The Founder, Women in Business Magazine, a specialised publication on the productivity of the female folks as well a pillar for providing avenue for women networking, Mrs Adesola Onadipe celebrated double achievements recently as she marked the first anniversay of her magazine which coincidentally coincided with her birthday.
A very elated Onadipe spared no expense as she gathered the rising women in business as well as those who had found their feet to celebrate women and their pride of the place in the entrepreneurial world.
The highly attended event with rated women who were lavishly dressed, discussed diverse areas such as young women entrepreneurs, SMES and startups among others, and also had special sections where marriage as it affects women, businesses available to women were given special mention.
Anchoring the programmes, the beautiful trio of Amazing, Amanda and Arewa, brought life to the event with their well cut delivery of lines and diva-like presentations. From the moment Mrs Risikat Hadiza declared proceedings open with an opening prayer, there were no dull moments.
In her speech, the celebrant and Chief Executive Oficer of Women in Business magazine, Mrs. Adesola Onadipe, remarked that “much as we have done so much, I make bold to say we have not started yet. There are still so much more on our sleeves.”
As it was an occasion of showcasing the best of women entrepreneurial prowess, businesses of different cadre and status run by women were on display. Some establishments such as Be-Fab Fashion owned by Ethel Olemu, Ola-Ola Stitches, Superior Shammah, Knit Buttons, ChyDeez Fashion House also displayed their products in a colourful fashion show.
Thereafter, Mrs Onadipe recognised successful women in business with deserving awards as guests savour the best of dishes and choice beverages.
Among the categories of awards were Top Ladies in Business Award which was won by AY Ventures, Citi Rite Foods, Tan Cuisine and Olawan Perfumes; there was also Corporate Awards among others.
Some of the awardees on the night include Veronica Morenikeji Baruwa, Nkechi Okonkwo, Funke Oguntuga, Suniya Turk, Helen AsaregbeAdebayo Happiness, Supriya Shammah, Olajumoke Otitoloju and Musana Masauri.
To spice up the evening was an energetic Indian dance display presented by a young Indian girl from the Turk family. Her passion, agility and commitment to the dance was a display of the woman-spirit in business – never giving up and never getting tired.
The meeting rounded off with lots of connection and networking as speaker after speaker projected one project or business idea after another.
In her vote of thanks, the organisers promised to make the next edition much bigger in participation and reach.