Our 20th Annual Conference

Celebrating Legacy

Thursday Nov. 4, 2021 | 9:00 am

Schedule

November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Day 1 – THURSDAY NOV. 4TH, 2021

  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    National Anthem

  • 1:10 pm - 1:20 pm

    Executive Council Chairperson's Address

    • Ngover Ihyembe-Nwankwo , Chairperson, Executive Council, WIMBIZ
  • 1:25 pm - 1:40 pm

    Conference Chairperson's Address

    • Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), CON , First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
  • 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

    Day 1 Opening Keynote

    • Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, OFR , Director-General, World Trade¬†Organisation
  • 2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

    The WIMBIZ Story - How it Started

  • 2:35 pm - 3:50 pm

    Plenary Session 1

    Legacy - Build to Last

    • Prof. Konyin Ajayi, SAN , Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP
    • Hon. Julia Gillard , Chair, Global Institute for Women's Leadership King's College London & 27th Prime Minister, Australia
    • Princess Funlayo Okeowo , Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, FAE Limited
    • Dr. Doyin Atewologun (Moderator) , Dean of the Rhodes Scholarship, The Rhodes Trust
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    This session will draw from the experiences of the panelists as they have overcome challenges and successfully built sustainable organizations and institutions.
  • 3:55 pm - 4:10 pm

    Launch of the Research Paper

  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

    Tea Break

  • 4:35 pm - 5:35 pm

    Plenary Session 2

    Sharing Stories - How I Changed the Narrative

    • Adefunke Adeyemi , Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations, Africa, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    • Olumide Akpata , President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
    • Dr. Modupe Elebute-Odunsi MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPath , CEO and Founder, Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital
    • Karl Toriola , CEO, MTN Nigeria
    • Bisi Adeyemi , CEO, DCSL Corporate Services Limited
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    Panelists will tell their story on shattering the glass ceiling on their journey to success.
  • 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm

    Day 1 Closing Keynote

    • Fola Adeola OFR, mni , Founder, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and FATE Foundation
  • 6:05 pm - 6:10 pm

    Announcements

Day 2 – FRIDAY NOV. 5TH, 2021

  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am

    Networking Breakfast

  • 10:00 am - 10:10 am

    Conference Day 2 Chairperson's Address

  • 10:15 am - 10:25 am

    Executive Director's Report

    • Hansatu Adegbite , Executive Director, WIMBIZ
  • 10:30 am - 10:50 am

    Launch of WIMBIZ Private Sector Gender Equity and Equality Scorecard

  • 10:55 am - 11:05 am

    WIMBIZ Story - Making the Dream Work

  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am

    Day 2 Keynote Address

    • Atedo Peterside, CON , Founder, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC , Anap Business Jets Limited, and the Atedo N. A. Peterside Foundation
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Plenary Session 3

    Owning the Future - Women in Leadership

    • Samson Itodo , Executive Director, YIAGA Africa
    • Hon. (Barr.) Nkeiruka Onyejeocha , Deputy Chief Whip and Federal Lawmaker
    • Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan , Head of Civil Service of the Federation
    • Kemi Ajumobi (Moderator) , Associate Editor, BusinessDay
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    Panelists will discuss women representation, accomplishments, challenges and realities in leadership and proffer recommendations to accelerate the representation and effectiveness of women in present realities and the exponential future.
  • 1:05 pm - 1:15 pm

    An Ode - To Those We Have Lost

  • 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

    Lunch

  • 2:25 pm - 2:35 pm

    Meet the Legends and Award Presentation

  • 2:40 pm - 2:50 pm

    WIMBIZ Story - Our Impact

  • 2:55 pm - 4:25 pm

    Debate

    Madam President or Mr. President

    • Kate Henshaw , Actress
    • Hamzat Lawal , Founder, Follow The Money
    • Olufemi Oladehin , Partner, Investment Banking, Argentil Capital
    • Ibifama W-Saya , Executive Director, M&G Etomi Foundation
    • Nancy Illoh-Nnaji (Moderator) , Anchor/Executive Producer, Moneyline with Nancy on AIT
  • 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    The WIMBIZ Legacy

  • 4:50 pm - 5:10 pm

    Vote of Thanks and Transition

    • Ifeyinwa Ighodalo , Chairman, Board of Trustees, WIMBIZ
  • 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

    The Transition

  • 5:35 pm - 6:00 pm

    Announcements and Closing