Saturday, July 21, 2007
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Lagos, Nigeria -- June 1st, 2005 -- When we took to the streets to ask, Who are the top 40 under 40 female professionals in Nigeria? Here is one of the answers we got, 'That one na easy question, if you want make I name names': Madame Speaker, Honourable Etteh is one, Doctor Mrs Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, Stock Exchange is another! Wait, wait, we said, under 40?! I hear you my brothers but wetin a woman fit accomplish before 40 in this country that would make a top lady?!'
The average Joe and Jane in Nigeria don't have a monopoly over such sentiment. It seems as a nation, as with many others around the world, we are yet to come to grips with the reality that more and more women, especially younger women, are raising to top of their careers. It therefore becomes an imperative for us, as a nation, to start sensitizing ourselves to this notion that women of all ages deserve the right to be successful.
To inspire and cultivate a Nigeria that appreciates the young professional woman, the Nigerian Professionals Network (NiPRO) is hosting the first of its kind reception to recognize and highlight the achievements of young professional women in Nigeria. "Let us catch and honour them young, to help inspire more of them to become the likes of Dr. (Mrs) Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, says Kamil Olufowobi, the Executive Director of NiPRO International. He went on to say, we aim to connect these up and coming 40 diverse, young and talented female professionals with their more established counterparts, one to facilitate mentorship and two, as a group we are asking for a collective and innovative plan of action to help inspire more female leadership in Nigeria."
In honouring the Top 40 under 40 Female professionals in Nigeria, as NiPRO intendsto do as part of their 2nd Top (40) under (40) Conventions on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 in Lagos, NiPRO will begin the transformation the Nigerian society needs with regards to embracing female leadership of all ages. The NiPRO Woman summit and reception will attract the who is who in the Nigerian community, top level executives, high ranking government officials, Nigerian?s most eligible bachelors and much more. The outcome of the Summit will be a collective and innovative plan of action to inspire more female leadership in Nigeria.
- Resides in Nigeria
- Have a track record of leadership and/or success within the Nigerian community
- Age 18 - 40
- Socially Conscious
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND ?!
- Join the coalition of the willing and able
- Join the most vibrant network of young Nigerian professionals creating a paradigm shift
- Build contacts that can make a difference in your life
- Exchange ideas, leads and recommendations with prominent Nigerian professionals
- Network with the 2007 Top (40) under (40) female professionals in Nigeria
- Network with Prominent Nigerian Professionals
We are witnessing today the gradual change of perception by many governments, organizations and individuals around the world about the role of women in Society. Nigeria for instance with the ushering of democracy has little by little seen many women risen to higher positions in academics, politics and the corporate world. Young women are continuing to use their special talents (feminine genius and energy) to transform the Nigerian Society. Therefore, it becomes necessary to recognize and highlight the achievements of these women to inspire and cultivate a Nigeria that appreciates the NiPRO Woman. This elegant dinner reception will recognize and highlight the achievements of 40 diverse, young and talented female professionals in Nigeria.
The summit and reception in Lagos, Nigeria will attract the who's who in the Nigerian community, top level executives, high ranking government officials, Nigerian's most eligible bachelors and much more.
The outcome of the Summit will be a collective and innovative plan of action to inspire more female leadership in Nigeria .
"Inspiring a New Generation of Female Leadership in Nigeria"
APPLY TO ATTEND
STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY
For More Information visit www.niproevents.com
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Dear Young Nigerian Professionals,
"Come my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world." – Tennyson
An initiative in search of inspiration.
Please see below and send your nominations to Victor@unesco.co.uk
PROJECT: INSPIRING NIGERIANS
Vivienne Eka, a Nigerian born photographer, living in the United Kindgom and Advisor and Liaison, Photographic projects for A Ray of Hope, Unesco Youth Ambassador for the Culture of Peace is interested in promoting a photographic initiative and in doing so search for the most inspirational and altruistic people contributing towards a postive "Nigeria today", Artists, Poets, Scientist, Athletes, Footballers, Spiritual leaders, Fashion Designers, Musicians, and Heads of Business just to mention a few. Vivienne is looking for twelve/thirteen "models" of integrity and influence. . Collection methods for the photographs can be decided following nominations. These photographs would be placed online and entitled " Inspiring Nigerians" also providing the potential for a 2008 Calendar.
So you want to nominate someone, please ensure that your nomination includes a few paragraphs of information justifying your submission.
Do you know of an individual either old or young, male of female, that makes a positive difference to Nigerian society.
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