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A Sacredmotherhood is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the “Mom On Mission: Your Light Has Come, M.O.M. 3.0” Conference, held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 10 am to 1 pm at C Banquets, located at 300 City Centre Dr, 12th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1. This inspiring event brought together mothers from all walks of life to honor and celebrate their exceptional contributions to nurturing families and communities.

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The conference featured insightful workshops, inspirational keynotes, and moments of reflection and worship, led by esteemed speakers Oyin Isaac, founder of A Sacredmotherhood; Tolulope Adejumo, Dere Akindoju, Dammy Aromiwura, Ally Yao, Elmien de Wet, and Adeola Abiodun. Attendees engaged in thought-provoking discussions received uplifting messages and found opportunities for spiritual growth and empowerment.

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A highlight of the event was the presentation of the prestigious Shining Star Award, supported by Women of Rubies, to recognize a mother who exemplifies resilience, compassion, and dedication. We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Shining Star Award is Taiwo Awojoodu.

Taiwo Awojoodu’s recognition as the Shining Star Award recipient includes extensive publicity over a three-month period, a feature on Women of Rubies’ blogpost, pinned to the Inspiration segment for two weeks, a pinned post of the feature on their social media pages for one week, event/product promotion on their Facebook page monthly for three months, and a live interview session with Women of Rubies’ founder Esther Ijewere on Facebook.

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“This partnership with Women of Rubies underscores our shared commitment to uplifting and honoring mothers,” says Oyin Isaac, founder of A Sacredmotherhood. “We believe that every mother deserves recognition for her selfless love and devotion.”

Esther Ijewere, founder of Women of Rubies, adds, “We are excited to collaborate with A Sacredmotherhood to celebrate the strength and resilience of mothers. The Shining Star Award is our way of honoring their invaluable contributions to society.”

M.O.M. 3.0 Conference

The M.O.M. 3.0 Conference successfully brought together mothers for a day of empowerment, reflection, and celebration, reinforcing the divine essence of motherhood and honoring the shining stars among us.

For further information or inquiries, please contact Oyin Isaac at 647-704-6804 or via Instagram: @_sacredmotherhood.

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M.O.M. 3.0 Conference

Sacredmotherhood and Women of Rubies are thrilled to announce their partnership to present the prestigious Shining Star Award at the upcoming “Mom On Mission: Your Light Has Come, M.O.M. 3.0” Conference. This collaborative effort aims to honor and celebrate the exceptional contributions of mothers and their unwavering commitment to nurturing families and communities.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 10 am to 1 pm, at C Banquets, located at 300 City Centre Dr, 12th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1, the M.O.M 3.0 Conference promises to be an inspiring and empowering event for mothers from all walks of life.

M.O.M 3.0 Conference

The conference will feature insightful workshops, inspirational keynotes, and moments of reflection and worship, led by esteemed speakers Oyin Isaac, founder of Sacredmotherhood; Tolulope Adejumo, Dere Akindoju, Dammy Aromiwura, Ally Yao, Elmien de Wet, and Adeola Abiodun. Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussions, uplifting messages, and opportunities for spiritual growth and empowerment.

In addition to the enriching sessions, Sacredmotherhood and Women of Rubies will jointly present the Shining Star Award to a deserving mother who exemplifies resilience, compassion, and dedication. The award recipient will receive extensive publicity over a three-month period, including a feature on Women of Rubies’ blogpost, pinned to the Inspiration segment for two weeks, a pinned post of the feature on their social media pages for one week, event/product promotion on their Facebook page monthly for three months, and a live interview session with Women of Rubies’ founder Esther Ijewere on Facebook.

“This partnership with Women of Rubies underscores our shared commitment to uplifting and honoring mothers,” says Oyin Isaac, founder of Sacredmotherhood. “We believe that every mother deserves recognition for her selfless love and devotion.”

