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About WIMBIZ Conference


Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) is a non-profit organization that has, over the last 16 years, implemented programs that inspire, empower and advocate for greater representation of women in leadership positions in the public and private sector. WIMBIZ has a contributory associate pool of over 500 accomplished women in management, business and public service and over 5,000 women in its database. WIMBIZ collaborates with credible domestic and international global organizations to deliver programs, which have influenced over 93,825 women since inception.

The Annual Conference is WIMBIZ's flagship event which holds November of every year and is attended by over 1500 women from all over the world to discuss a broad range of issues centered around a cutting edge theme that is topical and relevant to women in the business, corporate, public and development sectors.

The Conference themes over the years have been:

YearTheme
                                                              
2017

The Future is Here!
2016 The Next Frontier...New Landscape, New Possibilities!
2015 Leadership... Step Up & Stand Out!
2014 Nigeria Rising.. Accelerating Transformation
2013 The New Economy... Are you Plugged In?
2012 Workplace, Wellbeing & Wealth; Women Working & Winning
2011 The Catalyst
2009 Impact your world
2008 Change The Game and Make A Difference
2007 Women Powering The Economy Towards Vision 2020
2006 Women In Leadership
2005 Women As Agents of Change-Business, Government & The Political System
2004 Crossroads, What Next?
2003 Getting There, Staying There

About Wimbiz conference
Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) is a non-profit organization that has, over the last 16 years, implemented programs that inspire, empower and advocate for greater representation of women in leadership positions in the public and private sector. WIMBIZ has a contributory associate pool of over 500 accomplished women in management, business and public service and over 5,000 women in its database. WIMBIZ collaborates with credible domestic and international global organizations to deliver programs, which have influenced over 93,825 women since inception.

The Annual Conference is WIMBIZ's flagship event which holds November of every year and is attended by over 1500 women from all over the world to discuss a broad range of issues centered around a cutting edge theme that is topical and relevant to women in the business, corporate, public and development sectors.

The Conference themes over the years have been:

YearTheme
                                                              
2017

The Future is Here!
2016 The Next Frontier...New Landscape, New Possibilities!
2015 Leadership... Step Up & Stand Out!
2014 Nigeria Rising.. Accelerating Transformation
2013 The New Economy... Are you Plugged In?
2012 Workplace, Wellbeing & Wealth; Women Working & Winning
2011 The Catalyst
2009 Impact your world
2008 Change The Game and Make A Difference
2007 Women Powering The Economy Towards Vision 2020
2006 Women In Leadership
2005 Women As Agents of Change-Business, Government & The Political System
2004 Crossroads, What Next?
2003 Getting There, Staying There
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Years

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X Over the last 16 years, we have driven execution of our vision by empowering and inspiring women through our Annual Conference which has become the biggest and most inspiring Conference for women in Nigeria.
1000+

Women

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X Engage, connect, share and be inspired by over 1000 women from diverse areas of the corporate, business and public sectors, including indigenous and international delegates.
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Speakers

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X The Conference will attract over 50 speakers who will build on the successes of previous Conferences and push the envelope by challenging women to break stereotypes and brave uncharted territories in emerging markets.




AFTER PARTY & SIDE EVENTS


After Party

This year the WIMBIZ After-Party has evolved into a new awesome shape. The theme is celebrating Amazons... and why not? A handful of women are blazing their respective tracks and helping others climb their ladders. We have partnered with EbonyLife to bring you the Sisterhood Awards. The EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards are a celebration of the deserving, but unsung women in the society; those not often celebrated or celebrated enough, but who are making significant impacts in their particular areas of influence. The criteria for recognizing awardees is based strictly on a demonstration of excellence, commitment, innovativeness, integrity, national impact; and most importantly women who demonstrated a substantive, yet largely unrecognized excellence in the area for which they were being considered. It's bound to be an unforgettable experience. So lock down the dates, and be there! We look forward to welcoming you.
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Power Cocktail

The Power Cocktail is a business networking event offering delegates a unique opportunity to meet and connect with influential individuals from diverse sectors in a bespoke setting. Successful leaders often credit the power of networks in advancing their business and careers; a recent Harvard Business Review article supports this claim stating 'a key reason why women lag behind in leadership is that they are less likely to have extensive networks to support and promote them as potential leaders'. The Power Cocktail is a must-attend if you are seeking your next big idea, strategic connection or winning partnership.





