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With the intention of reinstating optimism to the Nigerian woman and the country as a whole, BusinessDay presents the third edition of Inspiring Woman Series, an event that was birthed in July 2010 and has since become a programme that the discerning Nigerian woman always looks forward to.

The annual event is an offshoot of the enlightening page called INSPIRING WOMAN in BusinessDay, where various women who have inspired Nigeria positively and have played major roles in the process of national renaissance and women development have been featured.

Speakers who have graced the occasion since inception include Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade & Industry, Ghana; Funke Osibodu, Managing Director / CEO, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc; First Lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola; First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; The UNICEF ambassador; Yvonne Chaka Chaka; and Ibukun Awosika, Managing Director Sokoa Chair Centre, to mention a few.

This year will indeed be exciting as it promises participants insight on financial responsibility, personal branding, customer service and personal success.

The Keynote Speaker is Zoe Molapisi, Co-creative Executive Producer for the Parable Leadership Awards and CEO/Founder of By Design Africa, a full service event design, management, and production agency. A charismatic speaker, remarkable serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building and strengthening relationships, Molapisi has been a self-financed business leader for many years. She gained success in Corporate South Africa, managing budgets exceeding $25m. Zoe founded By Design Africa in 2003 with the help of just one employee. In her first year of operation, she boasted a $1 million turnover.

Molapisi single-handedly pulled By Design Africa successfully through the first three “make or break” years in any business. The business has since enjoyed tremendous growth. She is part of The International Women Leaders
Mentoring Partnership, an initiative that was created to mentor young
girls from previously disadvantaged communities as well as sponsor
mentoring opportunities for young businesswomen.

Special Guest Speaker is the First Lady of Benue State, Arc. Mrs. Dooshima Yemisi Suswam.

Other speakers are:

Mo Abudu, Executive Director, Moments with Mo, Managing Director, Vic-Lawrence & Associates Ltd.

Honourable Abike Dabiri Erewa, Chairman, House Committee
on Diaspora Affairs.

Jumoke Adenowo, Founder, Awesome Treasures Foundation, and Principal Partner, AD Consulting Ltd.

Adeola Azeez, Chairperson, WIMBIZ, and Country Representative, Deutsche Bank.

Theme: The Leading Woman as a Catalyst of Change

Venue: The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos

Date: 19th of July 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Fee: N 20,000

For further information, please contact Kemi on 08160808615 or

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This article was first published on 10th July 2012 and updated on July 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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