Esther Ijewere, founder of Women of Rubies, adds, “We are excited to collaborate with Sacredmotherhood to celebrate the strength and resilience of mothers. The Shining Star Award is our way of honoring their invaluable contributions to society.”

Registration for the M.O.M 3.0 Conference is now open, and attendees can reserve their spot on the official event website. Join us as we come together to celebrate the divine essence of motherhood and honor the shining stars among us.

To nominate yourself or someone you know for the Shining Star Award, send an email to oyin@sacredmotherhood.com

For inquiries or further information, please,  contact Oyin Isaac at 6477046804 or via Instgaram: @_sacredmotherhood

 

Meet Udunma Nnenna Ikoro, a powerhouse in the communication, education, and empowerment sector. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Udunma’s journey is nothing short of inspirational, marked by a fervent dedication to uplifting individuals and communities through education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.

A Visionary Leader in Communication and Education

Udunma’s journey began with a strong educational foundation in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Abia State University, Nigeria. Armed with a thirst for knowledge and a drive to make a difference, she embarked on a path that would ultimately lead her to become a trailblazer in her field.

With over 18 years of experience as an English language teacher, Udunma’s expertise extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. She has leveraged her knowledge to establish an online English Learning Academy and virtual consulting business, bridging the gap between traditional education and digital innovation.

Pioneering Change Through Advocacy and Empowerment

Udunma’s impact transcends the realms of education and communication, as she is deeply passionate about advocacy and empowerment. As an advocate for gender equality, youth empowerment, and sustainable environmental practices, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at creating positive change in her community.

Through programs such as the TIWA SUMMIT, The Intentional Women Africa Conference, and The Intentional Girl Emergence Bootcamp, Udunma has empowered countless women and girls to embrace their potential and pursue their dreams with confidence.

A Catalyst for Literary Success and Entrepreneurship

In addition to her work in education and advocacy, Udunma has made significant strides in the world of literature and entrepreneurship. Rising from a “clueless writer” to a Multiple Amazon Bestselling Author and Publisher, she has authored 12 books, including bestsellers like “Author’s Compass” and “The Intentional Woman.”

Through her consultancy firm, Communique ResourceHub, Udunma has provided invaluable support to professionals and entrepreneurs, helping them navigate the complexities of book publishing and content strategy. Her impact has been felt not only in Nigeria but also in countries around the world, where she has consulted and published books for individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Udunma Nnenna Ikoro
Udunma Nnenna Ikoro

A Legacy of Empowerment and Excellence

As Udunma Nnenna Ikoro continues to champion change and empowerment in Lagos and beyond, her legacy serves as a beacon of hope for future generations. Through her unwavering commitment to excellence and service to others, she exemplifies the transformative power of education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.

In a world where challenges abound, Udunma’s remarkable journey reminds us all of the potential for positive change and the importance of lifting others as we climb. As we celebrate her achievements, let us be inspired to embrace our own potential and work together to create a brighter, more empowered future for all.

In a world where media visibility holds immense power, Black women are rising to the forefront, shaping narratives, and leaving an indelible mark on the global stage. From the USA, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda to Canada, these remarkable women have leveraged their platforms to sustain their brands while inspiring countless others along the way. Let’s celebrate their achievements and the impact they’ve made across continents.

Oprah Winfrey (United States)

A pioneer in media and philanthropy, Oprah Winfrey‘s influence knows no bounds. From her groundbreaking talk show to her multimedia empire, Oprah has used her platform to uplift and empower millions worldwide. Her commitment to authenticity, empathy, and social change has cemented her as one of the most influential figures in modern media history.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)

Renowned for her thought-provoking writing, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become a literary icon. Her novels, including “Half of a Yellow Sun” and “Americanah,” explore themes of identity, feminism, and cultural heritage. Through her TED Talks and essays, Adichie continues to spark vital conversations on race, gender, and representation.

