ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration starting July 2020, ElectHER will implement activities aimed at increasing women’s political representation and leadership in Nigeria.
Diatom Impact has committed to support ElectHER with a grant of $50,000 for a one-year period. The funds will go towards setting up and launching the ElectHER Academy which will provide access to quality online and offline training for at least 1,000 Women interested in politics.
The funds will also support the pioneer batch of the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme, a 6-month intensive fellowship and incubator programme aimed at identifying young women and equipping them with the tools, network, and resources they need to become Future Lawmakers in Nigeria.
Commenting on the partnership, Director of Impact and Research at Diatom lmpact, Dr. Anna Bethune said “We are so excited to see the change ElectHer will make in Nigerian politics in the coming years. Female political leadership is vital to the development of a functioning democracy and equitable society.”
In addition to the above, Diatom Impact will also support ElectHER in building Institutional capacity and brand awareness globally.
Similarly, ElectHER has also received a $50,000 grant from the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED). NED will support a project focused on advancing women’s political participation through Impact storytelling.
With this support, ElectHER will use art, documentary-style storytelling, as well as traditional consultative sessions to improve the negative perceptions and entrenched stereotypes that continue to encourage poor participation of women in politics.
With the support of NED, ElectHER hopes to change the behaviour and perception of women and other stakeholders with the aim to increase the number of women who are engaged and encouraged to decide, to run, and win elections.
Commenting on the partnerships, co-founders of ElectHER Ibijoke Faborode and Abosede George-Ogan both confirmed how thrilled they are to get support for ElectHER and expressed gratitude to Diatom Impact and NED for the vote of confidence promising to deliver in line with the specific project deliverables both aimed at advancing women’s representation and leadership in Nigeria.
ElectHER is a an end‐to-end women’s political advancement initiative by The Social Change Network “TSCN” Africa and Women in Leadership Advancement Network “WILAN”, addressing the under-representation of women in elective office through behavioral change communications, skills development, human capital and funding mobilization, with an end-goal to enable capable women competitively Decide, Run and Win elections. We are on a mission to support 1000 women to run for office in 2023!
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Diatom Impact (“Diatom”) is an impact-focused investment and research organization committed to be a global change agent through collaborative partnerships with communities, corporations, and governments to create solutions that solve entrenched development challenges in Africa.
SalesRuby to gather over 300 revenue leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana at the Africa Revenue Summit (AFRES2021)
The event which holds at The Campbell Centre, Marina, Lagos will feature 25+ Speakers, 25+ Sessions across several distinct tracks.
The Africa Revenue Summit formerly known as Sales Leadership Conference (SLC) has evolved over the past four years as the largest convergence for revenue leaders across corporate Africa. The first, second and third editions hosted by SalesRuby held in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively welcoming over 400 participants each year.
This year’s edition intends to gather over 500 participants from across Africa including Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa to discuss modern strategies, processes and techniques for driving the growth of companies and organizations. This year’s event; up from just focusing on sales; would be taking a deep-dive review of themes across the entire revenue value chain which would include sales, marketing, culture, people leadership etc.
The event which holds on Friday & Saturday, June 4th & 5th, 2021 at The Campbell Centre, Marina, Lagos will feature 25+ Speakers, 25+ Sessions across several distinct tracks. The theme of the summit is “Scaling Growth, Optimizing Margins”
Some of the speakers at AFRES 2021 include:
- Motayo Latunji – Sales Director, Hayat Kimya
- Bunmi Jembola – CEO, SaleRuby
- Olutayo Latunji – Head of Sales Operation, Nestle Nigeria
- Winston Nolan – CEO, Sales Machine (South Africa)
- Sam Kariuki – Sales Trainer, Growth Partners (Kenya, East Africa)
- Mawuli Ocloo – Chief Sales Partner, Salesmark Services (Ghana)
- Yewande Akomolafe-Kalu – Head, Branding & Storytelling, Flutterwave
- Ose Osundeko – Group Head, Digital Marketing, Fidelity Bank
- Kenechi Eneh – Divisional CEO, ipNX
- Adenike Lucas – VP, Sales & General Manager – West Africa, Upstream
- Fikayo Akeredolu – Head of Growth, Stears
- Ibiyinka Dada – Digital Marketing Manager, Airtel
- and 13+ more industry leaders
What to expect at the Africa Revenue Summit:
The speakers and leaders, which were selected from across four countries in Africa and across multiple fields related to the theme, will offer invaluable insights and actionable strategies to CEOs, Executive Directors, Head of Sales, Marketing Directors and associated stakeholders on such topics as:
- Designing a modern sales process for growth
- How to shorten deal cycles
- Telling brand stories that cut through the noise
- Strategic interventions for growing key accounts
- Culture as a force for growth
- Best class content strategies for today’s buyers
- Understanding the core principles and practice of sales enablement
- Designing a winning inside sales strategy
- Go to market strategies fit for these times
- Leading a product-led growth strategy
- Recruiting, onboarding & retaining exceptional sales talents
- and many more sessions
Interested in participating in this event, visit https://afres.africa/get-ticket/
Call 09070047684, 09070048214. You can also send an email to [email protected]
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Accelerex Tech Open House creates opportunities for innovative Nigerians
Accelerex is renowned for its pedigree in innovation, world-class technology, excellent customer service and a commitment to provide fintech solutions.
