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Building Extraordinary Women! Tiffany Amber Nigeria Unveils Mentees for ‘Women of Vision Mentorship Programme’ in Partnership with Diamond Woman

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Nkiru Adekoya (Business Partner & Board Member, Tiffany Amber Nigeria) Ayona Trimnell( Divisional Head, Corporate Communications Diamond Bank), Folake Coker (CEO Tiffany Amber Nigeria) & Aishah Ahmad(Head of Retail Banking, Diamond Bank)

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.

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Folake Coker, the brainchild of the Woman of Vision Mentorship Programme addressing the applicants

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”.

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Aishah Ahmad (Head of Retail Banking, Diamond Bank) addressing the Applicants

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Osayi Alile (WIMBIZ Chairperson) addressing the applicants

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Nkiru Adekoya (Business Partner & Board Member, Tiffany Amber Nigeria), Osayi Alile (WIMBIZ Chairperson), Folake Coker (CEO, Tiffany Amber Nigeria) & Aishah Ahmad (Head Retail Banking, Diamond Bank)

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Omoyemi Akerele (Founder & Creative Director, StyleHouseFiles)

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Folake Coker and Shortlisted Applicants

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DJ Cuppy

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DJ Cuppy with Applicants

The Pitch Sessions!
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Announcement of Selected Mentees

Folake Coker Announcing the selected MenteesThe 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.

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Folake Coker with the Selected Mentees

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Turn down after a Successful Event, Tiffany Amber Women of Vision Team! Ijeoma Ndekwu (Project Manager, RedrickPR), Valerie Obaze (PR, Tiffany Amber) Folake Coker, Nkiru Adekoya & Morenike Aridegbe (Business Manager, Tiffany Amber)

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.

For more information, log on to www.tiffanyamberng.com & www.diamondwoman.com.ng

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BellaNaija is the Official Online Media Partner for the Tiffany Amber Women of Vision Mentorship Programme

12 Comments

  1. Friday's Other Child

    July 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Lovely initiative! I love seeing women support each other to grow.

    • Tunmi

      July 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Just saying, women have always supported one another.

    • Friday's other child

      July 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      What’s that got to do with my comment? Whether or not women have always supported each other, aren’t I allowed to recognise and love it when I see it?

    • Shandi

      July 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Tunmi, Women haven’t always supported one another. That is undeniably incorrect. And you know.
      Great job, Folake Coker! Well done. May God bless the works of your hands in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

    • Taaah

      July 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      @Tunmi, did your thinking faculty travel? Just asking.

  2. http://xplorenollywood.blogspot.com

    July 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Nice work Tiffany, this is what we all need, some direction and proper training on what we want to achieve in life. Picture are beautiful and everyone is looking elegant. @Cuppy iro and buba… erm…. nope lol

  3. Ephi

    July 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Very good initiative. Kudos to all the ladies behind this.

  4. Tunmi

    July 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    My goodness some of you are just as closed-minded ad mocheddah. Even on this same blog, women have been supportive of one another. The existence of this blog and many others, the many Aunt Bella posts, the entire BBOG campaign (which is still ongoing), the several volunteer/NGO aimed at the “girl-child’s education, remember the girl who poisoned her pedophile husband and his friends, it was women supporting other women that brought attention to it. And some men helped as well.

    So when I say women have always supported each other, I truly mean that. The meanness you may see among some women is not exclusive to one gender, and it is unfair to state that women never support one another.

    • Dee

      July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Tunmi, you rephrased someone else’s comment, as that was never said.

  5. ba

    July 7, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Yay! Moyomoluwa Sowande, Congratulations fam, God bless you all the way.

  6. I

    July 8, 2015 at 5:02 am

    The website isn’t functioning @Folake

  7. joan

    July 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    where is our nigeria oluchi oweagba , she has no body to mentor.very selfish idiot ,she does not want any nigeria girl to be a super model like her and that explains why a nigeria did not win her useless failed antm

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