Speakers


  • Adedayo Joseph

    Consulting Oncologist, Lakeshore Cancer Center

    Bunmi George

    Founder, ShredderGang

    Enahoro Simeon Okhae

    Principal Strategist, Simeon’s Pivot Resources

  • Fareed Arogundade

    Managing Partner, Pacific Vanguard Limited

    Hamisha Daryani Ahuja

    Managing Director, 7th Heaven Bistro Ltd

    Ihuoma Onyearugha

    ED, Human Resources & Medical, Chevron Nigeria Ltd

  • Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

    Managing Director, Future Software Resources Ltd

    Patrick Ijewere

    Medical Director, Carib Health Ltd

    Rasheed Jaiyeola

    Managing Director, Bukkha Hospitality Limited

  • Stephanie Obi

    Founder, EdTech Startup, Trayny

    Toyin F. Sanni

    CEO, Emerging Africa Capital Group

Adedayo Joseph
Consulting Oncologist, Lakeshore Cancer Center
Dr. Adedayo Joseph is a Clinical Radiation Oncologist who is committed to improving the survival rates of cancer patients in Nigeria. She runs an exclusive practice, Dr. Joseph ONCOLOGY Ltd. and is a Consulting Oncologist with Lakeshore Cancer Center; the premier private cancer center in Nigeria. She is a board member and consultant at The Pediatric Center; a leading children’s hospital in the Lekki Region of Lagos State. She also consults on cancer cases with many hospitals in the Lagos metropolis. Dr. Joseph is a founding board member, and the executive director of The Dorcas Cancer Foundation; a Non-Profit Organization focused on improving childhood cancer survival in Nigeria through awareness, research, and direct treatment funding. She is an active member of several national and international oncology & non-profit organizations; and is a passionate promoter of women’s health issues, improvement of medical education, and Cancer Control & Policy in Nigeria. She mentors several young women and men in both medical and non-medical fields. She is a recipient of multiple awards including the GLI Excellence in Leadership Award, the Her Network Woman of the Year Award for Philanthropy, the Golden Heart Award for efforts & contributions to childhood cancer survival in Nigeria; and the LAIT Foundation Recognition Award for Selfless Service. She is a regular speaker at seminars and training events, teaching on cancer control and screening, work-life balance for women, and finding and fulfilling one’s life purpose. Dr. Joseph is an avid reader, known to all her family and friends for her love of reading & studying. She loves history, old movies, and enjoys travelling for conferences and discovering new places. She is a wife and mother; who places God and family first in all her endeavors.
Bunmi George
Founder, ShredderGang
Bunmi George is a Dietician and Fitness professional, she is the Founder of ShredderGang, a professional nutrition and fitness company committed to helping individuals lead healthier and happier lives. She is an alumni of the University of Toronto, where she obtained two degrees. One of Africa’s youngest and brightest in her field, Bunmi established ShredderGang without financial capital at the age of 24, drawing inspiration from her own personal weight loss journey and subsequent transformation. She has since grown the organization to be one of Nigeria’s largest commercial health and fitness communities, replicating her testimony in many other people. A well-celebrated expert, Bunmi was recognized as One of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women by Leading Ladies Africa in 2017. Her passion to help people discover healing emotionally and physically motivates her to speak regularly on various platforms. She is a contributor at The Guardian Newspaper, Guardian Life Magazine and TW Magazine where she furthers her mission, writing to enlighten people on how to lead healthier and happier lives.
Enahoro Simeon Okhae
Principal Strategist, Simeon’s Pivot Resources
Enahoro Okhae is the Principal Strategist of Simeon’s Pivot Resources; a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company whose focus is Performance Improvement. He is also the Principal Coach of Pause Factory; an Emotional Intelligence Solutions Company which is the only West Africa partner to 6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, America and a Co-Founder of GlobalCerts and Strategy; the only Nigerian Delivery Partner for The KPI Institute Australia. Popularly known as Mr. Leverage Enahoro’s noble goal is “that every contact with him will receive a leverage to their destination”. Enahoro is a
  • Certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer
  • Certified Management Consultant
  • Fellow of the Institute of Management Consulting
  • Licensed and Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Trainer by (6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, America)
  • Lagos Network Leader for 6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, America
  • Certified Vital Signs Practitioner by 6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, America
  • Member; International Society for Emotional Intelligence
  • Certified KPI Professional (The KPI Institute Australia)
  • Certified KPI Practitioner (The KPI Institute Australia)
