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Women Of Rubies At 1: The journey so far…


Women Of Rubies blog community was founded a year ago on September 26, 2015, by Mrs. Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye, who is also the Editor-In-Chief. Women Of Rubies has since been striving to share inspiring stories of exceptional women; from the tomato seller to the CEO of a company. Women Of Rubies has relentlessly being bringing hope, motivating, and celebrating women all over the globe.

Within the space of 365 days, Women Of Rubies has interviewed over 40 exceptional women, profiled over 50 women, and shared close a thousand stories and news of exceptional women all over the country and beyond.

It’s been an awesome, inspiring, motivating 365 days journey for Women Of Rubies. The blog has been inspired by women working their way out of no way , and has also inspired lots of women, all in the space of 365 days; and still intend to inspire, motivate, and celebrate women.

Below are thoughts of some of the exceptional women, who have been interviewed and profiled on the blog in the last 365 days:
…Women of Rubies platform is that place where like-minded women find expression, convergence, support, and empowerment. Being showcased on the platform brought awareness to my work, so much so that people also asked how they can be part of it; some of which have translated to some support.

Therefore, on this first year anniversary of Women of Rubies, I wish the Founder – Mrs. Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye – and the entire team greater heights, higher horizon, and more impact. Let’s reach more.

— Bukky Shonibare, Founder, Girl Child Africa & Co-founder #Bringbackourgirls

…A group that helps promote and share the woman, her struggles, triumphs and story; always gets thumbs up from me. Thank you Women of Rubies , you have remained a place I can be inspired.

– Adenike Oyetunde, OAP & Lawyer
…Congratulations Woman of Rubies on your 1st Year Anniversary and Kudos to Ms.Esther Ijewere for your brilliant column and journalistic point of view.

Woman of Rubies has really put Nigeria on the map for me and changed my perception of this country and it’s beautiful people.
I want to thank Woman of Rubies for inviting me to be featured in an interview and grace  the pages  of this stunning magazine. I was thrilled to join the ranks of the incredible woman who have come before me and I know will continue to come after me for a long, long time.

Woman of Rubies has become a valuable resource for me when I am seeking interesting guests for my show.
It is visually beautiful magainze and I love how it celebrates the BEST of Woman while inspiring other woman to become great themselves. Esther, keep  on growing your magazine and don’t stop finding the hidden  GEM in all of us.
-Frankie Picasso, Founder of The Good Radio Network, Author, Artist & Radio Host

…Women of Rubies magazine captures so much of what moves and inspires my soul, featuring rich stories of women who overcome obstacles, expand their horizons, follow their dreams and discover their extraordinary self. Women of Rubies helps unite and empower all women to create better lives for themselves and improve the world around them as a result!”

Maura Sweeney – Ambassador of Happiness
– International Speaker,  eCourse Author& HuffPost Contributor

…”I am so privileged to be one of the many women that Women of Rubies magazine has not only celebrated, but EMPOWERED through the rich and riveting tales of other inspiring women who have shared their journey, experience, challenges and triumph to positively impact women of all works of life, around the world to keep excelling. It’s been 365 days of non-stop INSPIRATION. What an amazing milestone. I celebrate your efforts and accomplishment. And I celebrate the brain behind this vision – Esther Ijewere Kalejaiye. May you, the team and your platform continue to be a positive force for women. You

ROCK! Happy First Anniversary!”
– Alex Okoroji (Nigerian Actress, Writer, Talk Radio Host, Speaker and Self-Help Mentor).

…One year and growing stronger!
You can never ever measure fully the impact your interviews are doing to both the interviewee and the reader out there. Reaching out to women from all walks of life and everywhere in the continent. The power of story telling – A relief and healing to the teller a lesson and celebration of victory and

God’s grace from the reader.
I am humbled to have been featured as a woman contributing positively to Africa’s development through social change by Women of Rubies and I am proud to have met you Esther through Vital Voices and interact with your works!

Bless you.
– JaYoung Naphtalie Margaret, Kenya – Africa.
Social Entrepreneur & Bell Mount Registrars and Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

…Women empowerment still remains the best and greatest empowerment because of their impact in the society that causes ripple effect. Thanks to WOMEN OF RUBIES for showing the path of greatness to every woman across the globe for good 365 days still counting. GOD bless Esther Ijewere,GOD bless Women of Rubies Team and God bless all the Women of Rubies globally.

-Funmi Omisope
Executive Director,
Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi)

… Wow! I can’t believe Women of rubies is just one year. The impact that it’s had on me even before been i was recognised and feature is immeasurable. With a platform like Women of rubies, I feel like I can be all that I want to be as a woman. Being featured on WOR, I am reassured that I don’t have to be highly connected or pay heavy to be in the media so my work can be supported.This is a different kind of phenomenal and a real woman helping woman.
-Omotinuke Junaid, CEO 313 Fashion

Congrats Esther + team Women of Rubies, Thank you for giving us a platform where women are celebrated.
Many more years to come for Women of Rubies.

– Ayodeji Osowobi , Founder, Stand to End Rape (STER)
Women of Rubies is an awesome publication that profiles the plight of women who are champions and have overcome the tragedies of life. It has inspired me to expand my legal practice and my brand into the global marketplace… and for that, I am forever grateful. Women of Rubies, Thanks for being an inspiration to the worlds women. –LeTonya F. Moore, American Attorney

Women of Rubies is an amazing platform that has showcased and celebrated so many women especially those you’d not typically read about. I was given the opportunity to share my story and the responses I got were inspiring and uplifting. Thank you Women of Rubies for all you do. – Raquel Jacobs , Founder, Beyond the Classroom

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