Esther Ijewere


Embark on a transformative journey as Women of Rubies proudly unveils its Media Visibility BootCamp, a dynamic initiative designed to empower and uplift. In this exclusive introduction, we invite you to meet the inspiring lineup of speakers, each a powerhouse in their respective fields. Join us as we delve into the expertise, insights, and stories that promise to elevate your media visibility and professional journey.

Our mission is clear: we’re here to nurture your unique talents, equip you with essential media skills, and maximize the growth of your brand.

What’s in Store for You?

This edition promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience where we’re pulling back the curtain on the secrets to harnessing the full force of media visibility. Picture this: a carefully curated lineup of exceptional speakers, each an expert in their respective fields, ready to share invaluable insights that will elevate your brand to new heights.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for December 9th to 10th because that’s when the magic happens. And where? The comfort of your space via Zoom. Yes, it’s that easy to be a part of this transformative journey!

Why You Should Join Us

Join us in the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp as we dive deep into the world of media visibility and empower you on your self-discovery journey. Get ready to challenge the status quo, ignite your creativity, and embrace the transformative power of storytelling.

Register Here

Esther Ijewere, Founder- Women of Rubies Inc.

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Esther Ijewere is a distinguished expert in media strategy and the visionary founder of Women of Rubies Inc. With a commitment to empowering and uplifting women, Esther has earned a prominent reputation in media and entrepreneurship. As the driving force behind Women of Rubies Inc., Esther has demonstrated her exceptional expertise in media strategy, using it as a powerful tool to amplify the voices and stories of women across various platforms. She will give comprehensive details of the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s media-driven world. You will be inspired and equipped to leverage media visibility for personal and professional growth.

Get her free PR Guide Book Here

Adeola Osideko: Personal Development Coach and Branding Expert

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Adeola is a triple-certified global Accountant and accomplished author with an MSc in Accounting from the University of London. She’s an international speaker, branding expert, and Personal Development Coach, having trained over 10,000 individuals.

As the Principal Partner of Crystal Edge Professional Services, Deola specializes in training and brand consultancy. She’s an Editor-in-Chief of The Crystal Magazine and leads influential events like The Global Brand Summit. Deola is a mentor and role model to many.

Diwura Oladepo: Executive Director and Co-Founder of Tech4Dev

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Diwura Oladepo is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tech4Dev. She uses her platform to inspire and mobilize women towards greater professional and personal success. Her work shaped media-savvy women who now claim influential spaces. She will provide participants with practical skills in leveraging media exposure to amplify their voices and careers. You can expect to learn about personal branding, effective communication, and networking strategies in the digital space.

Funmi Ajala: Corporate and Digital Communication Expert

Media Visibility Bootcamp

Funmi Ajala leverages her platform to empower women by amplifying their voices in media landscapes typically dominated by male narratives. She employs storytelling and digital advocacy to challenge gender norms, offering training and resources to women seeking media careers. Through her YouTube channel, “Funmi Ajala Travels,” she engages in visual storytelling, highlighting the beautiful places, rich cultural heritage, and wonderful people of Nigeria and Africa. Learn effective communication, personal branding, and digital tools for visibility in the Media Visibility Bootcamp. She inspires confidence in women, enabling them to narrate their stories and build influential media presences that can drive social change.

Sola Smart Steward: Personal Finance Coach & TEDx Speaker

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Sola Adesakin, as the Convener and Lead Coach at Smart Stewards, champions financial independence for women through the ElevateHerWealth Plan. This initiative focuses on optimizing wealth allocation for women and encourages adopting new mindsets and perspectives alongside a commitment to skills, time, and information. In the media visibility bootcamp, she will give insight into growth, empowerment, and financial freedom.

Mayowa Adegoke: Journalist and Media Entrepreneur

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Mayowa Adegoke is a celebrated media personality and entrepreneur, acknowledged as one of the Elite 100 – Most Powerful Women of 2023 by Womanpreneur Middle East. She has made significant strides in Nigeria and the UAE through her compelling storytelling and development projects.Adegoke’s “Road to Success Seminar” in the UAE empowers professionals with skills in public speaking and media coaching. Her work has solidified her as an influential figure dedicated to advancing women and the African community in the diaspora. Adegoke, with her experience as a journalist and founder of the “Road to Success Seminar,” will likely provide insights into public speaking and media coaching.

