Month: February 2019

Ibadan Women’s Festival & Expo 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Day With a 3 Day City-Wide Fringe Festival Friday, 15th March – Sunday, 17th March, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm Daily To Inform, Inspire And Connect Women For Personal Action And Advancement In Life, Workplace And Communities. Establish Simplified And Easily Accessible Processes For Undeserved Women. Develop Sustainable Community-Based Approaches To Enhance Women’s Economic Stability. SHE-CREATES Bring Your Vision To Life, Creating The Future You Want, Turning Passion To Profession Dream Start And …

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YALI Alumni Innovation Fund (YAIF) – 2nd Call

The goal of the YAIF Fund is to provide essential seed capital and technical assistance to young African leaders under the age of 40. This support will enable investments in promising enterprises, thereby fostering opportunity and development in Africa. Objectives include: (1) selecting and funding young African leaders to launch or expand their revenue-generating ventures; and (2) linking young leaders with business development partners to facilitate mentoring, provide professional advice and technical know-how, and improve …

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The Anzisha Prize for Young Africans

The Anzisha Prize is Africa’s biggest award for her youngest entrepreneurs, and hands out over USD $100,000 every year in funding to entrepreneurs from all over the continent. Criteria You must be between 15 and 22 years old with an ID document or Passport to present as evidence. Anyone born before November 1, 1996 or after October 31, 2004 will not be considered You must be a national of an African country with a business …

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Chérie Blair foundation Road to Growth Nigeria.

Road to Growth was successfully piloted with 500 women business owners in Nigeria in 2015-16 and was subsequently launched in Mexico in 2018. Read more about the impact of the Nigeria pilot. Following on from these initiatives, we are continuing our collaborative venture with ExxonMobil Foundation in 2019 in Nigeria. Road to Growth will continue to provide support to women entrepreneurs in a series of phases. This iteration will also include the use of our …

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Women We Admire: Olubunmi Fajuyigbe

In the spirit of tooting your horn, today we Admire @olubunmisays the Initiator and Director of She Learns Here Ltd. Olubunmi is a professional trainer, conference speaker and instructor, the Initiator of She Learns Here, a platform where she is a part of the faculty that trains and supports women with knowledge to improve their lives & businesses using digital technology. She is passionate about female empowerment, gender equality and wellness for Urban families. Olubunmi …

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Femmepreneur Spotlight: Seyifunmi Fadeyi of Zircon Initiatives.

This week, our spotlight is in Seyifunmi Fadeyi, the Director of Zircon Initiatives. An event management and decoration outfit based in General gas, Ibadan. She a very creative lady who loves meeting people and travelling. Seyifunmi love to add value to people so she trains and gives her all into making her trainees the best Read more about her below Tell us about your business I direct an event management and decor company. We help …

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INGRESSIVE CAPITAL FUND FOR AFRICAN TECH ENABLED STARTUPS

INGRESSIVE IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN INNOVATORS. They invest $50k to $100k checks into Pre-Seed to Seed, tech-enabled companies based in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ingressive provides follow-on funding with our own investor base, who run some of the leading funds in the world. Ingressive looks for post-launch founders with a great product, solving a big problem, and work with them on ways to grow and scale through business development, partnerships and financial …

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Women we admire: Femi Olayebi

Femi Olayebi is the CEO and Chief Creative Director of My World of Bags, a Handbag Design and Manufacturing company based in Ibadan, Nigeria. Under My World of Bags, she runs FEMIHANDBAGS, an ‘affordable luxury’ line of bespoke, beautifully handcrafted leather handbags. 2008 – Femi was one of the first 25 recipients to be awarded the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholarship. May 2009 – she was also the only Nigerian to be selected for the …

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International Day of Women and Girls in STEM 2019

11th of February every year is set aside as the International Day of Women and Girls in STEM. This year, we collaborated with MAYEIN, (an NGO which provides support, skills, policy advocacy, mentoring and more to youths) to host a workshop on Digital skills for Girls from 10 invited schools in Ibadan. The event started with a keynote address by Olubunmi Fajuyigbe, the Initiator of She Learns Here. She encouraged the girls to be bold, …

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Femmepreneur Spotlight Yetunde Adegboye of YBOM ventures

Our second entrepreneurial feature this year on She Learns Here is Yetunde Adegboye, the Founder of Ybom ventures, the parent company of Kidpolis by Ybom, a computer science graduate who also holds a masters degree in Managerial Psychology. Before now, Yetunde had worked in several industries including Oil and Gas, Maritime, Banking and Aviation industries. However, she always had a feeling of dissatisfaction. This led her to return to her love of fashion, choosing to …

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Women we admire: Funke Opeke

Funke Opeke, CEO, Founder, Main One who was recently named as part of @forbes World’s top 50 women in Technology and has received several awards for her vision and audacity. After 20 years working in U.S. telecoms, Funke Opeke returned to her native Nigeria and commenced correcting that country’s connectivity problems. The former Verizon executive joined public telecoms company NITEL and learned satellites were just part of the problem. So in 2008, she turned her …

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