The 19th Annual WIMBIZ Conference
Friday Nov. 6, 2020 | 7:30 AM
Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) is a non-profit organisation formed in 2001 by 14 individuals to be a platform for professional women whether they are in careers or running their own businesses. Over the last 19 years, implemented programs that inspire, empower and advocate for a greater representation of women in leadership positions in the public and private sector.
WIMBIZ has a contributory associate pool of over 700 accomplished women in management, business and public service. WIMBIZ collaborates with credible domestic and international global organizations to deliver programs, which have influenced over 200,000 women since inception.
Our vision is to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building. Our mission is to inspire and empower women to attain leadership positions in business, management and public service.
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.
In the word of Amy E. Herman “...the best way to rethink something we’ve been doing for years, the way we do our jobs, the way we interact with others, the way we see the world is to step outside of ourselves, and outside of our comfort zone.”
2020 has so far been a year of change, a year of a shift in priorities and a decline in global economies. The aftermath is that everything has changed in all aspects of our lives from our homes, social interactions, businesses, forced technology adoption to our emotional well-being. Economies around the world are still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, same as Nigeria, which was already tackling its own fiscal challenges.
Recalibrating our perspective will help us keep an open mind, infuse optimism and embrace change with a positive outlook. To borrow from Dr Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, what you look at changes!”
The WIMBIZ 2020 Conference aims to get our participants to embrace change as opposed to struggling with it. Furthermore, the conference will challenge participants to reposition their businesses and careers by innovating and collaborating.
Over the last 18 years, we have driven execution our vision by empowering and inspiring women through our Annual Conference which has become the biggest and most inspiring Conference for women in Nigeria
Engage, connect, share and be inspired by over 1500 women from diverse areas of the corporate, business and public sectors, including indigenous and international delegates
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
Plenary & Breakout Sessions
Navigating leadership is critical during these times. There is a fundamental change in what a leader should be and how they lead. The leadership plenary should focus on leading in a VUCA world and intuitive leadership highlighting core leadership that leaders can bring to the table.Read more
Disruption is our current reality. We now live in a world of endless choices and opportunities with new products and services being launched at a very fast pace. A key component to achieving sustainability in these times is to continually reposition for success by pre-empting and taking advantage of every situation. This means continuous innovation, but in a broader sense - the innovation of thoughts and the mind (connectedness, collaboration, agility etc.). It is predicted that approximately half of the S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next decade due to disruption(s). There are also strong signs of restructuring in financial services, retail, healthcare, energy, travel, and real estate. Thus, it’s important for businesses and organisations to continually reinvent and adapt.Read more
"Perception is the co-pilot to reality." "How people perceive you will directly impact how they deal with you." - Carl Ann Harris. This session will focus on the potency and importance of building a powerful personal brand intentionally and with great skill. Just as building anything of great and lasting value takes time and effort with great expertise, the woman in the market place is faced with the very daunting task of consistently building a brand that works in her favour and not against her.Read more
In recent years, we have witnessed mergers and acquisitions (the example of the Nigerian banking sector), the rise of co-working spaces (allowing different kinds of businesses operate under one roof in a bid to jointly cover operational costs), the sharing economy (as in the case of businesses like Uber and Bolt), public and private partnership (PPP), as well as individuals of similar interests coming together charging different causes.Read more
With the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, individuals and businesses have been exposed to Global health, commercial and economic, career, social and family disruption. The unexpected turn of events and the lack of access to relevant support such as finance, quality healthcare, infrastructures etc. has forced many into survival modes. What can be done differently, proactively, and reactively? In this critical state, how do you strive as an individual and as a business? Does the future hold a season to thrive? how can navigate?Read more
Although several efforts have been made to address the low representation of women in elective and appointive positions in Nigeria, there is still vast room for improvement. With less than 20 women in the 9th National Assembly, there is a need for an increased intentional push towards boosting female participation in politics. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to have relevant conversations that can encourage and groom more women to take on political roles.Read more
Emotional and psychological trauma is usually the result of extraordinary stressful events that shatters one’s sense of security, making one feel helpless. This can also leave one struggling with upsetting emotions, memories and anxiety that would not go away.Read more
From early of this year, the world over has experienced an exceptional trying time and is still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic which has reshaped our physical and social existence as a community.Read more
Head, Coverage, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria (Committee Chair)
CEO, Creditcorp Ltd
Executive Director, WIMBIZ
Financial Services Executive, Consultant
Director, Bus. Process & Tech, Prime Atlantic Group
Executive Director, Alpha African Advisory Limited
Lead Coach/Chief Executive Officer, The Source Coaching Ltd
Chief Executive Officer, Clikart Photography
Deputy Chief Economist, FBNQuest Merchant Bank
Principal Partner, F.Dalil & Co.
Communication, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development Director Lafarge Africa Plc.
West Africa Market Liaison Manager, Private Bank UK, Standard Chartered Bank
Senior Director- Corporate Affairs, Africa, P&G Ltd
Managing Partner, AT3 Resources
Program Officer, WIMBIZ (Committee Secretary)
Communications & Research Manager
Finance and Accounts Executive
M & E Officer