The Bridge Leadership Foundation presents its 2nd Career/Founder’s Day in Calabar

 The Bridge Leadership Foundation Announces 2nd Edition of her Career Day Event


The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF)  is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is ‘Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with Africa’s Greatest Young Minds; who were able to transform their talents and skills to successful ideas and businesses.

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant,  of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello – Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga – Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe – Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe– Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

The last edition of the event with the theme: ‘Leading the Change”  held in July 2011 featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President,  T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician .

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of transformational leaders. TBLF is partnering with Northwest Petroleum and Gas Limited, Diamond Bank and UNICEM to host the 2012 Career Day.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

  1. FotoStudio Building, M.M. Highway
  2. Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road
  3. KuteCraft, Ndidem Usang Iso Road Off Favourite Supermarket
  4. MACBITE, Calabar Road
  5. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street
  6. Alaba Communications, UNICAL
  7. Kenny’s Fried Chicken, Ekpo Abasi, Street
  8. Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue
  9. American Corner, Women Development Centre
  10. 10. Cultural Centre Complex,Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email:,  or visit:



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