#DareToInspire fourth edition: Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, Tope Fajingbesi Balogun to speak at mentoring session


Dare to Inspire (DTI), an initiative set up to empower, enlighten and elevate young (Muslim) women presents her fourth Annual Mentoring Session scheduled to take place on May 16th 2020. This year’s session like the previous editions will provide platform for young women to discuss
contemporary topics affecting today’s women. However, unlike the other editions, the event will
be held via online Webinar as part of efforts to limit physical interaction caused by COVID-19.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from outstanding women leaders and role models.
The theme for this third edition is “Transforming Societies through Active Youth Engagement”.
Keynote speaker for the event will be the former deputy Governor Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu
Ojikutu. Event will also feature three other leading women such as the Founder SHE-EO and
Lecturer at University of Maryland USA, Tope Fajingbesi Balogun, Medical Doctor and Founder, The Gift Source, Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed, and Founder, Development Den based in Saudi Arabia, Miriam  Elegbede.

The convener of the event, Mrs Bunmi Ghiazat Adebimpe while speaking at the announcement on
Tuesday, said “Due to the global health challenges brought on by COVID-19, and the
unprecedented measures taken by governments across the world, we have decided that this year’s
edition will be held as a virtual gathering.

But it promises to be as engaging and thought-provokingas our previous editions owing to the calibre of experienced women leaders that will be speaking. In this year’s edition, we will explore how the Nigerian youth can begin to actively participate in the renaissance of our Nation by equipping themselves with the right skills and channelling the latent energy within to transform our societies”.

This event creates opportunity for young women professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to be
mentored, guided and inspired by the success stories and life experiences of our seasoned
business leaders”.

The third edition, which was focused on “Muslim Women Inclusion in the Digital
World” had in attendance experienced women leaders such as Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf (Lagos
State Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment), Mrs Zainab Ini Abimbola
(Founder/CEO Thistle Group), Nyma Akashat Zibiri, (On Air Personality and Host at Television
Continental), amongst many others.

They explored how young women can acquire the requisite skills and leverage digital knowledge to accelerate their personal development whilst expanding the frontiers of knowledge for an inclusive growth and development of the society.

This year’s event has been scheduled as follows:
Date: Saturday, 16th of May 2020
Time: 12 Noon Prompt
Venue: Virtual Gathering (ZOOM Webinar)
Admission is FREE! To attend, log on to www.daretoinspire.com.ng
For more information, please send an email to [email protected]

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