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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,

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

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

Aisha Ahmad's Advice on Balancing Work and Career

In 2017, Aisha Ahmad was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. When women are pursuing their dreams and breaking glass ceilings, it makes younger girls aspire to greatness in life and believe they can achieve extraordinary things.

Olayinka Oyetunji: My Husband did not Hesitate to Move to Lagos with Me

  Photo: Olayinka Oyetunji CFA, ACA, ACS                  Source: #cleanwitholayinka/Linkedin  A finance professional was saddened about leaving a high-paying job in one city so she could settle down at another with her spouse. And having taken that step, it became increasingly difficult to find another job.  Surviving on a single income source was not sustainable and sometimes she felt her life was wasting away as she couldn’t find a platform to fufill her career ambitions, she had disclosed. Many women in society are facing a similar situation. They are unable to find work when they move to a new city to begin a new chapter with their spouses. Often times, resources and job opportunities are limited in their new location.  In addition, women may not be able to go to another city if an opportunity opens up for them to pursue their career ambitions. Because, the societal and cultural norm is that a woman follows her husband to wherever he gets a job and not the other way round.  Howeve