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Management Consultant
  • Member; Nigeria Institute for Training and Development (NITAD)
  • Vice President; Life Coaches Association of Nigeria (LCAN)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
  • Master Degree in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife where he specialized in Human Resource Management.
  • BSC. Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Faculty Member
  • The KPI Institute Australia
  • Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN)
  • Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy
  • Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Enahoro’s audio products are:
  • The Leverage Triangle is sub-titled (The Man Ahead) (The Man Around) and (The Man Behind).
  • Emotional Intelligence for Life and Living  Step by Step Process to Developing a Business Plan
Fareed Arogundade
Managing Partner, Pacific Vanguard Limited
Fareed is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur with global experience across a diverse set of industries including advertising, energy and real estate. He is the Managing Partner for Pacific Vanguard Limited, Director of Midland Resources Limited, a Business Development Executive for Ikot Abasi Power and the Founder and CEO of Workstation International Co-Work Limited. Fareed is also a member of the Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity for the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is not Fareed’s resume stripes that led to his successful career, but his passion for improving life in his country and making a positive impact across Africa and emerging markets. His work has been featured in Forbes, TechCabal, Africans Building Africa, TechMoran, Business Day, Arise TV, Techpoint, Disrupt Africa, The Guardian, Konbini and Channels TV. Fareed holds a BBA in Finance from the Howard University School of Business. In his spare time, he likes exploring new restaurants, discovering new cities, watching and investing in the stock market, and visiting art galleries.
Hamisha Daryani Ahuja
Managing Director, 7th Heaven Bistro Ltd
Hamisha Daryani Ahuja is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Certified Law of Attraction, and Life coach. Hamisha started her journey by running personal development workshops for her community for 7 years and impacted the lives of everyone that attended. While running these workshops she discovered her true passion which lies in helping people live happier and more fulfilling lives. She approached and got trained by the world renowned Lisa Nichols – one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers and media personality whose works have touched over 30 million peoples worldwide. She is also the star of the movie “The Secret” a documentary based on The Law of Attraction. Hamisha later got trained and certified as a Law of Attraction and Life Coach. Upon her return she designed her first workshop aptly named: “The Pursuit of Happiness.” Hamisha believes that the world can be better and happier place by applying a few simple tools. These are the tools she teaches in her Pursuit of Happiness Workshops. This six hour workshop changes one’s approach to happiness forever. Attendees learn tools and strategies to help them uncover what “happiness” means and how to craft a more fulfilling life for themselves NOW. She has also adapted the workshop to specifically target the corporate world using tools to encourage team building and amplify efficiency.   Hamisha has spent most of her life in Nigeria. She attended Boarding school in the U.K. She has a commerce degree from McMaster University in Canada as well as a Masters from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. In addition to her interest in personal development she also runs a chain of restaurants under the name Bistro 7 in Lagos. Over the years Bistro 7 has won several awards in the hospitality space.
Ihuoma Onyearugha
ED, Human Resources & Medical, Chevron Nigeria Ltd
Ihuoma Onyearugha is a 1981 graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she obtained a BSc. (Botany). She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources and Medical at Chevron Nigeria Limited, a global leader in the oil and gas industry. She has occupied this position since April 2012 and has demonstrated admirable leadership and consistent success in talent management in her company. She is the only woman on the boards of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Chevron Closed Pension Fund Company and Chevron Savings Plan. As part of her role, she drives talent management and development initiatives. She oversees a workforce of over 4,000 people (2200+ employees and 2000+ contract workers) in seven locations including Houston, Texas, USA and with expatriates from more than 12 countries. She envisions a world-class HR function that will be recognized as a strategic partner whose place at the table is earned and respected. Ihuoma began her career with Chevron Nigeria Limited in February 1992, as a Human Resources Representative. Over her 26-year career in Chevron Nigeria Limited, she has held many increasingly important leadership positions in different functional areas