Women of Rubies Sip
& Network


Get ready to sip on your favorite drinks and connect with like-minded individuals at Sip and Network, the ultimate in-person networking event

Women of Rubies invites you to an enriching afternoon of connection and empowerment at ‘Women of Rubies Sip & Network Live in Toronto.’ Join us this February 2024 for a unique gathering designed to celebrate the strength of women in a vibrant atmosphere.


25th February 2024


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


505 Parliament Street. Toronto, ON, M4X IP3

Indulge in insightful conversations, delightful sips, and delectable bites as we come together to build a network of inspiration and support.

To secure your spot at this empowering event, kindly register here;

Speakers Highlight

Esther Ijewere

Founder- Women of Rubies & Convener

Esther Ijewere is the visionary founder of Women of Rubies, a prominent platform empowering and celebrating women’s achievements. Renowned as a skilled PR and Media strategist, Esther is a multi-award winner and a trailblazer committed to amplifying impactful voices. She serves as the convener of the quarterly Media Visibility Bootcamp, providing valuable insights for effective media engagement. Additionally, Esther orchestrates the Women of Rubies Sip and Network Event in Toronto, fostering connections and empowerment within the community. With a passion for uplifting others, Esther Ijewere continues to shape narratives and inspire through her multifaceted initiatives.

Chichi Okiche

Social Media Manager and HR Consultant

Chichi Okiche, a seasoned HR professional with over 13 years of experience, excels as the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development. As the visionary Founder of Sokiche Consulting, she leads in Social Media Management and HR Consulting, crafting compelling strategies for brands. Her entrepreneurial spirit extends to Kokahair, a thriving human hair wig company, emphasizing self-expression through quality products. Seamlessly blending corporate prowess with entrepreneurial ventures, Chichi leaves an indelible mark in talent management, social media consulting, and the beauty industry. Beyond her endeavors, she actively contributes to the community, supporting black businesses in Canada, showcasing her commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Nkechi Ahanor-Wilson

Business Woman & CEO - Cacosa Hair

Nkechi Sarah Ahanor-Wilson is a beauty mogul and CEO of Shoreline Pacific International, known for her luxury hair brand, House of Cacosa. With over a decade of experience, she’s become a force in the beauty and business landscape. Nkechi is also a dedicated philanthropist, running “The Empowered Woman Summit” to empower and educate women. Her personal struggle with hair loss inspired the launch of medical wigs for individuals facing similar challenges. As a mother of three, Nkechi emphasizes resilience and kindness, lessons learned from her journey.

Funmi Fatona-Ayowole

Founder of The Virtual Soul Clinic

Funmi Fatona-Ayowole is a versatile professional, emotional health coach, and marketing project management expert. As Founder of The Virtual Soul Clinic, her non-profit organization offers free mental health support through diagnostic surveys and support calls. With 15+ years in client, brand and advertising management, Funmi provides leadership for a number of high-level projects within and outside Toronto. As a certified coach and speaker, she runs The Soul Clinic, focusing on individual and group coaching programs – facilitating healing sessions for leading women of color. A devoted wife and mother, Funmi is committed to making a positive impact and leaving a legacy of health and wealth.


Blessing Timidi Digha

Event Compere

Blessing Timidi Digha, a seasoned Community Based Researcher with over two decades of expertise in Female Genital Mutilation and Gender Based Violence. Specializing in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights counseling, she collaborates with individuals, communities, stakeholders, and policymakers, employing community mobilization for social justice. Blessing actively contributes to policy success in Nigeria, Africa, and Canada, engaging in high-level meetings, sensitization, and training. Her joy lies in witnessing mentored young feminists contribute globally to policies and rights for girls and women. Beyond her impactful advocacy, she balances part-time work in client support for a Canadian non-profit and the movie industry’s set building and rigging.

Join us for an exciting evening of sipping and networking at our in-person event in downtown Toronto! Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Get ready to expand your network while enjoying delicious beverages and engaging conversations. Our event provides a unique platform to exchange ideas, share experiences, and forge valuable connections that can help you in your personal and professional life.

🍹 Light Refreshments:
Savor the moment with light refreshments served during the event. Delight your taste buds as you mingle and connect with like-minded women in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

💖 Exclusive Bonuses:
As a token of appreciation for your presence, all attendees will receive exclusive bonuses, including complimentary access to a transformative self-care workshop, an exclusive networking toolkit, a bonus e-guide (‘Empower Your Journey’), and special discounts for future events from the event partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

The event is scheduled for the 25th of February 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The venue is 505 Parliament Street. Toronto, ON, M4X IP3

Your ticket includes access to the event, networking sessions, panel discussions, welcome drinks, light refreshments, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded women in a vibrant atmosphere.

This event is open to all women interested in networking, empowerment, and meaningful connections. Whether you’re a professional, entrepreneur, or enthusiast, we welcome you to join us.

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring friends or colleagues who share an interest in networking and empowerment. Each attendee will need to register individually.

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