The Global Women Mentoring Walk Nigeria will hold on November 15th, 2014 with great women taking a walk to inspire and empower others to success.
In tandem with their mission to inspire, engage and equip women and girls to transform their lives and serve as change agents in the society, Idea Builders Initiative a leading non-profit organization working specifically with women & girls to live lives of choice is set to kick-off the Global mentoring Walk 2014 in Nigeria on the 15th of November.
According to a recent study by Linkedin.com, it is a shared opinion by many of today’s successful business and professional women, that having a mentor in their early years has been instrumental to their career success as they now find tremendous value in mentoring others.
Themed ‘Walking to Inspire’, the Global Mentoring Walk which originated from an American media icon, founder and former CEO of Oxygen Media, Geraldine Laybourne and was taken global by Lucy Kanu of Idea Builders Initiative; focuses on underscoring the value of women’s leadership and exemplifying the transformative impact women have when they come together to promote positive change throughout the world, and since its inception in 2008, has reached thousands of women leaders in Africa, Eurasia, North America, South America and Latin America.
Highlighting the resolve of leading Nigerian companies to invest in women development, mentoring and leadership, the ‘Walks’ in Nigeria are being sponsored by Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), Nestle, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to match several established Nigerian women leaders with young professionals to engage in transformative dialogue as they walk and talk.
The walk is scheduled to kick-off at 9am simultaneously across all locations in Nigeria which include Calabar, Enugu and 3 strategic locations in Lagos State – Ikeja, Gbagada and University of Lagos.
Participation is open to mentors and mentees based in the above listed areas and requires a pre-registration by the 13th of November, 2014.
Lagos Kick-off details are as follows:
Gbagada – Contact person: Frank (0)8024456233, Mentoring Walk Route: From 37, Ajayi Aina to Gbagada Playground.
Ikeja – Contact Persons: Cynthia (0)8130977877 or Adetoun (0)7046835232, Mentoring Walk Route: Shoprite to Allen Round about
Unilag – Contact Person: Omobola (0)8084723166, Mentoring Walk Route: Education Garden to Senate Building.
For more information, contact
Omolola Alabi – Programme Officer (WMW), Idea Builders Initiative Tel: (0)8172073413 or Email: info (at) ideabuilders.org
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