of the company (locally and internationally) leading her to an executive leadership position. Prior to joining Chevron, she worked briefly in the University of Maiduguri library and had a short teaching career in Lagos State. In 2003, she became the People Development Manager, responsible for talent development in the Nigeria Business Unit during which she started the HR Business Partner model of service delivery in Chevron Nigeria Limited. In 2005 she assumed the role of Senior HR Advisor in Chevron Corporation Headquarters, San Ramon, California and supported executive leadership and U.S. expatriates in various countries. Ihuoma is a thought leader, with good influencing skills and a good network in the oil and gas industry. Early in her HR career, she initiated a new interview process that supports talent acquisition which is still being used in the company today.  She also led the Leadership Development Project which resulted in a Leadership Development Program that was adopted as a best practice globally. She is a member of professional associations like Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM – U.S.A) and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN). She holds a Global Professional Human Resources (GPHR) and Senior Competency Professional (SCP) certifications from SHRM, USA.  She has shared HR knowledge and practices in different fora including Lagos Business School, CIPM Annual Conference, HR Leaders Africa and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association. She currently chairs the HR Sub-committee of the Oil Producers’ Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce. She has been distinguished with multiple awards including the Best HR Director Award from CareerNation, an international organization and a Vice President’s Award for leading an international team that customized a leadership development programme that was deployed in more than 15 countries and in four languages. She has also been honoured severally by different groups in her community and the University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Lagos. Recently, she was nominated as one of “101 Most Influential Global HR Leaders” by the World HRD Congress, India. Under her leadership, her company has won several people related awards which include the 2014 Chartered Institute of Personal Management of Nigeria Overall Best Practice Award for Nigeria and the Oil Industry and the 2015 Employer of Choice Award by People Magazine and the 2015 People Magazine ‘Best Company to Work For Award’. She had over the last six year increased the technology enablement of HR processes making them more efficient and customer friendly.
Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho
Managing Director, Future Software Resources Ltd
Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned serial entrepreneur who has been in business for close to 10 years. She started her entrepreneurial path in 2008 and has been able to turn her first venture Future Software Resources Ltd. into one of Nigeria’s leading IT Service companies. Futuresoft is focused on providing digital marketing and technology solutions for the scaling African Enterprise, as well as offers E-learning and IT Consultancy services.   As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, Mrs Begho’s successes are founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in the Nigerian Technology space.   Respected and recognized as a leader in her industry, Mrs Begho is regularly featured in a myriad of newspaper and magazine publications and is frequently invited to speak about the future of ICT in Africa, the challenges of African entrepreneurs as well as the role of Information Technology for development and change.   More recently she has stretched her wings beyond core technology and co-founded 3 thriving tech driven startups - Anne Li Unique Ideas (www.alwaysme.ng - Manufacturing & Fashion), Compare Insurance Nigeria (www.compareinsurance.com.ng - Insurance) and Fucaire Lifestyle Ltd, publishers of ASPIRE Luxury Magazine (www.aspireluxurymag.com - Luxury Brand Consultancy).
Patrick Ijewere
Medical Director, Carib Health Ltd
His journey through tertiary academia began at age 15 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from George Washington University, followed by Bachelors in Pharmacy (honors) from Howard University, Washington D.C. Medical College at Howard University (honors) with an MD degree, and Specialty training in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Professional exposure took him to Florida for 12 years, as an Internist, a Hospitalist, Emergency Room (ER) Physician, a Ringside Sports Physician, and Administrator. He accomplished an Executive MBA at the University of South Florida, Tampa in 2003. Upon return to Nigeria, he impacted healthcare as Medical Director of Salus Trust, an HMO. Currently, he serves as Medical Director of Carib Health Ltd, Lagos, and The Nutrition Hospital Ltd, Ikoyi. His focus is Wellness, the “Prevention” and “Reversal” of chronic degenerative diseases, including, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, Auto-Immune disorders and Cancer. He featured on radio and television interviews on Classic-97.3fm, Smooth-98.1fm, Channels, TVC, etc. Dr. Patrick Ijewere hosts a weekly radio program, “Wellness Half-hour,“ on Inspiration-92.3fm, Lagos, Sundays at 1pm. Hobbies include dancing, reading, walking, tennis, travelling, and watching comedy. He LOVES MUSIC !!!! From 1998 to 2008, on weekends, he was DJ at Naija parties in Florida, as well as, radio DJ host of “Sound Safari,” a weekly program on WMNF-88.5fm Tampa, spinning African music and music of the African Diaspora
