The fourth edition of She-EO, a safe space created by House of Ganiyah, for women of African descent to hold conversations that matter, was held at the Nigerian Law School in Victoria Island Lagos on Saturday, January 12th, 2019. The event kicked off with “Tea talk with Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah”, who was interviewed by Channels TV anchor, Shola Soyele. Chigul shared details of her journey into, and rise in Nollywood, as well as lessons learned from challenging previous personal relationships. She-EO’s founder, Tope Fajingbesi Balogun in the next segment, shared inspiring tips on failing and failure. Her session identified the importance of letting go and choosing to walk through life on your own terms.
A total of 16 amazing speakers took turns to share their knowledge and inspiring stories with the audience. They spoke on topics bordering on how their individual struggles have helped them through their journeys, personal growth, navigating life through its different chapters, business, career, and mental wellness. The speakers include Head of Channels – Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban & Africa Magic Epic at M-Net West Africa, Atinuke Ngozi Babatunde; Founder- Maisie Dunbar Global Experience, Maisie Dunbar; CEO Xclamations! Tomi Rotimi; Founder, Pinnacle Medical Services, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri; CEO Shred Station Nigeria, Tolu Jaiyeola amongst others.
Interestingly, for the first time, this edition featured three male speakers which include Certified Integral Coach and Human Resources Director of IHS Towers, Jubril Saba; Partner, Vios Principal Investment, Kamar Bakrin and Leadership Consultant and Technology Entrepreneur, Tosin Okojie. During the ‘Bare Parlour” segment, they took the opportunity to share the male perspective on very crucial issues such as accessing finance and dealing with an abusive relationship. Two She-EO Star Awards were presented to Nonye Nweke, the founder of the Cerebral Palsy Centre; and Bashirah Ajao, CEO of Sisi Herfrican, for their outstanding service to humanity.
The 100 women in attendance described She-EO 4.0 as the perfect opener for 2019, and a great opportunity to network, build industry relationships and gain insightful information about issues. The event was closed by Nigeria’s Former Minister of Communication Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, who graciously shared stories about her tenure, personal and career growth, and motherhood. She-EO 4.0 was proudly sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria, IHS Towers, DKK Nigeria, Ariya Professional Caterers, Coca-Cola and Naphtali Party Rentals.
She-EO 2019 series will continue with similarly impactful conversations scheduled to hold in Abuja, London, Baltimore and Houston in the coming months before returning to Lagos on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Details of these events will be posted on www.ganiyah.com.
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