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iWOW Dazzle Breakfast Empowerment Series: The Day Abuja Women Broke Out!



Abuja Women Break Out
After five years of inspiring, connecting and empowering women in different parts of the world- from Johannesburg, to Lagos and London, the Inspired Women of Worth Network (iWOW) launched the quarterly Dazzle Breakfast Empowerment Series in the nation’s capital, Abuja on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

The Abuja Dazzle Series themed Break Out held at the prestigious Harrow Park Golf Club with a carefully selected group of 50 ladies from different walks of life. As is typical of iWOW- the incredibly uplifting sessions were upbeat and filled with many surprise elements that left most of the guests feeling truly inspired.

The guests were welcomed to the venue by the IWOW Abuja team led by longstanding members Binta Max-Gbinije, and Ije Onejeme, along with Oge Modie, Doris Akpovwa and Kanayo Olisa-Metuh, with Dazzle bags filled with resources including the Break Out edition of ‘No Nonsense Goal Setting workbook’, and Love Thyself booklet both authored by Udo Okonjo as a practical resource along with the book ‘Break Out’ among other valuable items from sponsors.

The iWOW Abuja Dazzle Series Organising Team

The iWOW Abuja Dazzle Series Organising Team

The highly charged and experiential Dazzle Breakfast progressed with sessions including the ‘Dazzle Dialogues’, the Self Discovery Test and Dazzle Declarations aimed at challenging the women to transform their mindset about life and business opportunities.

Binta Max Gbinije, MD Stanbic Trustees sharing inspiration

Binta Max Gbinije, MD Stanbic Trustees sharing inspiration

The highlight of the event was the Break Out session by celebrated key note speaker and Founder of iWOW Network, Udo Maryanne Okonjo shared 3 key secrets to Breaking Out which include; Clarity, Belief and Action.

iWOW Founder Udo Maryanne Okonjo

iWOW Founder, Udo Maryanne Okonjo

The event drew to a close with a 3 course meal and a photo shoot with the majority of the women remaining after the event to connect and network. Every woman left there ready to Break Out into their next level, to ‘Be’ more, ‘Do’ more and ‘Achieve’ more in 2015 and beyond.

Cutting the cake Group hugs are a given at iWOW Hangouts
The iWOW Network’s mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in life and business and together become a force of good.

The iWOW vision began with about 25 women from 8 nationalities who gathered in South Africa in October 2010. Little did they know it would be the start of a phenomenal journey to life of impact reflected through the numerous charitable deeds including the annual Zumbathon which holds in 2015 on October 3rd in aid of Breast Cancer and Autism awareness, and numerous business and inspirational summits.

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Ije Onejeme

iWOW Founder Udo Okonjo with Oge Modie, MD, NOI Polls

Inspired ladies dance off! Inspired women declaring the Walk on Water Pledge Back rubs! Inspired ladies have each other's backs

More details on the network can be seen on the website and on their Facebook Page

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  1. Kaeto

    August 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I am absolutely sure, Nigerian women are confortable being fat. In fact I don’t see how they will be mad at their husbands for chasing younger, healthier and slender women than them. Married Nigerian women with all these fitness, can be mad but for where?! Please fat women or heavy women stick to black clothes is more flattering than all these rainbows on your body. I see the slim women that look like they need some serious toning. Better behave and put in work in your appearance. And stop teaching our daughters to be ugly.

    • Alero

      August 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Kaeto. You see fat/heavy women, I see women who are achievers, I see women who are intelligent and beautiful. These “fat” women are hardworking, they may have toiled,gone through school, raised children perhaps.

      You see those love handles, they tell a lot of stories: good, bad and ugly

      It is not wrong to watch one’s weight and be healthy, it is only good we focus on the essence of a post: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (so that you don’t go off point like you have)

      Take your rantings to a post that is health related.

      Kind regards.

    • Ona

      August 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      U get time to respond.

    • Kaylee

      August 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Absolutely shallow. My goodness.

    • heeba

      August 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Ms slim Kaeto You are very shallow. It does not matter if you are skinny or fat if your husband wants to go outside he will go. was Halle Berry not a Miss USA ????One of her husbands cheated on her so its not about shape..
      And No they are not ugly you are the one that has a very ugly mind and heart if you look at this event and this is all you see………..I wonder what you do for a living beside criticise people on their weight.Most of these women you see here you cannot stand next to them or even have an audience with them

  2. Kaeto

    August 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    In all I love women of all shapes and sizes but it is frustrating listening to many women cry over things they can change like their bodies. Be empowered by doing well for yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.

    • deb

      August 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Kaeto(sounds like a nickname for a CAT) stop meowing. I’m a mother&its not all women that will get there body back after childbirth. Some women gain weight due to PCOS. We women work hard to raise our kids&chase our careers to the peak. Most women don’t even have time to work out. A man that will leave his wife because of weight gain&body shape is a pure shame. BTW how many Nigerian men strive to look good to please their wives&for yall mistress, don’t think a man will leave his successful wife for u.

  3. mma

    August 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Miss kcat,if u ve had as much as on baby,u won’t be here spewing nansense..besides in which country do u not have bigger women or is everybody’s gene that of the letter i? I’m sure u may have neither career nor family cos if u do u will know how tough handling those two fronts are.that they are big doesn’t mean they are unhealthy.u think u LL be Sisi for ever? Go born then come back lets see how market.d man keeping will forever be as a side chicken cos u LL never smell da place where d fat mama is.

  4. Ketty

    August 7, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Kaeto, you do not sound like someone who cares about what really matters. Body issues may be of relevance to you but these women are what every woman who has had eduaction, strive to be. Im sure your greatest achievement is impressing men with you body. Keep at it.

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