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Dr Udoka Ugochukwu: God can not lead any man to laziness and failure.

  Dr Udoka Ugochukwu  Dr Udoka Ugochukwu Peace (OD) is an  ambassador for Christ, a sight and vision care specialist,a health mission voluteer, an advocate for female rights, and teens coach. She is interested and passionate about seeing young people especially the female gender fulfilling their God given purpose on earth and living life with satisfaction and clarity.  This passion led to the birth of CFI( Created For Impact Initiative), a non profit organisation reaching out to teens and youths globally. CFI organises community outreaches,seminars and workshop for young people where they are taught about various life changing topics such as vision boarding,succesful networking and strategizing for successful ventures. Her organisation has organised campaigns on topics surrounding mental health issues ranging from depression,sucide, addiction, negative labeling etc.. In this Interview, Dr Udoka tells the story of how her social impact project started and plans for the future.  What ch
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Essential Tips For First Time Moms

Tubarones /Pexels.com As a first time mom, you may be confused about the many new experiences motherhood presents on your path. Some women may experience post partum depression, others a loss of identity and the list goes on and on.  Whatever challenges motherhood is serving you as a first time mom, mothers in our community are saying you can pull through.  Here are a few tips they want you to know as you navigate one of the most challenging yet beautiful experience of womanhood.  Julie Ibok Lawyer and Content Writer  As a first time mom, know that all children are unique in their own way. Appreciate yourself for having a healthy baby. Try as much as you can not to live up to people's expectations of your baby. Rest when the baby sleeps and always check your baby's temperature. Obehi Anetor Marketing Communications Professiona l  Go easy on yourself. Its a beautiful experience but overwhelming. Forgive your mistakes and learn from them. Accept help and take a break sometimes be

Esther Amadi: Do Not Give Up Just Yet Because It's Possible

Esther Amadi By Julie Ibok Esther Amadi Valentine is a graduate of            Computer Science from the University of Wollongong, Australia. She's an entrepreneur and business advisory consultant.  In this interview, she talks about her career story as a business consultant and what you need to do when you want to start a new business.  Why did  you make the career change from  Computer Science to Business Consulting? The women in my family have always excelled in business, and I was taught to see business ownership as a path to financial freedom. So, I knew I would engage in business. It was only a matter of when? I chose representing manufacturers and the consulting business because it enabled me to combine the various aspects of businesses I enjoy doing. What difficulty did you encounter starting your consulting business? Our business includes representing international manufacturers in regions where they'd like to create an awareness about their brand for eventual market do

Benitha Samuel: Start From Where You Are...Do Not Wait Until You Are Perfect

Benitha Samuel Benitha Samuel is an indegene of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria and a graduate of Communication Arts from the University of Uyo.  She is a public speaker, baker, photographer, teacher, a positive self-thought coach, virtual show host and a presenter with INSIDEKANOTV. She is presently building her public speaking program on her virtual show "THE BENNY EXPRESSION SHOW" where she shares with people from all walks of life, the reason to look inward for the love they seek, find their uniqueness, build who they are or want to be, and step out boldly to share their message. She has hosted many guests from different parts of the country on the show, to share their stories and educate people on how to stay focused on the journey of being who they truly are. In this interview, Benitha gives us a glimpse of her passion project and advice to women seeking to live fulfilling lives. How did you start the Benny Expression Show? I started the  " Benny Expression Show  &quo

A PROFESSIONAL'S STORY FROM A MARINE GEOLOGIST TO A FASHION DESIGNER: AN INTERVIEW WITH EMEM INYANG

  Emem Inyang By Julie Ibok  Emem Inyang is a creative fashion designer. She studied Marine Geology, in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She's the CEO of Emines stitches. She started her entrepreneurship journey as a fashion designer in 2016.  "I am very passionate about sewing and wearing elegant clothes. This has led to lots of people asking me to sew for them"   said Emen Iyang. In this interview, she speaks of her career story as a creative fashion designer and what women can learn from her journey. What is it like moving from a career in Marine Geology to becoming a fashion designer? Moving from  Marine Geology to being a seamstress wasn't a difficult process for me. Because I started fashion designing in my teens. My passion for fashion inspired me to enrol in a fashion school during my university days. I attended the fashion classes only on holidays to become a professional. I still love being a Marine Geologist. I hope to practice in the near future. What

A CAREER STORY FROM A SOCIOLOGIST TO A PRINTER ENTREPRENEUR: AN INTERVIEW WITH ONYINYE UCHENDU

Onyinye Uchendu  By Julie Ibok  Onyinye Uchendu is a graduate of sociology from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. She's a creative graphics designer, and also a certified HSE officer. Currently, she's a printer entrepreneur. She's also the CEO of Focus Prints Services which she started in the year, 2010. In this interview, she'll be discussing her career story as an artistry printer, and what women can take from her journey. Tell me about how you went from being a sociologist to a printer entrepreneur? Sincerely, I didn't plan to be a printer entrepreneur, but after my NYSC, I got a menial job with a printing company as their front desk officer. My take home was very little, so I decided to resign after six-months on the job to search for a better one. I stayed at home for two months; moving around and looking for a good job but there was no luck. I had to ask myself some keen questions. I thought about the past experience I had from the printing outlet I worked for,

