2014 Business & Leadership summit
Official overview of the Business and Leadership summit hosted by Women4Africa and Great Business Platforms .
Friday the 7th of November, we hosted the 3rd Annual Business and Leadership Summit –Powered by Women4Africa and Great Business Platforms.
Venue: The Canterbury Suite, Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch
Doors opened at 10am:
The day started with coffee, biscuits and croissants, followed by a brief networking session.
This is how the day went
Speaker 1: Heather Benham – Growth Voucher.
Heather lead our audience through a punchy and precise presentation on how any Business in England could benefit from a up to £2,000 grant to help develop the strategic objectives of that particular business.
In Particular how you could position your business much better for new business and publicity.
For more Information email email@example.com
Event Sponsor: Dr Akin Tikare,
Spoke with authority about this subject area dentistry and why your “Orals” matter in Perception. From strong breath to bleeding gums, he identified how personal insecurity, complex could easily weaken commercial standing and inadvertently work adversely on your position and perception.
With verbal communication as an important part of daily interactions. With multiple graphic aids this point was driven home. Needless to say there were a series of questions from our delegates that extended his session.
MD ,of Marcel of London, Toyin focused on etiquette , she brought a very practical touch to how what you wear can affect perspectives and perceptions.She quickly showcased some beautiful jewellery
“We need to Evolve from Independent business leaders to Interdependent leaders”
“When you need a mentor in an area you are struggling, reach out to someone”
“Honours are a wonderful encouragement. It is about recognising the impact of selflessness in community”
“Focus on your focus and How to become a key person of Influence”
Dr Yvonne Thompson
2013 Business & Leadership summit
Friday 15th November 2013
Leaders need self awareness, a commitment to excellence and the desire to continuously develop and improve themselves. These were, according to the speakers at the Annual business and leadership summit, the key elements which go into the development of a transformational leader.
The speaker panel, consisted of successful entrepreneurs and proven leaders with a depth of experience and insight from different industries. Onyi Anyado – award winning Entrepreneur and Life Coach, Abe Jawando – Business Coach, Sam Onigbanjo – Founder, Women4Africa, Annabel Harper – Former BBC News editor, Executive Leadership Coach, Caroline Marsh – Leading Property Investor, Kathi Scott – Exec Director Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund UK, Ricardo Simms – City Sponsorship Expert, Dr Sina Iluyemi – Secretary General, NEPAD, Justina Mutale – Founder/CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread and Dr Nkem Thompson – Leading GP and Author. The speakers were asked to share their thoughts on leadership in business.
In addition to sharing their knowledge the speakers were willing to share personal stories which helped get their points across as well as to connect and engage with the audience. The speakers were in agreement that in order to successfully lead in business, you have to:
• cultivate excellence in everything you do, it should be evident in every part of your business; embrace change
• understand how to successfully manage change
• be mindful, there should be no knee jerk decisions.
Onyi Anyado, encouraged the delegates to manage, master and maximise their time. Onyi asked attendees to really consider whether they are really giving themselves the time needed to develop as leaders. Abe Jawando shared tactics on how a good leader embraces change and turns it into a growth opportunity.
Annabel Harper shared insight on how to become a mindful leader, who understands how to change their style to lead successfully whether they are in calm waters or turbulent seas. Caroline Marsh shared her story of how she went from an air stewardess to millionaire property developer. Caroline used the money game to illustrate her point of seizing opportunity, with one lucky delegate ending up with £10.
Ricardo Simms, left the delegates with key steps towards accessing sponsorship. Justina Mutale shared with the audience all her accomplishments as an African female leader.Dr Nkem Thompson reminded us all that leadership starts with ourselves and gave tips on how to manage stress to keep ourselves in good health to go out there and achieve our goals.
Eric Chinje, sent in a video available on the women4africa youtube channel, identifying core beliefs necessary for African women to emerge.
The great event organisation, by the Women4Africa team, meant that everything ran smoothly and I am sure that the audience will have gained a lot of new information as well as made new useful contacts, here’s to doing again next year.
The event was hosted by the Ona Okolieh and Sponsored by
Marcomms365, Bestman games and Abe Jawando
A few testimonies from the programme…
Excellent speakers, such great value , Information, networking, im delighted I attended this
Sam, Im not just saying this because I know you, but the Calibre and energy in this room is second to none, thank you, Ive met and learnt from some absolute Icon’s.
Fantastic event, amazing line up of top speakers, great venue.
I am delighted , I attended this event, the people here are real business leaders, thank you soo much for putting this on.