Over 1, 500 women to attend WIMBIZ’s 17th annual conference

The 17th annual conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a non-governmental organisation for women, taking place on November 1 – 2, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, will be attended by over 1, 500 participants from all over the world.

The annual conference is WIMBIZ’s flagship event which holds in November of every year and is attended by women from all over the world to discuss a broad range of issues based on a theme that is topical and relevant to women in the business, corporate, public and development sectors.

Chairperson, WIMBIZ Executive Council, Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi, who disclosed this in a statement made available on Thursday, added that the theme of the conference is: “Unstoppable you! Reinvent and reinvigorate”.

Aboderin-Talabi said that “this year’s edition will once again focus on the African woman in business and management and how she can thrive in today’s world, building a sustainable legacy by staying abreast with global trends, adapting and readapting for challenges ahead.

“As the theme implies, relevance and fulfilment for today’s working woman is greatly hinged on her ability to effectively balance every aspect of her life while enjoying the support of her family, peers and society in achieving her dreams”.

According to the chairperson, the conference will comprise breakout and plenary sessions and end as always with a rousing debate.

She added that “hot button topics in the area of mental health, nutrition, personal finance, wellness, leadership, branding, work-life balance, the technology take over, and so on will be discussed. Each session will be ably facilitated by leading men and women who are relatable.

“Each year, a group of dedicated volunteers gather to plan and implement an increasingly meaningful, impactful, and inspiring conference for Nigerian women in management, business and public service. This year’s edition of the WIMBIZ annual conference will live up to this high standard and furthermore will galvanize and reawaken the inner repository of resilience that is latent within all women”.

This year’s edition will also host two sets of impact investment awards; female achievers’ awards and a value-packed networking breakfast.

“Whether in government, private sector or the society in general, women are a vital building and nurturing force. The WIMBIZ conference affords women of all works of life and ages the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute and add immense value to themselves, their fellow women, family and the society at large,” Aboderin-Talabi added.

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