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This February, Nigerian Ladies get yourselves ready for the Empowering Women Series – an initiative aimed at giving young ladies a practical message of hope, while providing them with guidelines and applicable principles that can set them on the path to becoming role models and change agents in the society.

This project which is set up by En-Reach Limited – A lifestyle organisation for women that provides products and services to enrich the female populace in Nigeria, will be an exciting, fun filled and an inspirational event.

Connecting Girls Search
This is a search, aimed at finding 6 outstanding young women who are performing exceptionally well in their field of study or practice with a business focus.

Interested?

  • Does the word  “Connecting girls, inspiring futures” describe you?
  • Are you a female between the ages of 12 & 24?
  • Are you currently running a business or excelling in a field that has great potential?

If you meet the criteria above, log on to www.empoweringwomenseries.org  and upload your story to get connected to a future filled with greatness. Entries close on Wednesday 22nd February 2012.

The six finalists selected will be celebrated at an event in March in front of their peers and more established women in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Each one of the outstanding young finalists will receive a support fund of N 250,000 to enable them expand their projects and the CEO of House of Tara – Tara Fela-Durotoye (The focal person Empowering Women Series 2012) will mentor them.

So what are you still waiting for? Upload your story today! For more info and general enquiries, Contact  Back2Basics Concepts (B2BC) project manager – Abosede Alimi via E-mail [email protected] or Call 07033814280
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BellaNaija.com is an official media sponsor of the Empowering Women Series – Connecting Girls Search 

18 Comments

  1. cynthy

    February 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Wat if we dont av a business exixting d age range is meant 4 students wiv dreams so y shud we avan existing business

  2. Ester

    February 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    wow this is nice, pls visit
    http://www.mrs-ca.blogspot.com

  3. mee

    February 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Ages 12-24 wake up Nigerians stop using british standards. The average Nigerian is still trying to find who he is @ dis age range. Unless its only for d rich kids dat dint experience strike or write Jamb 5 times.

  4. sassycassie

    February 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I agree with you mee. with all thestrikes and lack of infrastructure in Nigeria, very few folks actually become buisness owners at a young age.

  5. lol

    February 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    This is similar to what my Aunty is doing currently in her company.

  6. pynk

    February 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Lol @ 24. Whats the obsession with the narrow age cutoffs?

  7. eye

    February 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Duuuuuhhhhhh! *rolling my eyes @ 24*

  8. teMe

    February 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    i do not think the age limit is appropriate for the Nigerian Level. i think it should be extended as the majority of youths here are at the jump starting stage of their respective careers.

  9. dami

    February 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    a wonderful opportunity!!! Thanks

  10. Akwugo

    February 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I doubt everyone would be satisfied even the age limit was pushed up to 45. We need to be aware that your location and standing is no excuse. It’s possible that the organising team took a calculated age range from looking at other players in the rest of the world. Since the advent of the web, the rate of competition has gone through the roof. If you were competing with 20,000 people for attention, you are suddenly competing with millions. No one is going to go….’Oh my dear I’m so sorry, You are Nigerian right, Oh you poor thing. Don’t worry ehn, we will try and work something out and hand you what you deserve’…. Seriously! There are issues, yes but we wont get very far if we raise reasons why we can’t do something more than we can appreciate a step in the right direction.

    • songo

      February 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      @Akwugo, i totally agree with u, we Nigerians always look down on ourselves and the world wont give you attention if you are not willing to distinguish yourself. I believe in catching them young!!

  11. Bisi BusyBee!

    February 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    This is splendid! aw would have love participate buh am already past the age. All the best ladies!!! cheers, http://www.busybeeeventsng.com

  12. Africa222

    February 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    This is a nice concept but im not in that age range. An extension would have been nice cos i sure have what it takes to inspire other women to greatness. Truly any Nigerian within that age range is likely not to have expressed herself so well to be a role model to others. Fine, she may have come a long way, but she would still have an even longer way to go. I mean, who would look up to you when you are still way down? Nice though but there is room for adjustment.

    • Dee

      March 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      You make lot of sense Africa222 but this is not to say we cant celebrate anyone young girl who happens to have achieved something to look up to between 20 and 24, truth is this like someone else mentioned above, this might just be for the exclusive reach of a limited few… yeah some others responded about competing on international standard and our background not an excuse and yes I agree with those suggestions too but in a minute way.
      I bet this that while you are talking about competing on the same level as the developed world, if I call you for a skype chat right now your bandwidth wont even allow you to talk to me if I am in Europe successfully or there isnt the light to actually power your system, but ofcourse If you are one of the rich few who will be able to afford these things then yes it will surely work out.
      Lets face it, as much as this idea is laudable and welcome, I actually know one of the 6 finalist awarded in MUSON and I am quite proud of her efforts with or without this platform of recognition, still many would not have understood their precise directions in life at this age, the awarded candidate I talk about might not have had all the success had she not gone away from the country to increase her knowledge and discover herself much more, so probably without that opportunity to increase knowledge she might now have succeeded as a finalist especially in a male oriented culture, maybe the best thing is to create another age bracket to supplement this 12 – 24 and then we can begin to have some real expectations.
      This is a programme for Africans and within Africa so lets cut out the global standard thing out of it for now, lets crawl before walking indeed.
      This is a great initiative indeed but I sure do understand why people say that the age cut off is not making so much sense to them, its a different case if you are in a world where what to use is available but what to do with is now up to you but in our environment most times you are still searching for being empowered with the right tool before even thinking of what the tool can be used to achieve and by that time you are already above 24.

  13. Abosede

    February 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Hello Everyone, i appreciate all your concerns and i guess they are genuine based on our experiences. However, like Akwugo said, we cannot make excuses for why we cannot or are not where we want to be or should be. Also, contrary to our beliefs, you will be surprised to find out there are young women out there doing exceptional things and what the Empowering Women Series seeks to do is identify, celebrate and support them. In Addition, the focal person Mrs Tara Fela-Durotoye started her business at the early age of 20years and we all know and have witnessed how far she has come, though operating under the same circumstances and terrain. We have documented her inspiring success story and hope to get it into the hands of every young woman out there who can learn a few things and create their own success story. So, i encourage you to join us, as we connect girls and inspire futures.

  14. that'88chic

    February 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    The website http://www.empoweringwomenseries.org has been unavailable since yesterday. I’ve been trying to access it. I hope the problem can be corrected. Thanks

  15. Abosede

    February 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Hello Ladies, sorry about that, technical issues.
    Please apply on http://www.csr-in-action.org/nuke1/COMPETITION.aspx instead.

  16. Tale

    February 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    The site is up!

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