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Call for Registrations: 2014 WIMBIZ Annual Conference

Are you a woman?

Are you running a business or working for someone?

Register for the 2014 WIMBIZ annual lecture!

This year’s conference will critically look into Nigeria’s growth and development by examining trends, opportunities and best practices in various sectors. The conference will expose women to opportunities in Nigeria, provide them with tools to position themselves to maximize those opportunities and equip them with necessary life skills to ensure their overall wellbeing. They will in turn invest their resources in building the nation.

Theme: Nigeria Rising…Accelerating Transformation

Date:November 3rd 2014

Time: 8.00am

Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

To achieve this, we have put together 7 plenary and 6 breakout sessions on topics that are relevant to the theme of the conference. They are as follows:

-Education: New Ideas for Bridging the Gap

-Responding to Challenges, Harnessing Opportunities

-Agribusiness: The New Gold

-Creating Jobs, Creating Wealth!

-Beyond Borders… Women Leading the Way

-Communicating for Success…Everything Communicates

-Perspectives from Millennials

-De-Clutter your life… Head, Heart and Wardrobe

-The Golden Years

-Technology Master Class

-Loving my Job Everyday

-The Business of Building the Home

-From Passion to Corporate

TO REGISTER :
You can fill out the online Conference Registration Form HERE!
OR
Download and print the pdf version of the form by clicking HERE!

Please note, REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT PAYMENT. Kindly attach your teller to registration@wimbiz.org or deliver a hard copy to our office; 200B Isale Eko Avenue, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Fee:
July 1 – September 19 – N51,000 (Early Bird)
September 20 – November 3- N61,000

Bank Details:
Please make direct deposit in company/delegate’s name in favour of Women in management and business (WIMBIZ) to any of the following banks nationwide:

First Bank Account Number – 2014095856

Skye Bank Account Number – 1770010557

Access Bank Account Number – 0689915714

For more information,visit:

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Apply! WIMBIZ Impact Investment Competition for female entrepreneurs

wimbiz new logoImpact Investment Competition
The 13th WIMBIZ Annual Conference themed Nigeria Rising… Accelerating Transformation will feature a nationwide pre-conference competition for young Nigerian women.

The competition is designed to support outstanding start up businesses owned by young Nigerian female entrepreneurs to ensure their success and sustainability.

The competition which is open to young women between the ages of 21-30, will identify three winning business plans that meet the following criteria:

The business must:
1.     Have clearly defined goals and objectives
2.     Be sustainable and profitable
3.     Impact society
4.      Be in the start-up phase and should not be more than 12 months old (new businesses are welcome to apply)

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, September 5, 2014.

The Award

1.  1,000,000NGN will be awarded to the top 3 businesses.

2.      The top 10 applicants will be granted scholarships to attend the Annual Conference
3.      Awards will be presented to the winners during the closing ceremony of the Annual Conference
4.      The winners will be assigned mentors on the platform of the WIMBIZ mentoring program

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Eligibility

1.      You must be a citizen of Nigeria
2.      You must be a woman between the ages of 21-30
3.      Your business must be situated in Nigeria and should have a sustainability component for Nigeria
4.      The value of your request should not exceed 300,000NGN
5.      The business must be in the start-up phase and should not be more than 12 months old
6.      The owner must demonstrate commitment and interest in the business
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Application Process

1.      Fill in the online application
2.      Create a 1-3 minute(s) video marketing your unique product and/or service, upload to YouTube and paste the link to your application
3.      Create your business plan with the accompanying financial statements and send toconference@wimbiz.orgwith your name and title of the award as the subject e.g Ope Ikechukwu Abubakar Impact Investment Competition (The entire document, including financial projections should not exceed 7 pages)
4. All applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, September 5, 2014.
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Application deadline is Friday, September 5, 2014.

Call for Participation: YouWIN Business Clinics organised by WIMBIZ

As part of our efforts to be the catalyst that elevates the profile and
influence of women and their contribution to nation building, WIMBIZ in
partnership with Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!)
announces YouWiN! Women; a business plan competition which is an
entrepreneurial scheme borne out of the need to curb the increasing rate
of unemployment amongst Nigerian youth.  This is the second year of the
competition and the focus on women for this round is to increase the
number of women participating in the competition.  Last year, of the 1,200
awardees in the first YouWiN! project, only 18% were female.

About You WIN: YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. The first edition of  YouWIN! launched in 2011 and the accomplishments of the 1,200 YouWiN! awardees were celebrated at the Presidential Villa on April 12, 2012. Click here for a list of all the winners.

WIMBIZ is partnering with YouWiN! to mobilise women in the South West and
South-South States of the country. The aim is to expose them to the
extensive possibilities in the Nigerian business environment. The winner stands a chance to win N10,000,000.00! The money is an equity contribution to the winner’s business.

 

Who can apply: Nigerian female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-45 wishing to expand their existing businesses or birth a new business concepts.(proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card is required). Interested applicants must have post-secondary school qualification. The  proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens. The  proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution.
Minimum academic qualification: OND/HND.
How to apply: Attend any of the business clinics in the State nearest to you from the list below. You will receive assistance with registration and the application process as well as training on writing your business plans to ensure that YouWiN! Women win.

Please save the dates and attend one of the business clinics near you if

you are interested in applying for the competition. The dates for the
business clinics in the various States is below and the venue will be
confirmed at a later date:

•       Saturday 22nd September, 2012 in Lagos, Osun, Ogun, and Ekiti States
•       Sunday 23rd September, 2012 in   Oyo and Ondo States
•       Saturday 29th September, 2012 in Delta, Rivers and Cross River States
•       Sunday 30th September 2012 in Edo, Bayelsa, Oyo and Akwa Ibom States

The business clinic would run and assist candidates through a generic
template for submission of their business plan. The age criteria are 18-45
and N10, 000,000.00 is up for grabs. A minimum academic qualification of
OND/HND is required, it’s of utmost importance that you attend one of the
business clinics.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Ayomide on
08034946249 or 08033897428 or by email to Ayomide@wimbiz.org