On Friday, November 3, 2017 an array of speakers will mount the stage at the maiden edition of TEDxMendeWomen. They will include Cathey Armillas, award winning author, Brand Strategist and TEDx Coach; Tope Oshin, film director; Toun Okewale-Sonaiya, Founder, WFM 91.7; Josephine Effah-Chukwuma of Project Alert; and Khadijah Abdullahi-Iyah, Publisher, SI Magazine & Founder Beyond Mentors.
The other speakers for the one-day invitation only event are Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, Branding & Communications Expert and Founder, The Lighthouse Network; Uri Ngozichukwuka, Founder, Edwin, a not-for-profit organisation helping physically challenged women and girls; Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, founder W-Tec centre for technology skills transfer and Toni Kan, poet, PR Expert, author and the only male speaker in the line-up.
TEDWomen brings together a global community of people interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action.
Speaking on the event, Florence Atunwa Olumodimu, Marketing Communications Consultant & Licensee for TEDxMendeWomen said the “9 female Speakers and 1 male Speaker will focus on the Theme: “Yes, We Can Build Bridges” from 9 am to 3pm with the event highlights live streamed to fans and followers across Nigeria.”
She added that the debut TEDxMendeWomen, in partnership with ntel, is a global event holding as a simulcast with the TEDWomen Conference holding in New Orleans, United States from 1 – 3 November with the #tedwomen.
“Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world. Truly, the Nigerian Women are creative, full of ideas and optimism. We expected interested participants to follow us on this journey to connecting, engaging and sharing ideas worth spreading. There are nine female and one male speaker focusing on the Theme: “Yes, We Can Build Bridges,” Olumodimu stated.
She further explained that Tosin Adefeko, PR Consultant and Vimbai Mutinhiri, Zimbabwean actress, model and television personality will anchor the event while R&B artiste Kola Soul, Yadinchima and others will perform.
The event is supported by House of Tara, The Lighthouse Network, Rock Salt Services, A1 Multi Media Academy, Omu Obilor Luxury Events, Senuel Photography, Web’n’Walk, Melting Moments, Expand Press Ltd, Indigo Printwears, Business Day, SabiNews and The Luxury Reporter.