Rasheed Jaiyeola
Managing Director, Bukkha Hospitality Limited
Rasheed Jaiyeola holds a B.Sc Degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife; he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant during his first year in University. He is also a Certified Systems Auditor and has over 16 years working experience spanning various functions within the Financial Industry - Investment Banking, Financial Control, Fund Management; and the Hospitality Industry. He joined Investment Banking & Trust Company (now Stanbic IBTC Bank) shortly after graduating from College in 2002, where he was Deputy Head - Internal Audit. He was seconded, as a pioneer management staff, to start-up Stanbic IBTC Pensions Managers Limited in 2005 (currently the most successful PFA in Nigeria, in terms of funds under management and profitability; where he served as Financial Controller and later Head – Fund Administration until June 2008. He then invested in Nigerian International Securities Limited; a Stockbroking and Investment Advisory Firm in July 2008 and served as Executive Director/C.F.O until September 2016 when he resigned from the Board to work full time as the Managing Director of Bukkha Hospitality Limited; trading under the brand name Bukka Hut and BH Lounge; a Company he co-founded in July 2011, which has now grown to 6 outlets. Rasheed enjoys watching sports and is an avid squash player. He is the current Squash Captain of Ikoyi Club 1938. He is happily married with 4 children – a girl aged 12, a boy aged 9 and 7 month old twin girls.
Stephanie Obi
Founder, EdTech Startup, Trayny
Popularly referred to as Africa’s Queen of Online Courses, Stephanie Obi has launched twenty online courses, across multiple niches and has enrolled over 600 participants from nine countries into her programs. Given her renowned expertise, she now helps other people to create, launch and sell their own online courses. She is the Amazon Bestselling author of the book, Knowledge is the New Gold and is also the founder of an EdTech Startup, Trayny, which is an online educational platform that creates and manages online courses from Africa's most trusted leaders. She is a First Class graduate of Computer Science from Covenant University and holds an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School. She has received many notable awards and recognitions such as being named as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria in 2017 and winning first prize in the Wimbiz Impact Investment Competition in 2014. She speaks in notable conferences around the world and has been featured on various platforms including Channels TV, Guardian Newspaper, Arise TV, Punch Newspaper, EbonyLifeTV, etc. She shares business lessons weekly on​ www.stephanieobi.com
Toyin F. Sanni
CEO, Emerging Africa Capital Group
Toyin F. Sanni is the CEO of the Emerging Africa Capital Group, a provider of innovative and investing solutions to African investors and issuers. The group provides Advisory, Trusts, Agency and Wealth Management Services whilst promoting and facilitating investments in Africa and by Africans. Prior to establishing the EAC Group she was the CEO of United Capital Plc and before then was the CEO UBA Trustees/Global Investors Services. She is also Chairperson, Financial literacy committee, President CIIA and Chairperson, Women in Finance NG, amongst others. Toyin has won multiple awards including the All Africa Business woman of the year (AABLA) 2017, and the 2017 Pearl Award CEO of the year 2017. A Lawyer, Chartered Secretary, Stockbroker, and Author with over thirty years’ experience in Corporate Finance, Trusts and Investment Banking, Toyin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and also Fellow Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She earned her first Degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife in 1984 and a Master’s Degree from the University of Lagos in 1998. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and holds the professional qualification of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (I.C.S.A.) UK. She graduated from the CEO Program of the Lagos Business School in 2017. Toyin has participated in executive education programs such as the Harvard Business School Disruptive Innovation program, Global Strategic Leadership at the Wharton Business School, Global CEP-AMP at IESE Business School, Portfolio Management Academy of the New York Institute of Finance and the Peter Drucker Management Program at Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland. She is the author of ‘Yes You Too Can’ and ‘Get to the Top,’ inspirational books aimed at empowering the next generation of women leaders.




