x = independently organized TED event

Theme: TEDxMendeWomen

This event occurred on
November 3, 2017
Lagos, Lagos

Speakers: Cathey Armillas, Florence Atunwa Olumodimu; Sally Mbanefo; Nkiru Olumide-Ojo; Uri Ngozichukwuka; Morayo Afolabi-Brown; Toun Okewale Sonaiya; Toni Kan; Josephine Effah-Chukwuma; Tope Oshin; Ehikodi Gina Ojo;
Oreoluwa Somolu-Lesi;

Performers: Kolawole KolaSoul Ogunwumi; Yadichinma Ukoha-kalu; Stacey Ejiroghene Okparavero

Sponsors: Interswitch; Sally Mbanefo and Renaissance Hotel Ikeja

Media Partners: +acuity; SI Magazine; BusinessDay; The Luxury Reporter; Vyrus; SabiNews; TVC Entertainment; Urban 10 Hub; Media Room Hub; The Nation; Classic FM; WFM; Media Hangout Nigeria; Beat FM; TechMonks; Tribune; The Guardian; ConnectNigeria; Enplug.

Partners: Life Developers Network; ntel; House of Tara; Omu Obilor Luxury Events; Rock Salt Services; AiMultiMedia Academy, April Benjamin & Dawn; Senuel Media; The Lighthouse Network; Beyond Mentors; AT3 Resources; Drapes & Apparels; AVEdge Limited; Expand Press; Web 'n' Walk; Melting Moments; Kwik Errands; EleanorThompson; D'Foyer, KOFT; Eleanor Thompson; BriefEssentials; Indigo Printwears; Kass Printers; Light Bulb Packaging

Presenters: Tosin Adefeko and Vimbai Mutinhiri

Renaissance Marriot Hotel
Isaac John
GRA Ikeja
Lagos, Lagos, 00234
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Florence Atunwa Olumodimu

Marketing Communications Professional / Certified Digital Marketer / Business Consultant / Coach
Florence Atunwa Olumodimu Marketing Communications Professional; Certified Digital Marketer; Business Consultant; Coach; Facilitator Florence is on a mission to help entrepreneur, women and young career professionals build their business and personal brands brand and grow profitable businesses, She’s got a unique 22+years background in marketing communications, leadership, image management, branding, project management, strategic planning, business development to name a few. She provides her clients with a unique advantage. She particularly helps women entrepreneurs with their marketing, business and personal branding. Florence is a Marketing Communications Consultant and Founder ofLife Developers Network (LDN) in Lagos, Nigeria where her 23years plus expertise in Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding has been brought to the fore; little wonder that she's worked on international & local brands over the years in experiential, direct marketing, advertising, brand management.

Gina Ehikodi Ojo

CEO, Geenamoore & Associates, Producer and Host of TV Cook Show Foodies and Spice
CEO, Geenamoore & Associates, Producer and Host of TV Cook Show Foodies and Spice. Talk Title: Food that Binds. The talk highlights on Good Neighbourliness and the need to show care to people in need of food. Rather than waste food, give to those who need them or create ways it can be easily accessible to them.

Josephine Effah-Chukwuma

Founder & Executive Director of Project Alert
Founder & Executive Director of Project Alert on Violence Against Women. An Ashoka Fellow who gained the award for setting up the first shelter for abused women and girls in Nigeria. A Gender & Development Specialist, Activist, Trainer and Facilitator TedxMendeWomen Talk Title: Violence Against Women & Male Involvement Short Description of Talk: Violence Against Women knows no boundaries as it cuts across ethnic, religious, educational, age divides. Culture, tradition and religious manipulation and misinterpretation aid it's further perpetration. Men and boys need to be actively involved in the zero tolerance campaign as sons, brothers and fathers.

Khadijah Abdullahi Iya

Award winning Innovator, Publisher, Mentor, Founder - Beyond Mentor
Organisation/Cause: SI Journalism, Beyond Mentors Community Care Initiatives-Devoted to eradicating Poverty in Northern Nigeria especially the most vulnerable; grooming a new generation of leaders... TEDxTalk Title: Taming the Sleeping Giant in North East Nigeria... Short Description of your Talk: We're sitting on a keg of gunpowder while playing with fire because we are dealing with over 743,000 children of conflict displaced in North East Nigeria; ready to explode, if we do not build enough bridges to arrest the situation!!

Oreoluwa Lesi

Founder and Executive Director of the social enterprise Women's Technology Empowerment Centre
One liner bio: Oreoluwa Lesi is Founder and Executive Director of the social enterprise Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), through which she advocates for closing the gender digital divide and works to build a pipeline of young women pursuing technology careers. TedxMendeWomen Talk Title: For Wami & Mariam: A 50/50 World in Technology Short Description of Talk: The best tools are created by teams that are diverse as society, however the reality is far from this. Technology has the potential to solve today's biggest problems, but when women aren't active players in this field, society is poorer for it. This talk explores why there are fewer women in technology and STEM as a whole and ways to close the gap.

Toni Kan

Award winning Writer, PR man, Teacher and Communications expert
Name: Toni Kan Your Summary Bio: Award winning Writer, PR man, Teacher and Communications expert. Your Organisation/Cause: TEDxTalk Title: Only a good woman can raise a good man. Short Description of your Talk: My talk uses my mother's alzheimer diagnosis to tackle mental health issues and our response to sufferers while employing reminiscences in speaking to how our mothers shape our perception and treatment of women

Organizing team

  • Florence Atunwa Olumodimu