H.E Onari Duke, Hafsat Abiola, Omoni Oboli, Linda Ikeji, Sarah Sosan, and others to speak at GLEEHD Foundation’s Women in Business & Leadership Summit in Lagos


Eminent women drawn from various sectors of Nigeria and the United States are billed to speak at GLEEHD Foundation’s Women in Business and Leadership Summit (WIBLES) coming up on the 20th of August, 2014 at The Dream Center in Lagos.

Under the theme Women – Transforming Societies, Developing Economies, the Summit would feature various plenary sessions including Transforming Public Service through Women Participation, Women in Business: Transforming the Market Place, Emerging Women Leaders: Leadership through Influence, Media and Imaging Women as Transformers and a Mayor’s forum featuring local government chairpersons with the plenary theme – Women Transforming Communities.

The Summit will address the importance of networking within professional fields and focus on the role of women in developing, transforming and sustaining Africa’s economies and communities.

According to GLEEHD’s Africa Director, Dayo Israel, “participants at the Women in Business and Leadership Summit will connect with other leading women, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics they can use their lives and vision. No one should miss out on this transformative one day event”.

Confirmed speakers include Former First Lady of Cross River State and a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Board – H.E Mrs Onari Duke; Special Assistant to the Governor of Ogun State on MDG’s and a Trustee of the Foundation – Dr. Hafsat Abiola; Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Princess Sarah Bisi Sosan; Former UNICEF Nigeria Librarian and Director of The Dream Center – Dupe Irele; Award Winning Actress Omoni Oboli, On Air Personality Toke Makinwa; CEO of 234Give Sola Fatoba; Celebrity Blogger Linda Ikeji; CEO of AfterSchoolGraduateCenter Detoun Ogwo and more.

Confirmed US Speakers include Directors of some of GLEEHD Foundations international partner Organisations including Tonya McNeal Weary of the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneur and the Dr. Naomi Barber-King, Wife of Rev. A.D King, (Brother to Dr. Martin Luther King) and Chairman of the A.D King Foundation, both who would speak via Live webcast.

The WIBLES’ curtain call will feature a cocktail reception and live musical performances by foremost Nigerian entertainers.

Registration is FREE on and at event venue. Spaces are limited and Priority seating requires online registration on GLEEHD’s website. For sponsorship and exhibition, please contact [email protected] or call 08166765045.

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