PLENARY AND DEEP-DIVE SESSION


Health
How are you? No really, How are you?

The common saying ‘Put on a Happy Face’ almost discourages us from taking a step back to honestly make sure we and our loved ones are OK. We live in an era of ‘it is well!’ and ‘life must go on!’ meaning that deep issues such as depression etc. go unseen, unrecognized and undetected. You can rarely tell how someone is really doing by what you see on the outside and many times ‘How are you?’ is just a perfunctory greeting and seldom a true inquiry as to ones wellbeing. After this plenary, we expect that attendees will be: • Better equipped to recognize the signs of depression • Able to handle surprise revelations and ‘truths’ from family and friends and offer support • Able to handle mental health issues in internally and externally (including teenagers and children) • Able to recognize myths surrounding mental health illness and debunking them. • Knowledgeable on where and how to get help for mental health illness.

Continuous Learning
Staying Relevant in a Deconstructed Workplace

The modern day workplace is moving beyond the passive brick and mortar establishment to an active open network cloud that transcends physical borders. We now have the ability to live in one country and serve customers/clients across various continents; therefore, as the definition of work and the workplace evolves, so also must our skills, abilities, services and thought processes. This plenary session aims to: • Expand the scope of our workspace, going global with our goods and services from the confines of our home or office. • Arm us with the awareness and know-how to continually adjust and expand our knowledge and skills to the continually evolving world of work. • Give us the insight into taking charge of our careers to ensure technology does not revolutionize us out of a job.

Case Study
The Interrogation of the WIMBIZ Story

WIMBIZ on the Hot Seat! There have been a lot of questions about WIMBIZ through the years. People have wondered: Why? How? Where? Who? What did these women and “man “ hope to achieve? Would they term WIMBIZ a success? This plenary puts WIMBIZ BOT on the Hot Seat, asking them all the tough questions we always wanted answered but have not had the opportunity to ask.

Nutrition
Fit for Purpose

To be truly UNSTOPPABLE and be the best we were created to be, we must have the physical capacity. There are a lot of discussions about intellectual capacity and development; however there is no underestimating the importance of well being to in the journey to self-fulfillment. After this plenary, we expect attendees will leave with an appreciation of: • What being FIT truly means. • Ways to achieve a sound mind on the journey to being Unstoppable. • How to create habits personally and for those around us (families, staff etc) that lead towards being physically Unstoppable. • The importance of the mind and body in overall wellness and achieving one's goals (family and staff as well) • The importance of not being careless with one's health and that of loved ones especially children.

Leadership
Leadership Not just a Title

“Being a leader is like being a lady. If you have to remind people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher So what makes a great leader and how do you become one? Is leadership just about results and accolades or impact and inspiration? Are they all intertwined? How do we go beyond the titles and get to real strategies effective leaders employ? After this plenary, we expect that attendees will leave with: Real and practical stories and examples from legendary leaders • An understanding of Leadership styles: is there a one size fits all? • Ways to improve leadership skills and stay authentic. • Ways to manage different personalities productively and efficiently towards a goal. • Understanding the importance of ‘Vision’ in leadership.

Technology Take Over
Get With It or Get Lost

It is no secret that Technology has taken over every demography, sector, industry, continent and the entire world at large. We hear words like disruption, digitalize and much more. What do they mean? How do they affect us as individuals both within and outside the workplace? After this plenary, we expect that attendees will leave with: • What they need to pay attention to with respect to evolving trends in technology • How to manage what seems like too much information? • Less phobia (if any) and more appreciation of technology and its trends. • The true meaning and practical examples of disruption and the reason they need • to get on board with it. • How to positively disrupt their own lives using technology.

Survival Stories
Against All Odds

An individual who achieves success in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles is someone worth learning from. It is one thing to survive challenges but it is an even greater feat to handle them and thrive despite those challenges. Along the journey, you may have felt afraid, knocked down, knocked out, beaten or just overwhelmed. Now is the time to be unstoppable! Reinvent and unleash your full potential against all odds. This plenary session with the aid of some spectacular survivors aims to show you: • The skills and mindset required to overcome obstacles and how to get them • How to handle life's dark moments. • Where to go for help

Work-Life Balance
Being Mrs Incredible

"Does Work-Life Balance exist? Is being Mrs (Ms) Incredible a myth? Is it achievable? What do you sacrifice to get to the top? Is it okay to sacrifice something? With the 21st century female being a person with personal goals and ambitions, a wife, mother, aunt, sister, cousin, the list goes on and on. How do I handle the guilt of not being there formy family all the time, Is balance even possible? These are questions that run through the minds of many women.This “Deep Dive’ with the aid of some Incredible women aims to: • Give you a realistic view of Being Mrs (Ms) Incredible. Myth or Reality? • Give practical tips to help create the balance • Answer the question: ‘Can I really have it all as a woman?’