Nigeria’s foremost fintech company, Global Accelerex (“Accelerex”), is creating exciting job opportunities for young and innovative Nigerians with a strong bias for technology, through its Accelerex Tech Open House. The first edition of the event held recently at Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, with the finest set of creative and brilliant software engineers and tech innovators in attendance.
The young, vibrant and smart-looking techies took turns to chat with the company’s in-house assessors. This was followed by intense conversations and demos, as each of the participants displayed novel approaches to software design and development.
Speaking about the company’s objective for organizing the event, Executive Director, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Stanley Peters, stressed that Accelerex’s most valuable asset is its human resource. Therefore, it places the highest premium on attracting the best talents across the country.
“As a Company, we know that there are Nigerian software engineers that can rival their counterparts around the globe, as recent developments in the fintech space have shown. A critical part of our effort to strengthen the digital economy is the creation of this platform where outstanding individuals can showcase their skills and can join the Technology Team at Accelerex. We believe that the next big names in the technology space will come out of Africa, and we are providing the breeding ground for them,” Mr. Peters stated.
The Head, Human Resources, Mr. Rowland Ogbonda, pointed out that the company is expanding the frontiers and setting a new benchmark in the Nigerian fintech space by giving unrivalled opportunities to highly skilled tech talents with non-traditional education to join its workforce and become part of a team that is solving real-life problems for its target markets.
“We understand that there are many talented innovators and software engineers with disruptive ideas that they are eager to unleash. Therefore, we have scrapped the university degree requirement, and are prioritizing technical depth and capabilities above years of experience for tech candidates, even as we try to champion inclusion in our recruitment process. With our culture of continuous learning, improvement and upskilling, successful attendees would certainly realise their full potential with us,” Mr. Ogbonda added.
Further buttressing this position, Head, Enterprise Technology Solutions, Mr. Lanre Afodunrinbi, disclosed that the company’s expansion to other parts of Africa made it necessary to beef up the Technology Team to continually deliver superior solutions to its different markets.
“We believe in the youths and are giving them an opportunity to expand their knowledge and capabilities by selecting the smartest among them to leverage our African expansion and other growth initiatives. This will expose, challenge and motivate them to seek far-reaching solutions to perennial payment problems. Through this, we are also contributing to the economy and reducing the unemployment figures in Nigeria. Initiatives like our open house will go a long way towards curbing brain drain, as young and tech-savvy Nigerians will no longer jump on the next flight in search of greener pastures, when they can have the same opportunities here,” Mr. Afodunrinbi concluded.
At the end of the session, participants were given a dose of Accelerex’s hospitality, and were treated to upscale dining, gift packs and a free ride to and from the venue. The event gave prospective talents an immersive experience of the Accelerex culture in a warm, relaxed and engaging environment, which made the company an attractive career choice for them.
Accelerex is renowned for its pedigree in innovation, world-class technology, excellent customer service and a commitment to provide fintech solutions that evolve with customers’ needs across Africa. The company has set itself apart as a great place to work with a meaningful set of values that have defined its culture and helped cultivate an environment that embraces diversity and promotes ingenuity. Visit www.globalaccelerex.com to learn more about how you can join the Accelerex team.
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