The SheHive, brought to you by She Leads Africa, is coming to London from the 18th-21st August. Hosted at Facebook offices, #SheHiveLondon is a 4 day boot camp which brings together young female professionals and entrepreneurs to learn new business skills, network with their peers and connect directly with potential mentors and investors. SheHive London also aims to reconnect participants with the continent, providing a space for them to meet and network with fellow young ambitious African women living in the UK.
Whether you’re interested in building a business or launching a career in Africa, there will be something for you at SheHive London. She Leads Africa believes that young women have an important role to play in Africa and the diaspora and they hope you will join them to be apart of this transformational experience.
Damilola Faleti, a SheHive NYC all access participant from Nigeria said ‘You have no idea how much She Leads Africa and SheHive have changed my life in the past 2 days. I feel like I can accomplish anything.’
Confirmed speakers for SheHive London include:
- Nieros Oyegun, Principal and Head of Corporate and Financial Advisory at W8 ADVISORY
- Imad Mesdoua, Political Analyst at Africa Matters Ltd and BBC, Al Jazeera, and France 24 Guest Analyst (Watch interviews with him here. Twitter @ImadMesdoua)
- Yvonne Haizel, Lead African Investment Strategist, Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc.
- Jessica Hope, Founder, Wimbart Hope.
- Afua Osei, SLA Co-Founder (Hear what CNBC have to say about her here)
- Charles Sekwalor, Founder, Move Me Back.
- Michelle Esomme, Chief Executive Officer of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Speaking about the #SheHive’s in the diaspora, She Leads Africa co-founder Afua Osei said:
“In the US and UK, men dominate the business and corporate landscape but with so many new industries being created in Africa and for communities in the diaspora, we have the opportunity to change things now. Young women should be encouraged to take leadership roles in startups and corporate organizations and supported along their journey towards professional success. It doesn’t matter if you’re first generation, a recent expat or African American, we all have a shared history and opportunity to make things better.”
Some of the topics being covered at SheHive London include:
- Developing winning partnerships
- Marketing masterclass
- Navigating the Entrepreneurial Road Map
- Moving Back
- Why I invested
- Business development
- How to build your professional profile
- Mastering the PR Game
#SheHiveLondon is part of the SheHive Tour which will take the bootcamp to 7 cities in 2016. Previous editions have been held in Lagos (September 2015 video here) and Accra (January 2016 – photos here), Abuja (May 2016 – photos here, New York (June 2016, photos here), Nairobi (July 2016, photos here). Former participants have described it as a life changing experience.
One participant described how implementing a marketing tactic she learnt at SheHiveAccra helped her close a sales lead the very next day.
“This is not the standard overly stiff and formal conference and I love it!.” – SheHive NYC Speaker, Abby Omoruyi, founder of Catherine Marion.
Tickets for #SheHiveLondon are quickly selling out and so interested participants are encouraged to secure their spots as soon as possible. Passes are still available here.
Companies looking to partner with She Leads Africa can reach out by contacting [email protected]
#SheHiveLondon is supported by Facebook and Bella Naija
She Leads Africa is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women and their journey towards professional success. The organisation has been featured on CNN, CNBC Africa, Black Enterprise and Fox Business and has more than 30,000 members across Africa.
BellaNaija is a media partner for She Leads Africa