The recently concluded Women of RubiesMedia 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 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
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 Tobbyshared 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.
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.
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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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In the ever-evolving landscape of professional excellence, women continue to shine as trailblazers, inspiring countless individuals with their achievements and contributions. In this article, we proudly present seven remarkable female professionals who stand as beacons of inspiration and empowerment. From innovative entrepreneurs to visionary leaders, these women have carved their paths to success, leaving an indelible mark on their respective industries.
Join us as we celebrate their journeys and glean valuable insights from their remarkable stories. Discover the strength, determination, and brilliance of these inspiring female professionals who are transforming the world and motivating others to reach new heights.
1. Pamela Anoliefo- The Scrum Master Trainer
Pamelais a trailblazing professional who immigrated to Canada with a burning passion for positive change and growth. With over 15 years of experience as a result-oriented Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, and Project Manager, she has become a driving force in transforming organizations from traditional Project Management to Agile methodologies. Pamela’s successful track record spans diverse industries, including Fintech, Retail, and Financial Services.
Her expertise in Agile and Scaled Agile teams, along with her dedication to coaching and mentoring, makes her a true industry leader. Read more about her work here
2. Fola Adegoke – Trailbalzer In Cybersecurity
Fola Adegoke is the founder and lead Career Coach at Winfinite Consulting. She is a trailblazer in the field of Cybersecurity. With a passion for empowering professionals and a comprehensive understanding of career challenges and opportunities. With her expertise and passion, Fola has become a trusted guide and inspiration for professionals seeking success in cybersecurity.
Her journey is a testament to the power of determination, knowledge, and the relentless pursuit of one’s dreams. Check Fola’s work here
3. Kemi Ogunkoya – The Leadership Expert
Kemi is a celebrated leadership development strategist, management consultant, and author of the acclaimed book “The Leadership Guardian.” With a decade of experience under her belt, she has been at the forefront of conducting and facilitating impactful leadership development workshops both nationally and internationally. Kemi is also the mastermind behind The Dozen Model Leadership Framework, a powerful tool that has empowered countless individuals on their leadership journey.
4. Banke Oki-Balogun- The Educator
Banke Oki-Balogun is an exceptional educator with an unwavering passion for empowering young minds and transforming education. Hailing from a remarkable lineage of educators, armed with a Masters in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), and a distinction in Master of Public Administration from Queen Mary University of London, Banke is recognized as a true authority in the field of education, even earning her a well-deserved Ph.D. scholarship from Queen Mary, University of London.
Her true innovation lies in the creation of Naijatutors Konnect, a groundbreaking online platform that harnesses the power of technology to connect exceptional Nigerian tutors with students across different geographical regions, bridging the educational divide and ensuring children receive the academic support they deserve. Check Banke’s work here
5. Oyinkansola Alabi – The Emotions Doctor
Oyinkansola Alabi, popularly referred to as The Emotions Doctor, is the Founder of Emotions City. Africa’s Leading Emotional Intelligence Centre. She is a Productivity Enhancement and Life Validation Strategist. A Psychologist by training, helps individuals, achievers and Organisations increase performance using emotional intelligence tools and proprietary methodologies.
Oyinkan is the first female founder of an Emotional Intelligence Academy in Africa and is the convener of Africa’s first Emotional Intelligence Week.
6. Nora Agbakhamen – The Impact Storyteller
Norais a storytelling expert who is making waves as one of Nigeria’s most influential figures on LinkedIn. Through her work, she empowers businesses to get noticed and thrive by leveraging the power of content and storytelling. With a decade of experience as a skilled content creator and writer, Nora possesses the knowledge to elevate brands, boosting their credibility, visibility, and profitability.
Holding a Mass Communication degree from the University of Maiduguri, Nora’s passion for honing her craft led her to earn a certificate in Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking from Harvard University (HarvardX) and a certificate in Investigative Journalism from BBC MacArthur Foundation. Additionally, she has acquired multiple certifications in the art of storytelling, further solidifying her expertise in this field.
7. Ashley Wright – The Bitcoin Queen
Ashley Wright is a young entrepreneur and motivational speaker from Toronto, Canada. Starting her first business at the age of 17, she went on to create two successful ventures: The Wright Success, focused on self-development and business coaching, and Study Cryptos, an online academy simplifying Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology learning. Ashley’s passion for empowerment and innovation shines through as she inspires individuals to become their best selves and makes complex subjects accessible to all.
We celebrate these amazons for their tenacity and professionalism.