Naomi Osaka (Japan/Haiti)

With her exceptional talent and unwavering advocacy, Naomi Osaka has transcended the world of tennis. Born in Japan to a Haitian father, Osaka has used her platform to amplify important issues, from racial injustice to mental health awareness. Her courage and resilience inspire a new generation of athletes and activists alike.

Danai Gurira (Zimbabwe/United States)

Best known for her roles on stage and screen, Danai Gurira is a force to be reckoned with. From her portrayal of Michonne in “The Walking Dead” to her award-winning play “Eclipsed,” Gurira’s work highlights diverse narratives and complex characters. As a playwright, actress, and activist, she continues to break barriers and inspire audiences worldwide.

Thando Hopa (South Africa)

Thando Hopa‘s presence in the fashion industry is both groundbreaking and inspiring. As the first woman with albinism to grace the cover of Vogue, Hopa challenges beauty standards and promotes inclusivity. Her work as a model and lawyer advocates for representation and diversity, empowering others to embrace their uniqueness.

Joselyn Dumas (Ghana)

Joselyn Dumas has made a significant impact on Ghana’s entertainment industry through her versatility as an actress, TV host, and media personality. With appearances in numerous Ghanaian and Nollywood films, as well as hosting popular television programs, Dumas has maintained a strong presence in the media landscape. Her authenticity, charisma, and dedication to her craft have earned her a loyal following and established her as a prominent figure in Ghanaian media.

Leïla Slimani (France/Morocco)

Leïla Slimani’s impact on global literature cannot be overstated. The French-Moroccan author has garnered international acclaim for her thought-provoking novels exploring social and cultural issues. Slimani’s work challenges conventions and pushes boundaries, sparking essential conversations about race, class, and gender dynamics in contemporary society.

Caroline Mutoko (Kenya)

Caroline Mutoko is a prominent media personality in Kenya, known for her work as a radio presenter, TV host, and social commentator. With her bold and outspoken style, Mutoko has sustained her brand through consistent visibility in the media landscape. She has used her platform to advocate for social issues, challenge stereotypes, and empower women in Kenya. Mutoko’s influence extends beyond traditional media, as she is also active on social media platforms, where she engages with her audience on a wide range of topics. Her impactful presence in Kenyan media has earned her recognition and respect as a leading voice in the country.

Trey Anthony (Canada)

Playwright, author, and television producer Trey Anthony is a trailblazer in Canadian media. Best known for her groundbreaking play “da Kink in my Hair” and her work on the television series “Da Kink in my Hair” and “How Black Mothers Say I Love You,” Anthony’s storytelling celebrates the complexities of Black Canadian identity. Her contributions to Canadian theatre and television have paved the way for greater diversity and representation in media.

Flavia Tumusiime (Uganda)

Flavia Tumusiime is a prominent media personality in Uganda, known for her work as a radio presenter, TV host, actress, and entrepreneur. With her engaging personality and versatile talent, Tumusiime has sustained her brand through consistent visibility in the media industry. She has hosted various popular TV and radio shows, showcasing her skills as a presenter and entertainer. Additionally, Tumusiime is actively involved in entrepreneurship, with ventures in the fashion and beauty industry. Her influence extends beyond media, as she also uses her platform to advocate for social causes and empower youth in Uganda. Tumusiime’s dedication to her craft and her commitment to making a positive impact have earned her recognition and admiration in her home country and beyond.

These ten Black women from diverse backgrounds and disciplines exemplify the transformative power of media visibility in sustaining personal and professional brands. Through their creativity, resilience, and unwavering dedication to their craft, they continue to inspire and empower others to make their voices heard on the world stage.

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In conclusion, the stories of these remarkable women underscore the power of media visibility in shaping personal brands and driving positive change. At Women of Rubies, we recognize this potential. Join our upcoming media visibility bootcamp to learn how to leverage media platforms effectively and amplify your impact. Register here and shape the future with us.

Let us celebrate and uplift these trailblazers as they pave the way for greater representation, diversity, and inclusivity in media and beyond.

