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Mentees find mentors! At the 'Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk'

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Mission accomplished. In the video line-up [L-R #3, 6, 7, 8]: Anne Agbakoba (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Bank & Entrepreneur Africa); Dr. Ibilola Amao (Founder & CEO, Lonadek Inc); Oluyemisi Ogundipe (President, AWEP); Funmi Suleman (VP, AWEP-South West)


For us, in Lagos-Nigeria, the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk was a day heavy on practicalities and achieving spectacular results!

  • The mentoring walk kicked off from from the premises of Lonadek Inc. (organisers, supported by the African Women's Entrepreneurship Programme - AWEP) to the Yaba College of Technology. Engagement between the exceptionally experienced ladies in the group and potential mentees (students) began at this point;

  • At the College, the leading ladies relentlessly pursued a recruitment drive, presenting groups of random students with opportunities for mentorship and/ or a job. A few with vision grabbed the opportunity;

  • On returning to the starting point, potential mentees studying a plethora of disciplines (Mechanical Engineering, Office Management, Educational Management, Finance, Metallurgical Engineering, Lab Technology, Civil/ Structural Engineering, Communication Arts, Economics, Hospitality Management, the Digital space, and Political Science) made a pitch for their guidance and career needs - and firm matches were made

View the story below, in pictures and video

#BreakTheBias says Opeyemi, a student of Mechanical Engineering at the Yaba College of Technology. She sought and found a superb mentor, in the person of Dr. Ibilola Amao (Founder & CEO, Lonadek Inc.)

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