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Women of Rubies is proud to announce our much-awaited Media Visibility Bootcamp, an event designed to empower and equip aspiring women entrepreneurs with essential skills to amplify their brand’s presence through media channels. Let’s introduce you to our esteemed lineup of speakers who are trailblazers in their fields. Each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, ready to share valuable nuggets to help you unlock the power of media visibility. Get ready to be inspired and informed as we delve into the details of this transformative event!
An Expert in Media Strategy with over 10 years of experience in media strategy and branding, Estheris a force to be reckoned with in the industry. As the founder of Women of Rubies, she will reveal the secrets behind crafting compelling media campaigns that capture attention and drive results. Get ready to learn the art of storytelling to resonate with your audience and boost your brand’s visibility.
2. Tosin Ajibade, Founder- Olorisupergal
Tosin Ajibade, also known as Olorisupergal, is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, blogger, and influencer. Through her popular blog, Olorisupergal.com, she has become a leading figure in Nigerian media and entertainment. With a strong social media presence and engaging content, Tosin has amassed a large following and has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions to the industry. She will share practical tips and tricks to harness the power of social media marketing and create an engaged community around your brand.
3. Brenda Okorogba, Founder-MomentswithBren
A multi-award-winning service and learning experience designer, Brenda is the founder of Momentswithbren Consulting, a professional training and coaching company. Known for creating targeted learning solutions, Brenda has helped diverse students and professionals secure significant funding, transition into dynamic careers, and develop their leadership abilities. She will share tips on how to use thought leadership to expand your reach in the digital landscape.
Nora is an exceptional content creator and LinkedIn influencer. With a decade of experience in content creation and storytelling, she helps businesses gain visibility and increase revenue. Nora’s rapid growth on LinkedIn, where she’s nurtured a community of over 100,000 individuals, is a testament to her expertise and influence.
5. Gusi Tobby, Brand Strategist & Founder- Girl Hub Africa
Gusi Tobby is a social impact strategist, communications expert, and PR and Media relations specialist. She’s made significant contributions in diverse industries such as Finance, Fashion & Lifestyle, Social Development, and Telecoms. She’s the founder of Girl Hub Africa, Nigeria’s largest all-female volunteering organization, focused on closing gender disparities. From crafting compelling pitches to establishing fruitful media relationships, she will share the PR strategies that lead to meaningful visibility.
6. Chichi Uchendu, Founder- Six Figure Mom
Chichi Uchendu is a passionate advocate for financial literacy and a skilled Digital Marketing Consultant. Through her platform, “Six Figure Mom,” Chichi teaches women essential principles of financial literacy, equipping them to take control of their financial future. In her role as Team Lead at Dynamics Virtual Assistant, she helps businesses across the globe leverage the power of online platforms. She will share tips on how to make money.
With such an exceptional lineup of speakers, our Women of Rubies Media Visibility Bootcamp promises to be an event like no other. Mark your calendars for a day filled with invaluable insights and actionable strategies to unlock the true potential of your brand through media visibility. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and join us on August 11th and 12th on Zoom. Be prepared to take your brand to new heights with our inspiring speakers leading the way!
A woman who can multitask successfully has mastered her craft and knows how to navigate her chosen career path. Nora Agbakhamen is not just a woman who wears many hats, she has recorded success everywhere she uses her skillset.
She is one of the most influential Nigerians on LinkedIn who is making the motherland proud. Nora helps businesses get seen and paid through content and storytelling. With over 10 years of experience as a content creator and writer, Nora Agbakhamen knows how to help brands increase their credibility, visibility, and profitability.
A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri, she holds a certificate in Persuasive writing and Public Speaking from Harvard University (HarvardX), a certificate in Investigative Journalism from BBC MacArthur Foundation, and several certifications in storytelling.
In this interview with Esther Ijewere, Nora shares her inspiring journey and her passion for storytelling and branding.
Nora Agbakhamen’s Childhood Influence
As a little girl growing up in North-Eastern Nigeria, I loved to listen to beautiful narratives, and my dad was a powerhouse of tribal lore. While my mum believed in instant corporal punishment, my dad had a unique and memorable way of instilling discipline. He would tell us stories from the Bible about people who acted up and the high price they paid.
He would also share accounts of those whose conduct was above reproach and the beautiful rewards they earned. That profoundly affected me, and those stories played a significant role in molding me.
So, very early, I learned that the best way to impart moral instruction is through storytelling because you remember the lessons long after they cease to be told.
Why I Pitched My Tent In Content Creation and Media Sector
Almost every adult had a transistor radio in the North where I grew up. My dad had one, and most evenings, I’d sit with him while he listened to the news.
This piqued my interest in journalism, and I became intentional in watching the news. I particularly loved listening to Eugenia Abu, Ruth Benamaisia-Opia, Fatima Abass Hassan, and Hauwa Baba-Ahmed on NTA news those days. So when it was time to go to the university, my choice of Mass Communication was a no-brainer.