These women are exemplary figures using their platforms to empower women. Through initiatives like a media visibility bootcamp, they provide women with vital skills in public engagement and digital presence. Participants can expect to learn about crafting a personal brand, effective communication strategies, and leveraging media tools for more significant impact. These leaders aim to encourage women, offering them the visibility needed to ascend in their respective fields and create influential networks.

Women of Rubies is excited to unwrap a special Black Friday deal that’s designed to empower and elevate women from all walks of life. Our Media Visibility BootCamp is a transformative journey, and this Black Friday, we’re making it even more accessible. Dive into this blog post to discover the exclusive deal that awaits you.

The Power of Visibility

In a world where visibility is key, the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp stands as a beacon for those ready to amplify their voices. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a professional seeking to enhance your personal brand, or a passionate individual with a story to share, this BootCamp is your gateway to unparalleled visibility and influence.

The Black Friday Deal

his Black Friday, Women of Rubies is offering an irresistible deal for those ready to seize the spotlight. Use the code ‘MVBCBF’ during registration before November 27th to unlock a special discount. It’s not just a deal; it’s an investment in yourself, your story, and your journey towards empowerment.

What You’ll Gain:

  1. Media Mastery: Navigate through diverse media platforms with confidence.
  2. Strategic Storytelling: Craft narratives that resonate and captivate your audience.
  3. Personal Brand Enhancement: Elevate your brand to new heights.
  4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded women and industry experts.
  5. Confidence Boost: Hone your communication skills and shine in any spotlight.

A Free Gift for You

Free PR Guidebook

As a token of appreciation, and to get you started on your media visibility journey, download the exclusive PR Guide eBook for free here . Packed with valuable insights and tips, this guide will be your companion on the journey to mastering the art of public relations.

How to Register

Ready to embark on this empowering journey? Simply follow  womenofrubies.com/mediavisibility to register and use the code ‘MVBCBF’ to claim your Black Friday deal. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in yourself and embrace the power of visibility.

Read more about the speakers here and here .

Watch the inaugural bootcamp via our YouTube channel here

This Black Friday, Women of Rubies invites you to step into the spotlight and embrace your brilliance. The Media Visibility BootCamp is not just a program; it’s a celebration of your unique voice and story. Seize this special offer, register today, and let’s embark on a journey of empowerment together. The spotlight is waiting for you!


As a seasoned public relations and media strategist, I frequently encounter entrepreneurs in pursuit of the elusive ‘magic’ formula for success. My response is simple: in our ever-evolving landscape, success hinges on one’s ability to learn and adapt at a pace that outpaces the competition.

I consistently emphasize the importance of pursuing relevance over mere popularity, emphasizing that this can only be attained through unwavering consistency and a commitment to continuous reinvention.”

In this article, we’ll explore 8 ways to stay relevant in your industry;

1. Network, network, network

Building relationships with industry peers will enable you to gain a broader perspective of what’s going on in your field, while also learning new work styles and problem-solving approaches. Here are 5 ways to network

2. Build a presence on social media

In today’s workplace, simply being on social media isn’t enough. To fully leverage these platforms, you have to be actively using these sites. This means taking the time to share other people’s tweets or posts, comment on industry news, and build your follower base. Consistency is key. Here are strategies to help build a presence on social media

3. Improve your visibility and develop high-quality content

Content is a valuable asset for staying connected and engaged with buyers. To remain relevant, create problem-solving content, and improve your visibility in the media.

4. Specialize in your niche

It is better to find your natural talent and excel in that area than to become someone who knows a little about a range of specialties. Becoming an expert in one area can attract offers from companies looking for experts in your field.

5. Stay Informed with Industry Updates

Stay ahead of the curve by regularly exploring industry-specific news and insights shared on various websites tailored to your skill set. This knowledge is a valuable asset for staying relevant in your field.

Watch: How To Be A Competent Leader

6. Cross-Industry Collaboration

Accept innovative collaboration to make sure your business stays relevant. The best part of working with people from other industries is you can share your knowledge and skills and learn from others. It’s an exchange program where both parties benefit each other.