Hope Erhunmwunse: A Purposeful Life Means More Than Merely Seeking Adventure and Pleasure

Hope Erhunmwunse Hope Erhunmwunse is a graduate of Statistics from Auchi Polytechnic. She is an Inspirational Speaker, a Mindset and Self Awareness Coach and a Talk Show Host.  Hope has interviewed young women from Nigeria, USA, the U.K, and  Japan since she began the initiative. In this Interview, Hope shares the story of impacting her community, a life of purpose and her advice for young women. Tell us about yourself  I am the founder of the Amazon Lady Network , an NGO I started in 2020 aimed at equipping young women with tools for personal development and self awareness.  I am also the founder and host of the " The Talk With Hope" show. It's a platform where I  interview guests from around the world.  My audience gets motivated and educated as guests share lessons from their journeys and their success stories.  I am very passionate about helping young people transcend beyond their limiting beliefs and fears to unleash their true potentials. What Challenges did you en

Dzigbordi Is Looking So Radiant At 50

Dzigbordi@50/Facebook.com Dzigbodi Dosoo  a New Media sensation and Business and Leadership influencer has just clocked 50!  Dzigbodi is a Ghanaian business woman, speaker and consultant. She is also the host of "The Dzigbordi Show" ,  which airs in 46 countries across Africa, Europe and the UK. She co-founded KANSHI an African skin and body (aromatherapy and SPA) care line. She became widely known for the successful marketing of her brand Allure Africa. This milestone earned her the award of “The Marketing Woman of the Year” in 2009 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  Dzigbordi@50/Facebook.com She also received the RepĂȘchage President’s Award in the RepĂȘchage Annual Conference in New York in 2017. To celebrate her 50th birthday, she shared 50 lessons that she has learnt over the past five decades on her social media platforms.  Here, we have picked 25 lessons that can help young women overcome life's hurdles and become outstanding achievers in any area of life en

FIVE THINGS THAT CAN STOP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS.

                   Photo by Clarke Sanders/Unsplash.com BY JULIE IBOK It’s sometimes a sad truth that majority of women give up on their dreams in life. Sometimes it happens early and at other times, it may happen late. It happens early, when as a little girl you were told by your parents that whatever you are aiming at in life is impossible to reach. It happens later, when at an older age, instead of trying to change, you decide to remain the same way. It’s a sad thing when a dream dies. And even worse when it does too soon. To keep from letting your dreams die, ask those around you what’s the last creative thing they have seen you do. Their response may help you see the gaps in your life and spur you into action. These five things can sabotage your dreams: A Lack of Self-Belief When you don't believe in yourself, you are putting a lid over the great ideas that you have. Instead of searching for reasons your ideas won’t succeed, figure out ways to make your ideas happ

THE CAREER JOURNEY FROM A BOTANIST TO A BAKER : AN INTERVIEW WITH ORITSETSEMAYE BIBI IBOK

  BY JULIE IBOK Oritsetsemaye Bibi Ibok Oritsetsemaye Bibi Ibok is a Professional Baker. She has mentored and trained a lot of students in baking artistry.  In 2020, she was hosted by Nigeria Info Port Harcourt 92.3 fm, where she discussed about her profession and the competition in the baking industry. Also, in 2021, she was hosted by Vendorsyard on Instagram. In this interview, she speaks of her career story as a professional Baker and what women can take from her journey. What is it like for you transitioning from the corporate world into an entrepreneur? The process was gradual. I worked in a secondary school for a while, later on I resigned and opened a poultry through an NGO program. I wasn’t really happy with the poultry I had, so I made a full transition from poultry to baking. Transitioning into an entrepreneur was very easy for me because I’m very apt and creative in crafts and vocational skills. Also, I had an intuition that working for someone wasnt in the cards

3 Ways Women Can Unlock Their Potential

By Awunli Eghosasere  This is the transcribed and updated version of the talk I gave in commemoration of women's day. As a woman, in today's world, we have lesser obstacles to combat on our path in comparison to what women who came before us faced in their journey to making the most of their lives. For example, Milevia Maric, a woman who lived in the 20th century and the first wife of Albert Einstein encountered  gender bias that led her life down the path of many misfortunes. She was a talented physicist and mathematician but the world didn’t hear her name. We only heard about the feats of Albert Einstein, her husband. However, recent research has revealed that she contributed to the "theory of relativity" that garnered him much fame in society. Their marriage didn't work out and they got divorced. Afterwards, she became a shadow of herself for the rest of her life. There was no dime or achievement to her name. Had her potential been unlocked, perha