September 11, 2018

WEConnect International in Nigeria Annual Conference 2019

WEConnect International in Nigeria is thrilled to present an outstanding conference that is focused on helping women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. Throughout the day, there will be unique opportunities to network and connect with amazing women-owned businesses as well as representatives from WEConnect International’s corporate members. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational and experienced voices in the world of business.



Lekki Coliseum Center
Providence Way, Marwa (2nd Roundabout), Lekki Phase 1



  8:00 – 9:30 hrs.    Registration
  9:30 – 9:40 hrs.    Opening Remarks & Safety Moment
Moderator: Yeshua Russel, WEConnect International in Nigeria
  9:40 – 9:45 hrs.    Welcome Address
Shade Ladipo, WEConnect International in Nigeria
  9:45 – 10:00 hrs.    Advisory Council Chair Address
Judith Mbonu, Operations Procurement Manager, ExxonMobil
  10:00 – 10:40 hrs.    Keynote Speech: Innovation as a Transformational Tool
Betty Irabor, Founder, Genevieve Magazine
  10:40 – 11:40 hrs.    Panel I: Business Innovation Tools and How 21st Century Companies
   are Using Them
Adebola Williams, Partner, Red Media Africa
Francesca Uriri, Head Corporate Communications, Uber Nigeria
Subomi Plumptre, Executive Director, Alder Consulting
Onajite Emerhor, Head Ops Launchpad Accelerator Africa, Google
Moderator: Lehle Balde, Business Day
  11:40 – 12:30 hrs.    Panel II: Innovation in My Business
Saudat Salami, CEO, EasyShop Ltd.
Ukinebo Dare, Head, Edo State Skills Development Agency
Afua Osei, Co-founder, She Leads Africa
Michael Njoku, Root & Raw Limited
Nkem Okocha, Founder, MamaMoni Ltd.
Moderator: Anne Kabugi, Gender Lead Africa, IFC
Presentation by the IFC
  12:30 – 13:00 hrs.    Closing Remarks
Women Business Enterprises
Corporate Sponsors
   13:00 – 13:30 hrs.    Photo Opportunities
   13:30 – 15:00 hrs    Networking Lunch
   15:00 – 16:50 hrs.    Concurrent Sessions:
– Matchmaking between owners of certified businesses and corporate buyers:
Google Launchpad Accelerator, Aieteo, Access Bank, ExxonMobil, British-
American Tobacco Company, P&G, Accenture, EY, IBM
– Sharing session and connections between self-registered women
   16:50 – 17:00 hrs    Closing and Acknowledgement
WEConnect International Nigeria