With love and solidarity,

This year, as we gather to celebrate International Women’s Day, we stand united not just in celebration of womanhood, but in recognition of the broader role of women in shaping a more inclusive, equitable world. Our theme, “Vision for Inclusion,” is a clarion call to reflect on our collective journey, the strides we have made, the challenges we have overcome, and the path that lies ahead.

Let us first ponder a profound question: Where would we be today if women had not spearheaded some of the most pivotal movements and protests in history? Imagine a world without the tenacity of women who fought for suffrage, for civil rights, and for equality in the workplace. Consider the absence of voices like those of Rosa Parks, whose simple act of defiance became a monumental symbol of the civil rights movement. Rosa’s refusal to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus wasn’t just about a seat; it was about claiming her rightful place in the fabric of society. Her courage reminds us that change often begins with the actions of one, not the crowd.

As I reflect on my personal journey, arriving in Canada some years ago and founding Women of Dignity International (WODI), I’m reminded of the challenges and triumphs that have marked our collective progress. Establishing WODI was not just about creating another organization; it was about building a platform where women’s voices could be amplified, where their struggles could be shared, and their achievements celebrated. It was about creating a space where women from diverse backgrounds could come together to advocate for change, support one another, and push the boundaries of what is possible.

I was confronted with a reality that was both challenging and illuminating. I encountered barriers, not just of language and culture, but of perception and opportunity. These challenges were not unique to me; they are faced by countless women who find themselves in new lands, striving to rebuild their lives and redefine their identities. For new migrants, there’s always the anxiety of speaking out and being heard. I have always believed that if we don’t rise to defend and protect new migrants, and create a pathway for them to thrive, who will? Unfortunately, we begin to lose the plot when women struggle to find their voices.

It was through these struggles that the vision for Women of Dignity International (WODI) was born—a vision fueled by the belief that every woman, regardless of her background, has the right to live with dignity, to have her voice heard, and to contribute to society. WODI became a beacon of hope, not only for immigrant women but for all women seeking to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

However, just like many success stories in life, the road to inclusion is fraught with obstacles. Across the globe, women continue to grapple with issues of violence, discrimination, and inequality. The gender pay gap persists, undermining the economic independence and security of women. In many parts of the world, girls are still denied access to education, depriving them of the knowledge and skills needed to thrive. Women’s health and reproductive rights are still under threat, and domestic violence against women is still on the increase, limiting their autonomy over their bodies and lives.

These are not abstract problems; they are real, pressing issues that affect millions of women and girls every day. They remind us that our work is far from over and that the vision for inclusion requires relentless effort, unwavering commitment, and collective action.

Our vision for inclusion goes beyond mere representation and affirmative action. It’s also about influencing policy, about making sure that women’s perspectives are not just heard but are integral to the decision-making process starting from our communities. It’s about recognizing the interconnectedness of our struggles and the power of our collective action. The breakthroughs we celebrate today, as women, are the result of relentless advocacy, of challenging the status quo, and of women daring to envision a different world. If we are pregnant with a burden, we will surely deliver the consequences of our passions.

So, how do we strategize for greater impact and participation in the socio-political discourse? The answer lies in education, in the indoctrination of young girls into positive activism in schools, and in readying them for relevance in innovative technological solutions.

Education is the cornerstone of empowerment for both old and young. By ensuring that girls have access to quality education, we equip them with the tools they need to challenge injustices, become leaders in their communities, and contribute meaningfully to societal progress. But education alone is not enough. We must also foster a culture of activism, encouraging young girls to engage with the issues that matter, to raise their voices, and to take action. This means creating safe spaces for dialogue, for questioning, and for critical thinking. Freedom is at the heart of admirable inclusive pursuit.

As we look to the future, we must also recognize the role of technology in shaping a more inclusive world. Women and girls must be at the forefront of technological innovation, not just as consumers but as creators, engineers, and leaders. By bridging the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), AI and encouraging women-led startups, we open up new pathways for participation, problem-solving, and progress.

