Creative Director of Taeillo Furniture, Jumoke Dada, is one of the winners of the recently concluded seventh edition of Diamond Bank Building Entrepreneur Today (BET), an investment strategy to profile and help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with social impacts output to upscale their businesses. The BET programme deals with the diverse challenges related to…
Investing in women
I approach my work as a businesswoman the way a politician would push to have his or her policies to be finally translated into new law. I push for change. There must always be a cause behind what I do, or I’d get bored or feel unfulfilled. That’s just me.
‘We’re training youths, especially young women, to become future leaders’
For the first time in 101years, Lions Club International has a female president. Why did it take so long for it to happen? I believe it took this long because the Lions Club started as a gentlemen’s club, thus was male dominated. Lions Club started in 1917 but the Lioness club started in 1975.
There are women doing great things in male dominated sectors – Aderonke Adeshina
The English Language and Literature graduate from the University of Lagos started working at a financial institution right after her NYSC and this greatly influenced her journey into the business of shoe and bag making industry.
Amy Jadesimi is the CEO of LADOL, a $500 million Industrial Free Zone in Lagos. A commissioner for business and sustainable development commission, she has an MBA...
We need more women in technology, the tech industry is the future – Kike Oniwinde, CEO BYP Network
Kike Oniwinde is the Founder and CEO of BYP Network, a platform for black young professionals to connect with each other and corporations.
Metrowoman entrepreneur of the week: Yetty Williams
Yetty Williams is the founder of LagosMums, a resource for mothers, parents and caregivers on raising children in the 21st Century. LagosMums is the first Nigerian parenting website dedicated to offering a one-stop destination for parents in Lagos, Nigeria and the Diaspora. It has become a trusted platform for companies and brands that offer products…
I take every challenge as a stepping stone towards greatness, I never give up
Adefunke Adewumi, the founder of Black Diamonds Support Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports and empower women especially widows and single mothers, she is well known in the slums giving hope, medical, wellbeing and educational support to indigents children, across the country. She speaks against domestic violence, rape, child abuse and molestation. Her popularity soar…
I started from teaching women how to make shawarma and build a business around it – Bunmi Ajayi
Bunmi Ajayi is a business coach known as the Start-up mindset coach, convener Passion to profit masterclass and author of, Get up and rule.
We’ve taken a well-known traditional concept and automated it using tech’
Odunayo Eweniyi is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Piggybank.ng, a company that securely makes saving money possible by combining discipline...
I am an unrepentant optimist and a firm believer that our dreams are worth fighting for – Tolulope Babajide
Tolulope Babajide, the Lead strategist of Ink & Ideas Consulting is a passionate and creative Communications specialist. A 2006 graduate of English and Literary Studies, Tolulope started her career in Advertising as a copywriter and swiftly moved into core journalism at the defunct 234Next as a copy editor, Arts and Culture reporter and a columnist.…