7. Study the Success of Your Competitors

When you encounter competitors who have achieved greater success, take the opportunity to observe their operations and business practices. Investigate the strategies that set them apart and consider adapting these approaches to your profession.

8. Elevate Your Credibility and Reputation with the Guidance of a PR Expert

If you’re interested in delving into the world of PR and leveraging it to enhance your media visibility, You can also reach out via email at admin@womenofrubies.com

Explore my PR page to discover profiles of some remarkable women I’ve highlighted and gain further insights on how to maintain your industry relevance.

Don’t miss out on this valuable resource – Download your FREE PR Guide E-book now

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We are thrilled to announce that Esther Ijewere has been recognized and celebrated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch by CIBWE (Celebrating and Inspiring Black Women Everywhere) Canada. This prestigious award is a testament to Esther’s exceptional contributions in her field, her dedication to community empowerment, public relations, and the various fields that have earned her this prestigious accolade.

Esther Ijewere CIBWE Awards

Esther Ijewere, a celebrated multi-award-winning media personality, entrepreneur and ardent women’s advocate, has used her influential Women of Rubies platform to shine a spotlight on over 5,000 remarkable women worldwide. Her tireless efforts in amplifying women’s voices and championing gender equality through her NGO, Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children have made a substantial impact on society.

Esther Ijewere CIBWE Awards

The awards ceremony, held in Mississauga on the 28th of October, was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including the iconic Jean Augustine, Charmaine Williams, Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity, and the esteemed Senator Amina Gerba. The visionary behind the CIBWE awards, Rose Cathy Handy, founded the platform to celebrate and inspire the remarkable achievements and contributions of Black women.

Esther Ijewere’s Acceptance Statement:

Esther Ijewere expressed her profound gratitude for the honor, saying, “I am deeply humbled and honored to receive the Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch Award from CIBWE. It is a privilege to be recognized among such a distinguished group of inspiring women. This award is a testament to the collective efforts we make to create a better world. I am committed to continuing my work in uplifting and empowering women, and I am dedicated to the cause of gender equality. This award further fuels my passion for positive change, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead.”

About Women of Rubies

Esther’s profound work with Women of Rubies, a platform dedicated to showcasing and uplifting women from all walks of life, is emblematic of her unwavering commitment to positive change. With an unshakable belief in the power of women’s stories to drive positive change, Esther has curated numerous impactful events, including the Media Visibility Bootcamp, aimed at equipping women with the tools they need to amplify their voices and broaden their impact. Women of Rubies stands as a beacon of inspiration, fostering a community where women’s achievements and aspirations are celebrated, and their voices heard.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact; admin@womenofrubies.com

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Esther Ijewere with Funmilayo Odeniyi


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Esther Ijewere (L), Latoya Mullings ( C) and Funmilayo Odeniyi (R)


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From Left: Pamela Anoliefo, FOla Adegoke, Esther Ijewere and Sheila Akpota
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Esther Ijewere and Angela Ikogho


Women of Rubies, a pioneering platform dedicated to celebrating and empowering women’s accomplishments, is excited to unveil the second edition of its highly anticipated Media Visibility BootCamp. This transformative event, designed to empower female business owners and emerging influencers, is set to become a quarterly occurrence, following the resounding success of the inaugural BootCamp in August.

The Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp transcends conventional learning experiences. It is a transformative journey meticulously designed to equip participants with the skills required to amplify their voices, elevate their personal brands, and make a profound impact in their respective fields. The program seamlessly integrates expert-led guidance, interactive exercises, and a nurturing community to ensure attendees reach their maximum potential for growth.

Visionary Leadership

Esther Ijewere, the visionary Founder of Women of Rubies, expressed her enthusiasm about the event, stating, “We are thrilled to host the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp once again, an exceptional event aimed at empowering and uplifting women in the realm of business. Our goal is to provide participants with the knowledge and resources needed to magnify their voices and achieve their pinnacle potential. It’s time for women to shine brightly and leave their indelible mark on the media landscape!”

What to Expect

The second edition of the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp will take place virtually on December 9th and 10th, 2023, offering limited slots. Participants are encouraged to secure their spots promptly by registering at womenofrubies.com/mediavisibility. This event promises a stellar lineup of speakers, thought leaders, and experts in the media, marketing, and business sectors.