As we draw our reflections to a close, let us carry forward the spirit of resilience and advocacy, echoing the powerful words of the late, great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a relentless warrior for gender equality: “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It should not be that women are the exception.” May this quote inspire us to persist in our efforts, ensuring that women are not only included but integral in shaping the future. Together, we stand, united in our quest for a world that celebrates, respects, and uplifts every woman. Thank you.

WODI WE MOVE…

 

 

 

In today’s competitive workplace landscape, salary negotiation plays a crucial role in ensuring fair compensation for women. Despite strides towards gender equality, women still face disparities in pay compared to their male counterparts. However, armed with the right strategies and confidence, women can effectively advocate for their worth and secure the compensation they deserve.

Research Market Rates and Know Your Worth

Before entering into salary negotiations, women need to research market rates for their position and industry. Websites like Glassdoor, PayScale, and LinkedIn Salary provide valuable insights into average salaries for specific roles and locations. Armed with this information, women can confidently assess their worth and negotiate from a position of knowledge and strength.

Highlight Achievements and Skills

During negotiations, women must highlight their achievements, skills, and contributions to the organization. Whether it’s exceeding sales targets, spearheading successful projects, or demonstrating leadership abilities, showcasing tangible accomplishments can strengthen their case for higher compensation. By articulating their value to the company, women can make a compelling argument for increased pay.

Practice Assertive Communication

Effective communication is key to successful salary negotiations. Women should practice assertive communication techniques, clearly articulating their expectations and advocating for their needs. This involves using confident body language, maintaining eye contact, and speaking with conviction. By expressing their value and confidence, women can command respect and garner attention during negotiations.

Negotiate Beyond Salary

While salary is a critical component of compensation, women should also consider negotiating other benefits and perks. This could include additional vacation days, flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, or performance bonuses. By broadening the scope of negotiations, women can enhance their overall compensation package and improve work-life balance.

Overcoming Gender Bias and Stereotypes

Women need to be aware of and address potential gender bias and stereotypes during negotiations. Research shows that women are often penalized for assertive behavior, with labels such as “aggressive” or “bossy” being unfairly applied. By navigating negotiations with confidence and professionalism, women can challenge these stereotypes and assert their value without fear of backlash.

Conclusion: Empowering Women to Advocate for Fair Pay

Navigating salary negotiation can be intimidating, but with preparation, confidence, and assertive communication, women can secure fair compensation for their skills and contributions. By researching market rates, highlighting achievements, and negotiating beyond salary, women can assert their worth and pave the way for greater gender equality in the workplace. It’s time for women to take control of their financial futures and advocate for the pay they deserve.

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Transitioning careers can be a transformative journey filled with both excitement and uncertainty, especially for women seeking to chart a new professional path. Whether motivated by a desire for personal growth, a change in industry trends, or the pursuit of passion, embarking on a career transition requires careful planning, courage, and resilience.

Assessing Skills and Interests

The first step in navigating a career transition is to assess your skills, strengths, and interests. Reflect on past experiences, hobbies, and areas of expertise to identify transferable skills that can be leveraged in a new field. Consider taking career assessment tests or seeking guidance from mentors and career counselors to gain clarity on your career goals and aspirations.

Exploring New Career Paths

Once you have identified your skills and interests, it’s time to explore potential career paths. Research industries and roles that align with your passions and values, and consider the qualifications and experience required for success in these fields. Networking with professionals in your desired industry, attending industry events, and seeking informational interviews can provide valuable insights and connections.

Overcoming Fears and Uncertainties

Embarking on a career transition can evoke feelings of fear, self-doubt, and uncertainty. It’s natural to feel apprehensive about stepping out of your comfort zone and venturing into the unknown. However, it’s important to recognize that change often brings growth and new opportunities. Practice self-compassion, cultivate a growth mindset, and surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and mentors who can offer encouragement and guidance along the way.

