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Be the best at what you do, DareToInspire charges young Muslim women


Committed to mentoring youths, especially young Muslim women, Dare to inspire (DTI), an initiative set up to empower, enlighten and elevate young (Muslim) women recently launched its inaugural Mentoring Session.

Theme ‘Empowering the Young Muslim Woman’, the well attended session young women from all walks of life, which held at the Multipurpose Hall, Laroche Leadership Foundation, Gbagada, Lagos, provided a platform for them to observe, interact with and learn from outstanding established women leaders, experienced business people and leading industry experts.

Speakers at the event include the Medical Director/Chief Psychiatrist at Pinnacle Medical Service/Founder Pinnacle Health Radio, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri; Partner and Director of Finance KPMG professional Services, Biola Bada; Founder ARABEL Exclusive Islamic Materials Ltd, Shareefah Andu; CEO, HOME & You Ltd/Interior Designer at Interior Design & Furniture Manufacturing Coy, Feyisola Abiru; Dr. Fatimah Habeebu-Adeyemi, Obstetrics Gynaecologist at Victoria Island Consultancy Hospital/LUTH, and Kafilat Araoye, former General Manager and Group Head, Human Resources, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.


The Convener, Mrs Bunmi Adebimpe, in her welcome address explained that the reason for setting up the Initiative was to create a platform that will assist young Muslim women to unleash their potentials, break the barriers that have hindered their growth as well as to enhance their skills and competencies and generally to inspire them to develop a positive attitude being the foundation of living a fulfilled and successful life.

She enjoined the young women to learn from the experiences of the speakers to enrich their lives and rediscover themselves for the limitless opportunities ahead.

With the keynote address delivered by Mrs Shareefah Andu, Ms Bada provided tips on how the participants can better manage their finances including how to determine their true net-worth.

Dr Kadiri spoke on how young women can position themselves to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the country. Mrs. Araoye shared useful lessons on how to build brand and value as Muslim women.

Other highpoint of the event included question and answer sessions, mind games and a three-woman panel discussion to address the topic: ‘Shattering the Stereotypes: How to Find Your Own Voice’.

The panelists, Dr Fatimah Habeebu-Adeyemi; Mrs Feyisola Abiru and Mrs Bimpe Afolabi advocated for the women to be focused and not feel intimidated or limited by any circumstances they may find themselves in.

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