Recently there was a launch of The Women of West Africa in Entrepreneurship and it was created to meet the needs of Nigeria and as a whole, Africa’s young educated women who are driven to start up in business but face significant challenges in competing with their male counterparts.
Though launched just a few months ago, Women of West Africa in Entrepreneurship has gotten a wide support from the female business community in Nigeria, connecting a landmark 10,000 members in just under 4 weeks and has over 17,000 likes on Facebook. A lot of women have waited a long time for an organization like this that helps to encourage and empower African women. For most WOWe members, it is believed that if more women get empowered in Nigeria, things will get better in Nigeria and Africa in general.
To further encourage entrepreneurship among strong African women, the organization’s first conference will take place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 20th and 21th of June at Eko Hotel and Suites and there will be workshops on the 22nd at the Wheatbaker Hotel.
Speakers include notable women entrepreneurs such asLisa Folawiyo, Mo Abudu, Wuraola Abiola-Costello, Elohor Aisien, Ego Boyo, Fatima Abdurrahman, Adenike Oshinowo, Magatte Wade, Sefi Atta, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Omoyemi Akerele and many others.
The objective of the WOWe conference is to raise the profile of excellence in entrepreneurship to Nigerian women between the ages of 18 – 40, as well as to encourage and promote young upcoming female entrepreneurs. The conference aims to make entrepreneurship accessible to women through social media platforms, interactive panels, Q&A sessions and participation from reputable female entrepreneurs that are young and upcoming.
This conference is organized and hosted by Montgomery West Africa, an independent exhibition and events company that is at the forefront of trade and customer shows. Montgomery is responsible for organizing some of the major events in Africa and last year received the Event Show Organiser of the Year in Africa, through the Events and Exhibitions Association of Africa. Montgomery’s brand is responsible for organizing some of the world’s most exciting and well attended event experiences, including Africa’s largest Mining show with over 32,500 visitors.
WOWe Conference is proud to have First Bank Nigeria as its event partner and Unity Bank as its wealth Partner. It is sponsored and supported by Eden Lifestyle, Lagos State Inland Revenue Service (exhibitor and bag sponsor), QuickBooks Accounting Made Easy, The Wheatbaker Lagos, Youwin, Nigerian Stock Exchange and NDIC.
Partners of the Conference are Vlisco, Timeless Creation, Jasmine rose, Demand PR, Women Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria, BPW, Faith Foundation, Aquarian Consult, Management Transformation, Pot of Gold, Charity of Choice.
The conference has a wide range of strong media partners including OnoBello.com, Forbes Africa, New African Woman Magazine, Ventures Africa, Exquisite Magazine, The Guardian Newspaper, Thisday Style, Bella Naija, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, Wasabi FM, Precious Success, TW Magazine, City FM, TVC, Conect Nigeria, Tech360ng and more! And Metro Taxi as the official WOWe taxi company.
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OnoBello.com is a media partner of the WOWe Conference
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