Last November, I was invited to attend the 10th annual Women in Management and Business (WimBiz) Conference and indeed it was an empowering three days.
Women of all parts of Nigeria and beyond gathered to listen to the handful of catalysts that were invited to talk to us, but I was particularly impressed with Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi’s speech.
Clearly a no-nonsense, proud and very well spoken African woman; she kicked off with Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’. With this, she gripped the entire audience and we were interested. She went on to talk about social justice and the passion involved in being a change agent and by the time she was done, she had us all giving her a standing ovation.
Over the first two days, the invited speakers included Toyosi Akerele (who was extremely motivational), Bolanle Austen-Peters of Terra Kulture and Uche Eze of Bella Naija (who managed to make Nicki Minaj and Rihanna sound inspirational lol). On the third day was a dinner which I was unable to attend seeing as I was dateless 😦 my family members tend to shy away from such and a certain Mr wasn’t in the country. Yes, I was bummed seeing as I had my House 38 dress all good to go and I was looking forward to getting my make up done by House of Tara… *sigh*
Regardless, the entire event was without a doubt a success and I’m pretty certain everyone took something of value with them. Mrs Zaccheus (the former chairperson of WimBiz) through the years has definitely been inspirational, not just through WimBiz, but also as an individual.
This was me at the end of the 2nd day. I really need to give this top a rest, but as I said in my previous post, I wear my clothes till they are used and abused!!! This isn’t the last of the tangerine dream! Lol
My Mum and Mrs Zaccheus.
Members of the WimBiz team, speakers and Bolanle Awe (in green).
Ps: I’m STILL bummed that I missed the last days event.
Pps: If you’ve never been for a WimBiz event (and can afford to go for one), I strongly suggest you do. It urges one to go above and beyond. It’s open to men too so guys, don’t feel intimidated!