Women Mentoring Women
To celebrate the launch of International Women’s Month, Women Mentoring Women hosts an event “to celebrate extraordinary women who despite personal setbacks and challenges have risen to the top of their career, built an award-winning business, set new records, are living their dream and achieved what others thought impossible.”
The day will be filled with inspirational talks, the launch of Women Mentoring Women’s poetry book, presentation of awards to women who have overcome adversity, live music, poetry and drama performance.
On Saturday, the 23rd of March at the Inspirational Awards and networking event, women would get the chance to meet:
Anne Wafula Strike who became the first wheelchair racer from East Africa to compete at the Paralympics in Athens. Anne is a member of the British Paralympic wheelchair racing team, an author and acts as a Sporting Ambassador. One lucky woman would take home Anne’s book ‘In my dreams, I dance’ (a powerful autobiographical account of adversity, endurance, and accomplishment).
Siobhan Benita who left her highly paid job as a senior civil servant in January 2012 and secured around 250,000 votes in the Mayor of London election although she ran as an independent candidate with no party machinery. Siobhan spearheaded Tabelle - a network for women in the public sector and can be heard regularly on radio providing political commentary.
Mavis Amankwah started her business Rich Visions from scratch. Her company is one of the leading communications agencies worth millions. Rich Visions has created campaigns for over 50 commercial and corporate organisations including Comic Relief, ASDA, HSBC, HMRC and the Metropolitan Police. For an opportunity to win Mavis’ new book: “44 Ways to Grow Your Business or Brand: a step-by-step guide to increase profits”, women are required to register for this event.
Pastor Abbiih Oloyede works with a leading and development charity tackling the effects and causes of poverty worldwide (Tearfund). Abbiih is known for her ability to connect with and encourage women to reach their full potential. She is passionate about wholesome families, a huge need in society today. She currently hosts Womenz World on OHTV.
Funke Oham, founder of Women Mentoring Women. Funke is passionate about mentoring, coaching, and encouraging women to discover and maximise their potential. Funke raises awareness and campaigns on maternal and neo-natal issues based on her own baby loss experience and has recently released her first book: “Always a Mum: how I survived my baby loss.” Her new book is up for grabs on the day too.
The woman behind our poetry book, Mbali Madi, a 25 year old member of Women Mentoring Women will perform (Today is a day to get stronger) from the debut poetry book called "Through these eyes.”
Also performing will be Elodie Unia singing ‘The Climb’ and Ruth Smith playing ‘Lean on me’ on the Saxophone. Actress Maleesha Tabansi will perform Sojourner Truth’s speech ‘Ain’t I a Woman.’
Tickets are on sale now at www.inspirationalwoman.eventbrite.co.uk