine, and I was moved and grateful to be so celebrated.”

This year’s event tagged An Evening With WISCAR, was a fusion of music, spoken word and impact and action-based conversations. It provided the opportunity for professional women with He-for-She advocates to interact, discuss, and build relationships to create new paths that will and enable people to demand fairness, equity, and inclusion of all citizens to move our nation forward.

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WISCAR Unveils Plans for 2022 Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a leading not-for-profit and non-governmental organization focused on women empowerment and strategic mentoring for professional women has unveiled the agenda for the 12th edition of its Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference.

The 2022 WISCAR conference themed “For the Nation; The Power of Inclusion” is scheduled to hold on the 10th of December, 2022 at Muson Centre, Lagos.

The Annual Conference will feature renowned speakers, policymakers, and thought leaders whose discussions will serve to further the organisation’s commitment to closing the gender gap and empowering the next generation of professional women for leadership. The event which spotlights recommendations for sustainable national development will create an avenue for attendees to engage in open dialogue and networking. As usual the conference will be kick-started with the organization’s flagship 1km mentoring walk on Saturday, the 3rd of December at the scenic Eko Atlantic City.

Commenting on WISCAR and its mission for women empowerment, Amina Oyagbola, Founder and Chairperson of WISCAR, said “WISCAR is a formidable network of female professionals who are equipped to lead, socially innovate, and take critical decisions to contribute to the development and facilitation of a new chapter of experience in the workplace. As a country with a significant female population, there is a crucial need to build a generation of women for leadership and foster collaboration between the genders to sustain a buoyant and vibrant economy. Our annual conference is a platform for networking and capacity building, unearthing useful recommendations that will influence required legal and policy changes for gender equality, inclusive growth, and sustainable national development.”.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, renowned author and women’s rights advocate, is set to headline the conference as its keynote speaker and will be the 11th recipient of the Distinguished WISCAR Award. She will be supported by other distinguished speakers on the keynote panel including Adia Sowho, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria; Tosin Oshinowo, Director, CmDesign Atelier; and Hawwah Gambo, journalist and 2023 House of Representative candidate. The panel will be moderated by Tunji Lardner, Journalist and Public Servant. Goodwill messages will be delivered by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a past distinguished WISCAR award recipient; Beatrice Eyong, The United Nations Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West Africa State; and Ben Llewelyn-Jones, the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria. The event would be anchored by Habiba Balogun Organisational Development Consultant and formally opened by the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babjide Sanwo-Olu.

Fabia Ogunmekan, Executive Director WISCAR, also reiterated the importance of WISCAR in proffering practicable solutions to national challenges. She said, “The central mission of the WISCAR is to develop women to build a better nation. Our annual leadership and mentoring conference will be leveraged to galvanize action for women’s leadership and active participation in all spheres of the nation’s development. Through it, WISCAR aims to entreat society to take a deeper reflection into the subtle and outspoken ways women have been excluded, weigh the losses against the gains, and be restless and relentless for change, while stepping up to play a part in making this change for a more equal and equitable world happen.”.

WISCAR is committed to empowering and enhancing the capabilities of professional women to contribute to the creation and growth of developmental enterprises in Nigeria. This is achieved through its bespoke and well-structured mentoring programmes that provide strategic career guidance, inspiration, and support to career women. WISCAR has equipped over 15,000 professional women and men with relevant skills and competencies to effectively manage their careers, assume leadership positions, and contribute to nation-building.

WISCAR is supported by a variety of organizations that share a commitment to the cause including First Bank, United Airlines, Pacific Holdings, Shell/SNEPCO, Bank of Industry, FBN Quest, Aella, IHS Towers, Wema Bank, Maersk Nigeria, FSDH Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank, DKK Nigeria, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC, MTN Nigeria, Lotus Bank, FCMB, Dangote Group, Cadbury /Mondelez, Ernst and Young, Nigeria LNG, Mainone, Coronation Merchant Bank, Enterprise Life, EKEDC, Pharm Access Foundation Oyagbola Chambers, AKMS Consulting, Habiba Balogun, Eko Atlantic amongst others.

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