As part of the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp, we are thrilled to present an exclusive Fireside Chat featuring remarkable speakers who have made significant strides in their respective industries. Each of them is a powerhouse in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to our event.
The Fireside chat is scheduled for 3pm on August 12th, marking the final day of our Bootcamp. Register here to gain access to the BootCamp and fireside chat
Meet the Fireside Amazons.
1. Ariyike Akinbobola
Harvard X-certified in Child Protection, a coach for immigrant families, a highly sought-after media personality, a multi-award winner, and a consultant for aspiring authors on Amazon self-publishing. Through her Ariyike Arise Initiative Africa, she funds education for children in disadvantaged communities. Ariyike believes in making a positive impact, donating masks in 2020 and winning the Immigrant Leader award in 2021.
She’s an advocate for Female Genital Mutilation abandonment and a literacy ambassador for Project 99A in Canada. Her Amazon Bestselling books, Beautifully Coloured and The Cost of our Lives, showcase her talent. Celebrated as one of the 16 Inspiring Women Making a Difference In Canada by Women of Rubies.
2. Nikki Porcher
Nikki, the founder of Buy From A Black Woman, is on a mission to empower, educate, and inspire Black Women Business Owners while advocating for their support through #BuyFromABlackWoman.
Her nonprofit equips Black Women with the tools and resources they need to succeed in business, leading to over $2.7 Million in revenue for Black Women Founders in the last year.
Through educational programs, funding, and an online directory, Nikki’s organization connects and supports a thriving community of Black Women Business Owners globally. As a veteran and former public school teacher, she brings her expertise to create a more equitable world for Black Women. With impressive partnerships and a dedicated platform for Black Woman-Owned Businesses, Nikki continues to inspire others on their entrepreneurial journey. Learn more about Nikki and Buy From A Black Woman at ablackwomanwebsite.com and buyfromablackwoman.org.
3. Maryam Muritala
Meet Maryam Muritala, a foreign trained lawyer specializing in Business, Technology, Copyright, Trademark law, and Contract Management. With her expertise, she serves as an experienced Business Development Consultant, assisting entrepreneurs worldwide in launching successful businesses. Maryam is the visionary behind Canada Vendors, a Business Development and Advertising Company that utilizes digital marketing tools to provide structured visibility to businesses across Canada and the diaspora.
At Canada Vendors, they offer Business Development Consultations and Solutions, digital brand advertising, connecting service providers with potential clients, and hosting Business Networking Events. During the lockdown between 2020 and 2022, they interviewed 255 small businesses across various communities in Canada, offering support during challenging times.
Additionally, Maryam Muritala is the convener of Brand Expo, a remarkable brand visibility event that showcases various brands across Canada.
4. Funmi Ayowole