The 7th Edition of 100Women International Women’s Day Conference

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The 100 Women International Women’s Day Conference held on 4th March, 2022 in partnership with AXA Mansard Insurance PLC.  This year’s edition was a hybrid event that was themed: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, #BreakTheBias, in alignment with the global theme for International Women’s Day 2022.

The conference comprised of three sessions namely: Presentations, Capacity Development session and the Pitch Competition finale.

Five distinguished Female Industry leaders addressed topical challenges that perpetuate the systemic biases that women grapple with globally, and recommended sustainable solutions that will level the playing field for women regardless of caste, age and social strata.

100 Women also launched her Global Mentorship Program in partnership with Women Impacting Nigeria for women in business and career.

The conference hosted: Mrs. Rashidat Adebisi, Chief Client Officer, AXA Mansard Insurance. She presented ways women can develop themselves as entrepreneurs. Mrs. Titilola Vivour Adeniyi , Executive Secretary, Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency addressed the different manifestations  of inequality in Nigeria, and proffered solutions to eliminate the menace. Mrs. Enitan Benson, Head of Station Lekki II Tax Station (LIRS) spoke on the relevance of establishing a tax structure for SMEs. Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, First Lady of Lagos State enlightened women about the importance of networking, collaboration, capacity development for women in today’s constantly evolving world. Mrs. Fumilayo Kunle Komolafe, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Island Team at AXA Mansard Insurance PLC spoke about the customized product offerings that AXA Mansard Insurance offers for small and medium scale enterprises.

Maya Horgan Famodu
Enitan Benson
Olajumoke Odunlami

The capacity development session featured speed-mentoring sessions from Maya Horgan Famodu, the Managing Director Ingressive Capital, Mr. Charles Odii, CEO SME 100 Africa, Mrs. Enitan Benson of LIRS, and Mrs. Jumoke Odunlami of AXA Mansard Insurance PLC enlightened the 30 female pitchers on best finance, business structure and investment practices.

The pitch competition finale brought 30 thriving female entrepreneurs from different industries together, as they pitched their businesses to the Judges. Eventually, Mrs Nkedilim  Obianwu of Friendlys Sanitary Wares won the grand prize of 1 Million Naira.

Winner, Friendlys Sanitary Ware
1st Runner-up, Nutra Boom
2nd Runner-up, Akwata Foods



This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Grace

    Great women, great works

  2. Patience

    Nice piece 👍

  3. Dominic

    Wow incredible!😍

  4. Kevin

    Nice piece

  5. Kida

    Very good job 👏

  6. Marvelous

    This is so good.. women at work

    1. Patience

      Nice one❤

  7. Ms Effa

    It’s with so much pleasure to see how women are changing the narratives daily. This conference is one for the books indeed, and the writer of this piece is amazing!! It was worth my 5mins.🤎🤎

  8. Sean

    It’s beautiful to see women breaking stereotypes and changing the narratives.

  9. Gabby

    Courageous moves👍

  10. Peace

    It’s beautiful to see women exploiting the world.
    Keep it up.

  11. Peace

    I wasn’t there but this piece has given me the information needed about the event. Great work! It’s good to see women changing the narratives in all forms.


    Seeing women win just brings me joy.
    Keep the fire burning🔥❤

  13. Jayykush

    This is great

  14. Faith Apochi

    Women breaking the stereotypes is what I love to see😘😘😘keep up the good work

  15. Koko

    Keep up the good work 👍

  16. Mubashirah


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