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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,