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#WiBLES2015: The Official Press Release


Invitation to Building Greatness.
Join Me, Oby Ezekwesili, Toyin Saraki, Onyeka Onwenu at Building Greatness WIBLES Summit 2015.

I will like to invite you to join me and other leaders at the 2nd Annual Women in Business and Leadership Summit from the 15th – 17th October 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The African Union haschristened the years 2010-2020 as the African Women’s Decade as more women takethe reins at the most reputable institutions on the continent. Sadly, women arestill among the most underutilized resources in community development in Africa.

It is commonly saidthat there is a lot that women can do to support one another and the firstthing we can do is simply show up for another. It helps tremendously to sharenot only our successes but also our failures with one another in order for usto grow and truly learn from one another.

At the WIBLE Summit,you will hear from a number of women who have achieved excellence in theircareers and have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. You can choosefrom over 20 different workshop sessions that will explore leadership,communication, finances, diversity, entrepreneurship, strategic decisionmaking, marketing through technology, and networking. These programs willmotivate you to work toward your own goals to achieve greatness in whatever youdo.

Ranging from a Firstladies to C-Suite executives, our summit speakers will address a variety oftopics critical to women including enhancement of leadership and communicationskills, the bridging of the confidence gap, and the “Lean In” theory. You’lleven have the opportunity to get a new “headshot” – something that many of ushave not updated in years! Oh Lets I forget lots of fun as well.

Our confirmed speakers includes Baroness Flather,Member of the British house of Lords; Dr.Oby Ezekwesili, Former Vice-President of World Bank; Hajiya Zainab Maina, Former Minister of Women Affairs and SocialDevelopment, Prof Adenike Grange,FormerMinister of Health; Mrs Nike Davies,CEO Nike Art Gallery; NkechiObi, Vice Chairman TECHNO OIL LTD; Senator Florence Ita Giwa FormerPresidential Liaison Officer to the National Assembly; Mr Tonye Cole, CEO Sahara Group; Mr Dayo Israel, Africa Regional Director GLEEHD Foundation; Mrs Lola Visser Mabogunje — Former Senior Technical Adviser tothe Honorable Minister FMITI; H.E Mrs Toyin Saraki,Founder Wellbeing Foundation; DehabGhebreab, US Consular General; OnyekaOnwenu, Veteran Singer, songwriter, actress, journalist and politician; Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett,Actress, TV Presenter and Cosmetologist; OnariDuke, Country Director, Empretec Nigeria Foundation; Abiola Hafsat, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND); Boma Ozobia,Former President Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Ndidi Nwenuli, Founder Leap Africa; Moji Makanjuola, Veteran journalist andbroadcaster; Mrs Obafunmibi Ilupeju,CEO Rabonni Tech; Mrs Tammie Kanmoke,Former E.D POWER Cross River State; Mrs Agatha Amatha, CEO Rave TV; NikeOgunlesi, CEO Ruff and Tumble. JenniferOnah, CEO Ferona Couture UK; TokeMakinwa, On Air Personality; YetundeOdumesan-Omede, CEO and Founder of YetundeGlobal Consulting LLC; Dr. Ola Orekurin, CEO Flying Doctors, Adaora Isala, CEO Easy Taxi and manymore.

Please join us at theWomen in Business and Leadership Summit 2015 as I look forward to welcoming allof you to the venue in September. Dont forget, the Summit is not just for Women but also for the Men who celebrate them. 

To register, please visit For sponsorship and exhibition details, please call 08166765045, 08141690911 or email: Twitter: @wiblesummit  


H.E Mrs Opral Mason Benson OON
Summit President and Chair – Advisory Board, GLEEHD Foundation (Africa)
Honorary Consul of Liberia to Nigeria



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