Real-Life Success Stories

To inspire and motivate readers, real-life success stories of women who have successfully navigated career transitions can provide valuable lessons and encouragement. These stories serve as testaments to the power of resilience, determination, and adaptability in overcoming challenges and achieving professional fulfillment in new fields.

Navigating a career transition requires a combination of self-reflection, strategic planning, and courage. By assessing your skills and interests, exploring new career paths, and overcoming fears and uncertainties, you can embark on a journey of personal and professional growth. Remember, with determination and perseverance, success in a new field is within reach.

Are you ready to embrace change and pursue your passion? The journey awaits – seize the opportunity and embark on your career transition today!

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Apostle Dr. Elizabeth Pedro, also known as CGPA (Commander of the Most Noble Order of Global Peace Ambassadors), is a transformation coach and mentor on a mission to uplift women and girls worldwide. With a firm belief that every woman is a celebrity, she tirelessly supports, informs, and advocates for women’s issues, using her platform to inspire change and empowerment.

Championing Women’s Empowerment

Dr. Liz is a prolific writer, motivational singer, and global speaker, gracing stages across five continents and over 15 countries. Her engaging speaking style combines humor with real-life stories, captivating audiences and leaving a lasting impact. As a certified marriage and relationship coach with the Institute of Marriage and Family Affairs (TIMFA) USA, she is also the CEO of Serenity Coaching/Counseling Services, offering valuable guidance on personal and marital matters.

Apostle Dr. Elizabeth Pedro

Philanthropy and Impact

Recognized as one of the 50 most influential women in Edo state, Nigeria, Dr. Liz is a dedicated philanthropist. Through her award-winning organization, Women Helping Women, she provides skill acquisitions and startup funds for women in her community and beyond. Her commitment to sustainable development goals and gender equality is further reflected in her role as the founder/CEO of Agape For All Nations Int’l (Afani) and Women Helping Women For A Sustainable Tomorrow, NGOs focused on empowering women to reach their full potential.

Bringing Hope Through Empowerment

Driven by a vision to empower women and girls, Dr. Liz’s mission is to help individuals discover their unique selves and unleash their potential. As a peace ambassador to the UN, she advocates for peace, equality, and empowerment on a global scale. Her book, “A Woman in Her War Room,” serves as a guiding light for women seeking empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.

Awards and Recognition

In March 2023, Women Helping Women received The United States President Lifetime Achievers Award, a testament to Dr. Liz’s unwavering dedication and impact in the field of women’s empowerment.

Other awards include:

  • Humanitarian Ambassador Award
  • Ambassador for Hope
  • Remarkable Mothers Award
  • Award of Excellence in Exemplary Christian Leadership

Apostle Dr. Elizabeth Pedro

Family and Legacy

Apostle Dr. Elizabeth Pedro is happily married to H.E Amb Rev. Shadrach, and together they exemplify a commitment to service, community development, and humanitarian activities. Dr. Liz’s remarkable journey is not only changing the narrative of Edo women but also inspiring individuals worldwide to embrace their greatness and create a brighter future for all.

Apostle Dr. Elizabeth Pedro embodies the spirit of empowerment, resilience, and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on the world and paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future.

Women of Rubies, a renowned platform dedicated to celebrating and empowering women, is excited to unveil the lineup of distinguished speakers for its highly anticipated Media Visibility BootCamp 3.0. Scheduled for April 6th and 7th, this transformative event promises invaluable insights to all attendees.

Among the esteemed speakers for the BootCamp are; TV Host and Wealth Creation Coach, Tope Mark-Odigie; Financial Educator, Katrice Justice; Fashion Creative Director, Nike Kay-Okunubi, and Career and Transition Coach; Chekwube Uchea, among other industry experts. Each speaker brings expertise in media visibility, offering strategies to elevate personal and professional brands.