Wellness
The Art of Happiness

Research and general life experiences show a strong correlation between happiness and productivity; this then begs the question of ‘How do you become Unstoppable, Stay Energized and Reinvigorate if you are not in the right state of mind?’ How do you rise above challenges if you are unhappy? This Workshop asks what it means to be happy…is it the rush of feeling when you achieve a career goal? Is it the warm fuzzy feeling when you are with a loved one? Is there a science or “art” to staying truly happy? Does Success bring Happiness or Vice Versa? Is happiness dependent on external events or can it only be found within? At the end of this workshop participants will: • Understand what true happiness means? • Appreciate the components of happiness • Understand the interplay of the components of happiness • Understand each individuals role in being truly happy

Team Dynamics
Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Everyone is confronted by their own emotions and those of other people on a daily basis. How we manage these emotions can have a dramatic impact on the way we are perceived by others and on our effectiveness at getting things done with and through other people. How do you manage and control your own emotions and your interactions with others in a more “mindful” and positive way to motivate and retain your best talent? How do you build self-awareness and self-control to ensure everyone acts and react towards common goals and objectives? Why does emotional intelligence (EI) matter? Because at the core of every outstandingleader are the abilities to connect, achieve, inspire and act with resilience. At the end of this session, we expect the attendees to leave with: • What is Emotional Intelligence all about. • How to Lead powerfully with presence and impact • Gain valuable emotional insights and awareness to inspire and maintain productive relationships • Become self aware of their emotions and how to manage them effectively to lead and inspire others both in and outside of the workplace • Learn from real-life scenarios

Professional Development
Taking Back Your Career

You dream about an amazing career filled with self-fulfillment and actualization; but getting from your current job to your dream position might seem daunting. You plan to return to work after an extended break; but you are unsure of where to start or how to take back control. Advancing your career is possible, no matter what your current circumstance. But you are the only one who can bring about the progress you hope to see. You are truly UNSTOPPABLE. At the end of this session, attendees will take away: • Tangible, practical steps to take to gain back control, restart or rejuvenate their careers • Understand possible constraints and limitations that are brought on by ourselves and how to effectively manage them • What it really means to have your career on track and be in control

Entrepreneurship
Business Branding

The game has changed, and that is exactly why you must focus on building a brand to achieve great success and to be truly UNSTOPPABLE. Building a brand could be the single best investment you can make to grow your business. Business Branding at its peak is the most effective way to drive demand, and it is how you will compete in a world where competition is rife. At the end of this session, attendees will learn: • What Branding is and why is it so important. • The principles that make brands effective (the elements of an effective brand) • Some of the pitfalls to avoid in building a brand • Examples of successful brands and practical steps on how they got there • How to Manage your brand

Personal Finance
Begin with the End in Mind

Do you know where you want to be in relation to your personal finance? Can you envision it in your mind? For many of us, it is not a lack of money management skills, rather a lack of awareness on how we can make our money work better for us to secure a brighter and more stable future for our families and ourselves. When you begin with the end goal in mind, you have a personal direction to guide your daily activities, without which you will accomplish little toward your personal finance goals. Beginning with the end in mind is part of the process of personal leadership, taking control of your personal finance and staying UNSTOPPABLE! The objectives of this session include the attendees learning • What it means to successfully manage their finances • Practical knowledge on how to make empowered financial decisions in every area of their lives • The importance of budgeting • Investment Options • Retirement Planning • Life Insurance & Estate Planning

Survivor's Workplace: It’s a Millennial World Yay or Nay
Survivor Gen X vs Millennials

Not unlike the Emmy award-winning series ‘Survivor Gen X vs Millennials’ which features two generations forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast one another, millennials & other generations who must work together in the workplace are increasingly navigating changing roles and expectations amidst increasing visibility and opportunities for women and technological advancement which are challenging long-held beliefs about what it means to succeed in careers and business. Both generations have very different views about pathways to success and indeed how women should navigate themselves in the turbulent waters of corporate and business world. This all-female panel will examine intergenerational issues in the workplace highlighting the unique working models of each generation in their quest to succeed and thrive. The debates at WIMBIZ are legendary and hard fought - usually no victor nor vanquished - but compelling enough to make you re-think your views at days’ end! Not to be missed!



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