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Women Rising! A Day of Inspiration, Leadership & Entrepreneurship at iWOW’s Global Possibilities Summit 2016



Saturday, March 19th 2016, will go down in history as an outstanding and transforming day for approximately 150 women and a few brave men who registered for and attended the Global Possibilities Summit hosted by the Inspired Women of Worth Network, iWOW at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Conference Hall in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Guests were welcomed warmly and with high energy music that has come to characterise all iWOW experiential events. All the guests couldn’t help but notice the breathtaking, branded iWOW staging appearance designed and executed by South African based Sheer Ambience, led by a founding member of the network Busola Jennifer Songonuga, who also doubled as the Chairperson of the 2016 summit

The iWOW Global Possibilities Summit 2016 was an extraordinary experience in all respects.

The theme, Women Rising! Unlocking the Purpose, Power and Unlimited Potential of Women in the Marketplace” was as always, carefully curated and chosen by the iWOW Network Visionary & Founder, Udo Maryanne Okonjo to depict the current season and desperate requirement ‘for Nigerian and African women who are a treasure trove of unlimited potential to arise and become an unstoppable force of good the world over, irrespective of their personal limitations, professional pathway or marital status.’

The Global Possibilities Summit chairperson, Busola Songonuaga stated that this year’s iWOW summit was designed for women who understand the need for leadership and aspire to become great leaders and women of purpose. She said, “We recognize the need to tap into a highly efficient human resource in women especially at a time like this where families, communities and our nation are in dire need of resources that would promote growth.”

The summit commenced with the Nigerian National Anthem and a rendition of “I didn’t know my own strength” by Whitney Houston, both sung so beautifully by Chioma Odinma.

Some of the summit topics included, Be Distinct or ExtinctPassion to ProfitPower, Purpose, PossibilitiesHow to Find, Create, ManageGrow and Keep Real Money, and Steps to living the iWOW Lifestyle.  So many questions, So many answers! This was the place to be if you wanted real practical information to help you unlock purpose, power and unlimited possibilities.

The iWOW Summit Speakers included Bukky George, CEO Health Plus; Udo Okonjo, CEO/Vice Chair Fine & Country West Africa; Uche Pedro, CEO, BellaNaija; Paternia Werts Onuoha, from Shell NigeriaIfy Okeke of Lexon Capital; Obinna Ukachukwu from Head SME Stanbic IBTCOmilola Oshikoya, Africa’s Premier Wealth Coach; Busola Songonuga, CEO, Sheer Ambience and Ogechukwu Modie, Chief of Staff to the GMD NNPC/Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

Peculiar to iWOW events, this was a high energy event with entertainment and music from different genres. Wellness coach, Maje Ayida, of Eden Lifestyle, Akin Maja and the FuZion Fitness team were also present to encourage the audience to keep on moving as a lifestyle with Safari and Zumba dance routines introduced throughout the event.  The guests were blown away by the event.

The iWOW Global Possibilities Summit 2016 team have been inundated with testimonials of transformational light bulb moments by many women, with a few confessing to almost nearing the point of giving up before the event.

Some of the testimonials received included one from the only male speaker, who said

“Thanks for the program yesterday. Just want to let you know that I was WOWed! I’m reasonably a knowledgeable and passionate person – but the energy, drive and knowledge Base of the ladies I met yesterday fired me up to run faster. Great work you are doing inspiring women.” (Obinna)

Blossom from Abuja wrote: “I have not had this much fun for a while. Thanks for running with the vision. Yesterday was a turning point for me. Not an advocate of giving excuses and that stance has once more become reinforced. No more excuses.”

“It was amazing and unlike any other women’s event I’ve ever experienced. I thought I’d stay for a few hours and ended up staying the whole day.” (Uche Pedro, BellaNaija & guest speaker)

“This program was not like other programs that I have attended. There was no boring moment. There was so much energy in the room and it was inspiring.” (Janet Adetu, Etiquette with Janet, Radio Host)

The founder Udo Okonjo on her Instagram page following the event stated,

“One powerful day packed with INSPIRATION. LEADERSHIP. ENTREPRENEURSHIP, and ENTERTAINMENT. One of the most fulfilling and purposeful days of my life. A day when you just know that – this is it! Purpose. Power. Unlimited. Indescribable Possibilities. A day where you catch a glimpse of all you were created for. Where you see the beauty of human transformation….. Beyond words. #WOWMazing. It is only possibly by Grace not Guts.”

See photos below:

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The event was sponsored by Fine & Country W.A, Vitamin Water, Valmont, The Guardian/Guardian Life, Sheer Ambience and Tes Amour. Majestically Rare Events & Publicity, owned by Rita Okoye were the Event & Publicity managers.


  1. Mizzy

    March 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Amazing power packed event…such a life changing experience. you really dont want to hear me rant….i am still recovering from the impact. Totally different from the norm

  2. Sherri

    March 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Great things happen when inspirational females gather !
    I hope the momentum continues.

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