Joining them are six additional speakers, including Damilola Ajibade, founder of The Journey Amplified, Fola Adegoke, founder of Winfinite Consulting, Chiddie Anyasodo, Relationship Coach, Dr. Kelechi Okoro, Health Influencer and Medical Doctor, Checkwube Uchea, Career and transition coach, Ruth Aliu, Founder of Techity Consulting, and Erica Tiwaa, digital marketer and content creator.

The two-day event will feature insightful sessions and fireside chats conducted via Zoom, covering personal branding, storytelling, and leveraging digital platforms. Early bird tickets are available until March 14th, with Rubies Collective members receiving an extra 15 percent off. Membership details can be found at womenofrubies.com/RubiesCommunity

“We are thrilled to bring together such an exceptional lineup of speakers for our Media Visibility BootCamp 3.0,” says Esther Ijewere, Founder of Women of Rubies. “Our goal is to empower women with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in today’s media-driven world. With the expertise and guidance of our speakers, attendees will leave feeling inspired, informed, and ready to take their visibility to new heights.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders and connect with like-minded professionals at the Women of Rubies Media Visibility BootCamp 3.0. Register now to secure your spot and embark on a journey toward greater visibility and impact.

Read about MVBC 1.0 here and the second edition here

Subscribe and watch MVBC videos on our YouTube channel here

Grab your MVBC 3 ticket here

For enquiries; email – mediabootcamp@womenofrubies.com

Barakat Mohammed stands as a testament to the seamless fusion of creativity and entrepreneurship. Armed with a degree in Mass Communication and Media Technology from Lead City University, she further fortified her skills with a certification in Cosmetology and Skin Care Formulation, reflecting her innate artistic flair.

Entrepreneurial Genesis with BMVillage

Barakat embarked on her entrepreneurial journey with the establishment of Gifted Hands, an art studio, and Aishla’s Beauty Store. This venture evolved into BMVillage, a flourishing skincare line that became a primary source of income. Her commitment to making a positive impact led her to actively participate in Paged Initiative, utilizing media for advocacy purposes.

Hospitality Industry Odyssey

Drawing inspiration from her love for the Hilton brand and a destiny-driven connection, Barakat’s journey in the hospitality industry began. Starting with an internship at Hilton Abudhabi, she later worked for esteemed establishments such as Hilton Abudhabi Corniche and Nisa Wellness Retreat. These experiences not only honed her communication and analytical skills but also enriched her understanding of diverse cultures.

Navigating Art and Entrepreneurship

Balancing entrepreneurship in the beauty industry with her passion for art proved challenging for Barakat. Despite the intense focus on her skincare line and hospitality ventures, she maintains an artistic touch in all aspects of her work, acknowledging the ongoing presence of art in her life.

Impactful Volunteering with Paged Initiative

Barakat’s involvement with Paged Initiative broadened her perspective on issues related to rape, abuse, gender-based violence, and challenges faced by women and children. This experience equipped her with valuable insights for effective advocacy and community impact.

Media Communication Skills in Action

Her background in mass communication played a pivotal role in navigating various industries. From photography to design and branding, Barakat applies the skills acquired during her degree to the real world, identifying the best communication mediums at specific times.

Elevating BMVillage with Cosmetology Certification

Barakat’s certification in Cosmetology and Skin Care Product Formulation deepened her understanding of skincare ingredients and their compatibility with different skin types. This knowledge, combined with her artistic abilities, contributes to the creation of effective and visually appealing skincare products under BMVillage.

Celebrating Influential Women

Barakat pays homage to three inspiring women who have shaped her journey. Her beloved mother, Mrs. Aisha Ojone Umar, provides unwavering encouragement. Queen Amina of Zauzau inspires strength and focus, while Mrs. Roslin Ora Oguche, her grandmother, embodies selflessness and leaves a legacy of charitable deeds.

Qualities That Define Barakat as a Woman of Rubies

Barakat’s journey, personal growth, and resilience against all odds define her as a Woman of Rubies. Her ability to thrive and push forward stands as a testament to her strength and determination.