Media Visibility Bootcamp 2.0


Meet the Panel

The distinguished speakers for this edition include:

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn directly from these accomplished professionals, gaining priceless insights and pragmatic advice to enhance their brand visibility and influence.

Fireside Chat Highlights

The BootCamp will conclude with a captivating fireside chat featuring prominent speakers:

How to Register

For more information about this event, the agenda, and registration details, please visit womenofrubies.com/mediavisibility.

Get in Touch

For media inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or further information about the event, please reach out to:

Email: admin@womenofrubies.com

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to amplify your voice and enhance your media visibility. Join us at the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp and be part of a supportive community that empowers and uplifts women’s achievements. Register today at womenofrubies.com/mediavisibility.

Have you ever wondered why some people choose to carry their burdens silently while others speak out loudly against injustice? In a world where silence can sometimes trump justice, the act of speaking up can often be misunderstood, misinterpreted, or even twisted to make the brave soul raising their voice seem like the problem. Today, on Nigeria’s Independence Day, we reflect on the importance of finding your tribe, the power of speaking up, and the strength to overcome adversity.

The Imole’s Issue

Not too long ago, someone asked me why I vocally supported Imole’s issue, why I carried it on my head as they say. I explained to them that I understand how silence can sometimes overshadow the pursuit of justice. I’ve witnessed firsthand how speaking up can be manipulated to portray you as the troublemaker, the one in the wrong.

Late Nigerian Singer, Mohbad ( Oladimeji Aloba) also known as “Imole”

Imole’s case serves as a stark reminder of the diverse effects of sharing your problems with the wrong people. People may hear you, but they won’t actively listen because they’ve already formed their opinions. Imole’s story was no different; they painted him as depressed ,mentally unstable, and ungrateful all because he was at their mercy.

The Consequences of Misjudgment

Imole’s situation shed light on why so many people get blacklisted by their friends and family without even having the grace to be heard. It’s the same reason why individuals suffer in abusive elationships because the very people who should support and protect them end up judging and condemning them.

Furthermore, Imole’s case highlighted why people are often advised to tolerate disrespect in exchange for opportunities or money. The fear of being labeled, misunderstood, or ostracized can sometimes make individuals compromise their self-respect and integrity.

A Prayer for Independence Day

As we celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day, my heartfelt prayer goes out to anyone who has experienced any of the above. Perhaps your image has been tarnished to the point where people see you as an outcast who doesn’t deserve a seat at the table. Maybe you’ve been treated as someone who should be avoided at all costs simply because you refuse to tolerate disrespect.

My prayer is that you find your tribe, those who will listen actively, correct with love, and stand by you through thick and thin. I hope you encounter people who will love the parts of you that others have been asked to avoid, and who will support you on your journey, helping you access the necessary support when needed.

For every moment you’ve been mocked, may God celebrate you. For every instance of bullying, harassment, or disgrace, may you find the courage to defend yourself and rise above.

May our lights shine so brightly that no one has the power, network, or money to extinguish them. In a world where speaking up can sometimes be misunderstood, it’s essential to find your tribe, those who will lift you up and celebrate your strength. Remember, your voice matters, and your journey deserves recognition and support.

About the Author

Esther Ijewere, a prominent author, activist, and media strategist, is the passionate voice behind this article. She’s not only a prolific writer but also the visionary founder of Women of Rubies, a platform dedicated to empowering women and promoting social change.

With her expertise and commitment to amplifying marginalized voices, Esther’s work beautifully complements the themes explored in this article. Connect with her via her social media account here

The vibrant and diverse Nigerian community in Canada is set to come together in a grand celebration of their culture and heritage at Naija Fest 2023. This event, slated for October 7th, will take place at the elegant Renaissance by the Creek, Mississauga, promising a day of excitement, entertainment, and unity.

Naija Fest 2023 is much more than just a festival; it is a testament to the resilience, unity, and creativity of the Nigerian diaspora in Canada. The event aims to bring together Nigerians from all walks of life to celebrate their rich cultural heritage, foster meaningful connections, and showcase the incredible creativity within the community.

