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Business Women Hub holds conference, empowers female-owned MSMEs

By Onyinye Onobe
16 April 2022   |   3:55 am
With effort to continually give back to society through supporting female business leaders in their growing enterprises, Business Women Hub (BWH) held conference to acknowledge and appreciate efforts of female entrepreneurs in Africa.

L-R: Business Tourism Manager, Sterling Bank Abiola Adelana; Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state on Entrepreneurial Development, Meflyn Awana; AWEP Vice – President, South West Nigeria, Funmi Suleman; Founding Partner, DealHQ Partners, Tosin Ajose; Founder Business Women Hub, Imelda Usoro-Olaoye; Mrs Oyindamola Ogunsanwo; Dr. Mrs. Modupe Olorunnimbe and Mrs. Iniobong Obinna-Onunkwo at the event.

With effort to continually give back to society through supporting female business leaders in their growing enterprises, Business Women Hub (BWH) held conference to acknowledge and appreciate efforts of female entrepreneurs in Africa.

These female entrepreneurs have gone through training by the BWH platform and have successfully put the skills learnt to good use, nursing growing enterprises both in Africa and the Diaspora.

The BWH conference 2022 with theme, ‘Ready or Not: A generation of business leaders’, recorded the attendance of speakers and thriving entrepreneurs.

According to the first lady of Lagos state, Dr. Mrs. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu who was represented by Mrs. Oyindamola Ogunsanwo, “even as the women’s day celebration comes to a close, women should endeavor to carry on the movement and continue to break the bias in whatever field they find themselves.”

She also deeply commended the philanthropic efforts of BWH for creating an innovative platform aimed at supporting female entrepreneurs, especially those in their first five businesses in Africa.

Founder of BWH and the Managing Partner of Thinkmint Nigeria, Mrs. Imelda Usoro-Olaoye lauded organisations who engaged themselves directly towards the cause of empowering business leaders. She further disclosed that the registered members of the BWH community reaches over 1,000 women as well as the growing businesses owned by female Nigerians living in both Africa and the diaspora.

“We keep building, day by day, a network of highly skilled female entrepreneurs by providing them with valuable information, access to markets, finance, and new opportunities.”

A member of the BWH Patron, Mrs. Ini-Obong Umoren Onunkwo said that since the community was established in 2020, it has not failed in its quest to provide various kinds of digital training on sales, business positioning, marketing, as well as opportunities for members to own free online stores through the BWH portal.

She also noted that the portal gives access to general business workshops for infant businesses, as well as access to funding through the BWH contribution scheme.

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