Master Classes

Master Class 1. FUNDamentals (3Ms – MAKING, MANAGING & MULTIPLYING wealth)

By: Amb. Nimi Akinkugbe
Nigerian Ambassador to Greece

Synopsis: Other elements of focus include but not limited to;
1. Helping women to research, understand and drive their value proposition to avoid been short-changed or underpaid.
2. Empowering women with great negotiation skills so that they can move from positions of vulnerability to that of strength when going into any business venture/relationships.
3. Encouraging women to endeavor to have difficult conversations around finances especially when going into matrimony especially because recent studies have shown that financial stress is the number one cause of relationship breakdown.
4. Planning for future and defining oneself, away from the ‘protective shield’ that a regular job offers. What happens if the job is not there tomorrow? How does one ensure financial stability to avoid feeling lost?

Master Class 2. Women & Wills

By: Funmi Ekundayo, MD/CEO STL Trustees

Synopsis: The importance of getting a Will is usually downplayed by most people, especially in our society where such idea is considered a bad omen and often dismissed with a shrug and the popular slogan, ‘it is not my portion’.
Coincidentally, it is not only peculiar to our society. In her numerous programs and interaction with women, Marlon Mays observed that each time she had her signature business events, a room full of professional and self-made women would always obviously feature overflowing wardrobes, sparkle of excessive bling, designer bags and shoes, but surprisingly, no Wills.
This discussion is poised to change the narrative and encourage discussions around End-of-Life planning which is inevitable and cannot be accurately timed, in most cases.
Some areas of focus would include but not limited to:
• Everything that women need to know about Wills
• Why women need to get a Will
• What time is appropriate to get a Will
• What the differences are between Trusts and Wills and which is the best to go with

Master Class 3: Developing Relevant Digital Skills for Personal Growth and Career Advancement

By: Juliet Ehimuan, Google Country Chair

Synopsis: Digital innovations are fundamentally altering the way we live, study and work. The digital world broadens viewpoints, opportunities, education and information. New business models and professions are being created as a result of artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality. While we cannot predict how the job market will evolve in the future, the demands placed on individuals in the digital workplaces are already altering. About one billion women lack these abilities which are required for future participation in the labor force with the numbers being as high as 75% and 93% in medium and low-income nations respectively. Nonetheless, despite countless attempts on the part of the international community and players in the fields of politics, industry, and civil society, there is still a long way to go before women and girls’ digital inclusion become a reality. This session aims to steer women to the different paths that they can choose in becoming digitally equipped to meet up with the ever-changing digital landscape. 

Master Class 4: Etiquettes to Thrive in C-Suite

By: Anne Rinu , Head of Property,Standard Chartered Bank

Synopsis: Digital innovations are fundamentally altering the way we live, study and work. The digital world broadens viewpoints, opportunities, education and information. New business models and professions are being created as a result of artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality. While we cannot predict how the job market will evolve in the future, the demands placed on individuals in the digital workplaces are already altering. About one billion women lack these abilities which are required for future participation in the labor force with the numbers being as high as 75% and 93% in medium and low-income nations respectively. Nonetheless, despite countless attempts on the part of the international community and players in the fields of politics, industry, and civil society, there is still a long way to go before women and girls’ digital inclusion become a reality. This session aims to steer women to the different paths that they can choose in becoming digitally equipped to meet up with the ever-changing digital landscape.

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