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President of Network of Nigerians in Canada, Uche Okugo (middle), Pamela Anoliefo of Redluxe Consulting and a guest

Uche Okugo, the President of the Network of Nigerians in Canada, highlighted the importance of Naija Fest 2023: “This event is a testament to the vibrant tapestry of our Nigerian community in Canada. It’s a day for us to come together, celebrate our roots, and strengthen the bonds that connect us as Nigerians living in this beautiful country. Naija Fest is an opportunity to showcase our culture, art, and talents while fostering unity and understanding among our diverse members.”

Maryam Muritala,  founder of Canada Vendors and a Planning Committee member, added, “We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that Naija Fest 2023 is a memorable experience for everyone. This event promises something special for everyone from traditional Nigerian cuisine to captivating performances, cultural exhibitions, and networking opportunities. It’s a day to celebrate the beauty of our culture and the talent within our community.”

Naijafest 2023

Esther Ijewere, the Founder of Women of Rubies, expressed her support for Naija Fest 2023: “As an advocate for women’s empowerment and community building, I am thrilled to support Naija Fest 2023. This event embodies the spirit of unity, celebration, and creativity that defines our Nigerian community in Canada. It provides a platform for showcasing our diverse talents, and I believe it will further strengthen the bonds among Nigerians in this beautiful country.”

The event will feature a colorful parade, traditional dances, live music performances, art exhibitions, and a marketplace showcasing Nigerian-inspired crafts and delicacies. Attendees can also expect thought-provoking panel discussions and networking sessions that promote a sense of belonging and unity among Nigerians in Canada.

Naija Fest 2023 promises to be a vibrant reflection of Nigeria’s rich cultural diversity, highlighting the resilience and achievements of Nigerians who call Canada home. It is an occasion where the community can come together to create lasting memories, celebrate shared traditions, and build bridges for the future.

Network of Nigerians in Canada is a vibrant community organization that strives to unite and empower Nigerians living in Canada. Through cultural events, networking opportunities, and community initiatives, the organization aims to celebrate Nigerian heritage, foster unity, and promote the well-being of its members while contributing to the larger Canadian society.

Naijafest 2023

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The recently concluded Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp proved to be a resounding success, delivering two days of empowerment, education, and valuable insights to participants. The event, which took place on the 11th and 12th of August, 2023 featured an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists who shared their expertise on personal branding, financial empowerment, media navigation, mental health, and more.

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Day 1: Empowering Women’s Journeys Begins

The Media Visibility Bootcamp

The event kicked off with a dynamic lineup on Day 1, featuring Esther Ijewere, Nora Agbakhamen, and Chichi Uchendu. Esther Ijewere’s inspiring insights on the importance of building a strong online presence set the tone for the day, followed by Nora Agbakhamen’s captivating take on storytelling. She emphasized the power of storytelling in media, underscoring the significance of connecting with audiences through compelling narratives.

Chichi Uchendu shed light on lucrative opportunities to make money from home, empowering women to harness their skills and passions for financial independence.

Day 2: Fireside Presentations and Main Sessions

The Media Visibility Bootcamp

Day 2 commenced with a thought-provoking fireside presentation featuring Nikki Porcher, Funmi Ayowole, Ariyike Akinbobola, and Mariam Muritala. Their discussions explored empowerment, mental health, having a clean media brand, and success stories. Nikki Porcher empowering talk highlighted the role of media exposure in empowering black women, motivating attendees to take charge of their narratives. while Funmi Ayowole addressed the critical intersection of mental health and media exposure, underscoring the importance of self-care and well-being.

Ariyike Akinbobola shared the importance of having a clean brand that can stand the test of time, while Mariam Muritala shared her journey of building Canada Vendors, inspiring others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

The day then evolved into the main session, beginning with Tosin Ajibade’s expert advice on media navigation, she provided practical tips for effectively leveraging media platforms, and Gusi Tobby shared insights on positioning for media features, guiding participants on how to capture media attention effectively.

Brenda Okorogba closed the bootcamp with an impactful session on personal branding, urging attendees to embrace their authenticity and harness the power of consistent messaging to stand out in their fields.

