On Monday 22nd June 2015, Tiffany Amber Nigeria in partnership with Diamond Woman, held a pitch session at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos to kick start the Women of Vision Mentorship Programme.
The pitch session was an avenue to select mentees who will be mentored by the 2014 Tiffany Amber Women of Vision. Over 700 entries were received, and out of those, 60 applicants were selected to attend the session.
The shortlisted applicants faced a formidable panel consisting of Folake Coker (CEO Tiffany Amber Nigeria), Ayona Trimnell (Divisional Head, Corporate Communications Diamond Bank), Aishah Ahmad (Head of Retail Banking, Diamond Bank), Osayi Alile (Chairperson, WIMBIZ), Nkiru Adekoya (Business Partner & Board Member, Tiffany Amber Nigeria), Omoyemi Akerele (Founder & Creative Director, Style House Files, Tiffany Amber Woman of Vision 2014) & Ifeoluwa Otedola (DJ Cuppy, Tiffany Amber Woman of Vision 2014).
The selection process was challenging for the panelists due to the high quality of applicants present. They ended up choosing two additional mentees, making a total of 17.
Commenting on the Women of Vision Mentorship Programme (tagged #WOVMP), Folake Coker said, “the importance of mentorship cannot be overemphasized; it is key to the growth of an individual. If only I had an older me, mentor the younger me in the early years of being an entrepreneur, I would have definitely made less mistakes”.
Announcement of Selected Mentees
The 17 selected mentees are Louisa Kinoshi, Moyomoluwa Sowande, Titilola Akinkugbe, Onomarie Francesca Uriri, Eki Ogunbor, Olaoluwa Abagun, Olopade Anuoluwapo, Khadijat Bello, Chinenye Nnoli, Olayinka Pearce, Ogonna Okafor, Temotope Sowunmi, Oluchi Iheruna, Eseoghene Odiete, Adewunmi Omodunmiju, Juliet Ejimofor and Enitan Agbabiaka.
About the Women of Vision Mentorship Programme
In partnership with Diamond Woman, the mentorship program will run for 6 months and is aimed at fostering a platform that enables the younger generation of African women to meet highly accomplished women who have a desire to nurture the ‘girl child’ to be extraordinary.
Using this platform, the young women will gain direction, development and growth as it concerns their careers or various journeys to success. The mentees have the opportunity to gain invaluable learning and/or working experience from our Women of Vision.
The mentors are given the chance to inspire a younger generation with their well-earned efforts being celebrated at the next Women of Vision event.
What are the Mentees Gaining from the Experience?
- A lifetime opportunity to gain direction, development and growth as it concerns their careers & various journeys to success.
- Each mentee will be assisted with work placements, training courses and capacity development.
About Diamond Woman
An initiative by Diamond Bank, designed specifically for women, by women, providing women with financial, business and lifestyle advice, helping them to achieve their aspirations.
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