Meet our panellists who would be speaking on the topic; “Becoming aware of the unconscious Bias”.

This year’s edition is themed; “Empower her to Sustain her”.

The ELOY Conference will take place on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at The Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos. Nigeria

Charles O’Tudor is Africa’s premiere Brand Strategist and Engagement Consultant. Over the years, he has enriched the branding landscape with his innovative approach to brand building across all sectors of the economy.

An alumnus of the prestigious Wits Business School, South Africa, Charles O’Tudor is the Group Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT Brand Management Consultants, a firm renowned for its out-of-box approach to brand strategy and engagement.

Charles O’Tudor is an accomplished Author, Public Speaker and Thought Leader. His intellectual thoughts are captured in two of his publications (Brands Arise – The Nigerian Brand Renaissance and The Charles O’Tudor Personal Brand Guide Volumes 0.1and 0.2).
A recipient of numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela African Leadership Award, Charles O’Tudor is a member of the board of directors, Nigerians in Diaspora (Europe), Member of Faculty, CITC Leadership Centre, member of the Advisory Board, Vivacity Global and The B.I.E.L initiative (The Hague, Netherlands).

Charles O’Tudor believes that Entrepreneurship is the future of African economies. This has influenced his investment in entrepreneurs through his #COBMC series (The Charles O’Tudor Brand MasterClass) which has held consecutively for over three years. He is passionate about strategy, brand building and engagement.

Jane Egerton-Idehen is a telecommunications executive with over 17 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. She holds an Engineering degree from the University of Nigeria, an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK as well as an Executive education from Harvard Business School.

Jane worked as part of the Ericsson Ghana and Liberia executive leadership team, where she managed the Account teams for Ericsson in Ghana and Liberia. She is currently the country Manager Nigeria and Regional Sales Manager West Africa for a Satellite company: Avanti Communications Ltd. In 2019 Jane received the 50 Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria Leadership award.

She has a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in that industry here in Africa. She is the founder of Women and career a platform that seeks to support women to grow their careers and encourage young girls to aspire to have one.

Kamil Olufowobi is a true embodiment of a global thinker making local impact who has lived, schooled, worked and/or visited 30+ countries on 5 continents. He considers himself a “global citizen” with a passion for Africa.

“With a focus on Africa, he has created global networks to build a world driven by EXCELLENCE and with over 15 years of global work experiences, he has developed solid global commercial acumen with a proven track record to lead teams and deliver outstanding results.

Kamil has an in-depth understanding of business networking, negotiations, relationship and project management skills.

With a master’s degree in Global Affairs with concentrations in Economics, International Relations and International Law from the Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Mr. Charles Odii serves as the Executive Director of SME100AFRICA. Mr. Odii serves as a Director of Bilateral Communications Limited. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of 100Women.ng. An entrepreneur, author, small business advocate and advertising practitioner, he has tremendous experience in finance, business administration, business development and organizational development. His work record spans impact investment, financial services, pharmaceutical, entertainment, manufacturing, aviation, distribution, fashion and technology consulting. Mr. Odii spent four years with the then Dimension Data (now NTT group) as an enterprise technology advisor, focusing on varied assignments across the African continent

He is very committed to the African renaissance and sits on many boards as a director, trustee or shareholder of commercial organizations, NGOs and charities. He is on the advisory Board of the Building Resilient Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs Foundation. A director of the Africa’s under 25 Awards which he helped to create, a director of the Lagos small business Policy Summit Group, and a voting member of the Global Start-up Awards. Mr Odii is an alumnus of the United States International Visitors Leadership program (IVLP) for Young Global Business Leaders. Mr. Odii is the publisher of the 100 talks, an entrepreneurship and business Magazine.

Shade Ladipo is a Gender Specialist, Social Activist as well as a Travel, Event and Media entrepreneur.

At the age of 25, Shade founded Avienti Limited — a Destination Management Company with three offices in Nigeria. She has volunteered with the United Nations Volunteers Nigeria and has worked with several advertising agencies where she specialized in event management, account management, and client services and strategy.

Shade is one of the founding members of the Lagos Global Shapers and represents Nigeria at World Economic Forum events. She is also the Co-Founder of Enough Is Enough Nigeria, now one of the most vocal non-partisan organizations credited to being a major part of the platforms for young people in deciding Nigeria’s path of change.

Shade has been recognized by several platforms for her work as a change agent and businesswoman. She has been nominated at the Future Awards Africa Awards, chosen as 101 Young Achievers at the African Business Forum in Accra Ghana in 2008, and selected as a Goldman Sachs fellow.

In 2016 she was named 1 of the 100 most inspiring Women in Nigeria by The Inspiring Ladies Platform amongst others

Shade is currently the Country Director for WEConnect International in Nigeria; a DC based non profit that focuses on Connecting Women owned businesses to Global Supply chains.

Toyosi Etim-Effiong is the Publishing Editor of Folio.Ng, CNN’s exclusive media affiliate in Nigeria. She also heads Times Multimedia Marketing, a digital media agency that meets all clients’ creative needs and currently sits on the board of the Green Girl Company Limited, founders and organizers of the STEM Academy, Raising Girls Summit and Miss Nigeria Pageant. She is a FCMB SheVentures Super Mentor and also runs That Good Tapioca- a gourmet tapioca company on the side. She is married to filmmaker and actor Daniel Etim Effiong and they have a daughter.

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