The Media Visibility Bootcamp
Panellists- Ariyike Akinbobola, Funmi Ayowole, Nikki Porcher, Maryam Muritala and Moderator- Esther Ijewere

Participants expressed their satisfaction with the event, praising the diverse range of topics covered and the high-quality insights shared by the esteemed speakers. The Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp left attendees equipped with actionable strategies to enhance their personal and professional lives.

For those who couldn’t participate in person, click here to gain access to the replay of the event.

We ensured that the transformative insights and empowerment could be accessed.

The Media Visibility Bootcamp


The Media Visibility Bootcamp

The meticulously organized event attracted a diverse audience of women eager to learn, grow, and connect. With a focus on empowerment, education, and practical application, the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp achieved its goal of providing a transformative experience for all participants.

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As August rolls around, I find myself marking an incredible milestone – seven years since I made the courageous decision to walk away from a marriage that had turned into a battleground of pain and turmoil. This year, I celebrate the journey of healing, growth, and empowerment that I embarked upon after leaving a toxic relationship. My hope is that by sharing my story, I can inspire and encourage others who might be trapped in similar situations to take the step towards healing and liberation.

Looking back

I recognize how profoundly my marriage changed me. The trauma and betrayals altered my personality, eroded my self-trust, and cast a shadow of fear over my spirit. It felt like I lost myself in the process, and the wounds left me in a constant state of flight mode, always on guard against further pain.

But I refuse to be defined by those painful years. Instead, I chose to rise above my circumstances, embracing the strength that still resided within me. Over the course of these seven years, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing that has led me to a place of empowerment and self-love.

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Healing is not a linear process; it’s a journey with its own twists and turns. There were days when I felt like I was making leaps forward, and others when I stumbled. Through it all, I learned the importance of honoring my own path, no matter how long it takes.


One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned is the significance of forgiveness. It wasn’t about excusing the pain I endured; it was about freeing myself from the weight of anger and resentment. Forgiving my ex-husband was my way of taking back control of my emotions and moving forward without the burdens of the past.

To all the women who might be going through something similar, please know that you are not alone. Your pain is valid, and you deserve happiness, love, and respect. Leaving an abusive relationship takes immense courage, and it’s a step towards reclaiming your life.


I am incredibly grateful for the individuals who stood by me from the beginning – those who supported me instead of judging, those who chose to embrace me even when they didn’t fully understand. Your unwavering support has been a guiding light on this journey, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Remember, healing is not only about recovering from past wounds; it’s about reclaiming your power and embracing a future filled with possibilities. Healing allows us to shed the burdens of the past, rediscover our inner strength, and craft a life that aligns with our true selves.

Esther Ijewere

7th Year of Liberation

On this anniversary, I stand as living proof that healing is a beautiful journey. It’s a journey that requires patience, self-compassion, and the unwavering belief that you are worthy of a life filled with joy and fulfillment.

Let’s stand together, supporting one another through our individual journeys of healing and empowerment. Let’s create a community where each person’s path is honored and celebrated, and where we can find strength in our shared experiences.

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

Ariyike Akinbobola
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

Women of Rubies Fireside chat

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

Maryam Muritala
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

Women of Rubues Fireside chat

Funmi Fatona-Ayowole, Founder of The Soul Clinic, provides mental health support for Canadians. As an emotional health and wellness coach, speaker, counsellor, project manager, and team lead, Funmi empowers individuals and visions by unlocking their potentials through coaching and counselling. Her personal mission is to contribute to healing the world, leaving a legacy of impact, health, and wealth for the next generation.

At TheVirtualSoulClinic, a tech-driven non-profit organization, Funmi connects trained volunteer coaches with people in the community who need mental health support via virtual safe spaces. Through evidence-based QuickScan and 15-minute support calls, the non-profit offers mental health first aid, listening non-judgmentally and helping clients take initial steps on their healing journey.

Esther Ijewere – Moderator

Women of Rubies Fireside chat

Esther Ijewere is a renowned PR strategist, multi-award winner, and the inspiring founder of Women of Rubies, an empowerment platform celebrating and amplifying the achievements of remarkable women. Esther’s strategic approach to public relations and storytelling, coupled with her commitment to fostering a supportive community, has made her a respected figure in the industry.

The Women of Rubies Fireside Chat is proudly supported by;  The #GettalkingwithEsther Show, Black Girl PR, Ariland Entertainment, and Canada Vendors