For content creation, I’ve always loved to educate and share value. Back in my university days, my classmates would come together and ask that I summarize our notes for them before exams. I would explain what we’d been taught but use relatable examples to help the point stick.
They lived for those moments, and it was a privilege to see how those explanations helped all of us ace our exams. The more I taught, the more the points stuck with me.
So I took the same love for teaching into the storytelling aspect of content creation. I went into it with the one aim of serving. I wanted to share whatever knowledge I had with my audience.
Nora Agbakhamen’s Journey So Far
When I started as a brand storyteller on LinkedIn in October of last year, I had 90 followers. One year later, I’ve built an over 100,000-strong community who come together to enrich each other by consuming my content and sharing heartfelt comments, tips, and suggestions for the benefit of others.
You know LinkedIn is a global platform. I’ve had folks send me private messages with a dose of racism. I’ve also had people drop comments like “this is not Facebook.” This is LinkedIn, where you share your career wins. Were it not for the overwhelmingly positive feedback I got from others on the platform, who knows if I’d have thrown in the towel by now?
Thankfully, I persevered, and today I can tell you that among my clients are Bank executives, Architects, Accountants, Founders, CEOs, etc. I work with them to increase their reputation in their various fields so they can become more visible and profitable. It’s a win-win for us, and I shudder to think that there was a time I gave up.
How My Work Has Inspired Other Women Around Me
I’ve mentored women, particularly undergraduates on LinkedIn, and the regular thank-you emails I get from these ladies are like the icing on the cake. I’ve had female undergraduates email me to say they started content as a side hustle because of the daily tips I drop on LinkedIn. That, for me, is the ultimate reward.
Other Projects And Activities
I am currently running a 7-Day Personal Branding Email Challenge for entrepreneurs and 9-5 workers on LinkedIn. Many are busy folks with little time to listen to or read long courses but want to build a sparkling brand online. So I created these daily email challenges to help them lay the foundation for a rock-solid brand so that they can become visible, trusted, and profitable.
Every day, for one week, they receive emails explaining a brand-building activity. Then I give them tiny tasks they can do immediately to increase their reputation on LinkedIn.
I’ve also worked as a brand influencer with local and international brands on LinkedIn. I do my due diligence before recommending any brand to my community. So any brand I feature on my page is vetted.
I’m also coaching ambitious women who want to monetize their knowledge on LinkedIn. This coaching is a 1:1 tailored for each client. So once every week, I go on a Zoom call with them. We review our wins and work on further steps to take them closer to their goals.
How I Became A Top LinkedIn Influencer and Marketable Brand
My watchword has always been to deliver top-notch service. I didn’t start content creation with profit as the drive. I was happy to share what I’d learned over the years with my community. I stayed consistent and built a niche around storytelling. Those who loved what they were learning tagged others to my page, and before long, I had a reputation as a “brand storyteller,” and my following grew exponentially.
3 women Who Inspire Me and Why
My mum (now late) Rose Ubek – taught me early on the value of service and hard work. She never believed in giving you fish because she was one to teach you where and how to get the best fish.
Amanda Cryer – This woman is a compassionate Social Impact influencer on LinkedIn who looks for ways to support other women’s businesses.
Every other woman who lives a life of service – Women who mentor other women and hold their hands so that we can shatter glass ceilings together.
To Ambitious Women Constantly Judged By Society
Don’t listen to people who want to pull you back. To every woman out there, there’s nothing more inspiring than a woman who knows what she wants and dares to pursue it. So get up, take back your power and lead your tribe.
To Women Who Can’t Market Their Brands And Business Properly
Firstly, if you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to market your brand. LinkedIn boasts over 850 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. So whether or not you have a job or business, you have an incredible opportunity to place yourself at the front and center and attract the opportunities you crave.
For other creators out there, please don’t just sell your offers. Instead, share values your readers can run with and use to better themselves. Take a genuine interest in your followers; sometimes, it takes a good word of motivation to help someone be the best version of them. Pay attention to that young lady that reaches out to you via private message to ask for tips, suggestions, and recommendations.
Being a Woman of Rubies
My God-given desire is to see other women thrive both personally and professionally. If every woman lives a life of service together, we will succeed and leave no one behind.
To a Young Person On The Verge of Giving Up
Please don’t give up. We, your sisters, love you and can’t wait to see you thrive.
My Work-life Balance Routine
I’ve implemented systems and processes that help me maintain a work-life balance. For example, even on lazy days, I have planned my content to auto-post at a particular hour, so my audience is not starved. This helps me have time for my family and loved ones.