Inspiring Change Conference: Abike Dabiri charges Nigerian youths to be more
The seventh edition of the Inspiring Change Conference hosted by Adesunmbo Adeoye confirmed its mandate of deliberately ensuring that women thrive and succeed despite warring realities, through its platform.
The event, which held recently at the Wisdom Arena, Agege, recorded almost 2000 participants, including Nigerian women in business, ministry and career, with a few numbers of male attendees.
Reeling off this year’s theme, There Is More, the conference was graced by the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM); Hon Abike Dabiri- Erewa, who heralded the event as the keynote speaker. During her session, she laid emphasis through her experiences and hurdles, on the need to become more, etching that the alternative to More, is hard work, commitment, and integrity. She encouraged participants to work in that direction and also shared the P.H.D principles, which are: Perseverance, Humility and Determination.
Convener, Adesunmbo Adeoye also struck a balance with practical teachings that was presented to the audience by laying foundations on how they can better actualize their dreams and goals. Powering each interaction with useful tips and references, she said: “Value creation is a mainstay to becoming more.
Highlighting the areas of self-empowerment and development was the Girl Talk segment that featured great minds like Toyin Onigbanjo, Sola Adesakin and Eno Essien. As front-liners in their respective industries, the trio engaged participants and guests, sharing insights and workable scenarios with cues from their personal experiences. The session was impactful as it reached an emotional climax for many, including attendees, whose attention was sustained by the moment.
Drawing its curtain with a Q and A segment, the conference housed exhibitions and a showcase of services, affording attendees and participants the platform to connect, network and support SMEs, with a refined mindset and understanding of becoming more for one’s self and society.