There is a Chinese proverb that states: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”.
As the year draws to an end, we are all drawn to evaluating our current situation, to assessing the progress made over the course of the year and to planning for the advancement we desire in the coming years. In charting the future, the greatest need is to bridge the gap between desire and actualisation, between setting and achieving goals and between the talk and the walk.
WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers) has become known for its bold initiatives aimed at helping to bridge that gap through its mentoring programme and an annual high-powered event for women who have chosen to pursue a career and be successful. WISCAR is a non-profit organization focused on empowering and developing professional women to contribute to development and nation building in Africa. The organization will be hosting its Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference themed; ‘Enriching Lives By Telling Our Own Stories’ that aims to highlight the importance of role modelling and mentorship by successful women leaders as a gift to the next generation in national development.
The Conference will hold at the Muson Center, Onikan on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 9am. The Keynote speaker for the event is a Global Icon, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Mo Ibrahim prize winner; Former President of Liberia and first female President in Africa, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Other speakers include Ambassador Nozipho January Bardill – International Diplomat, Corporate Relations specialist and Chair, Nelson Mandela University Council Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman – Public Administrator and MD NPA, Mrs. Polly Alakija – Artist, Author and Chair Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture, Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe – Real Sector Entrepreneur and CEO Secure ID Group, Mrs Aisha Ahmad, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Tunji Lardner, Leader of thought and raconteur, Mrs Amina Oyagbola, versatile Corporate Executive and WISCAR Founder and many others will also be present to give the audience front-row insights based on their experience and facts on workplaces and institutions. The event will be compered by a notable organisational effectiveness consultant, Mrs. Habiba Balogun. Innovative Nigerian playwright and artiste, Mrs. Ifeoma Fafunwa will also present thought-provoking sketches during the course of the programme.
The WISCAR conference affords women of all works of life and age the opportunity to learn, grow, network, contribute and add value to themselves, their families, fellow women, and the society at large.
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The 2018 WISCAR Annual Leadership and Mentoring Conference promises to enrich lives by telling powerful stories. In the rich African tradition of story telling as a vital means of instruction; many impactful tales of discovery and success will be told. Be there, hear them, tell them!!!