A business and life skills training program targeting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) owned by women is inspired Apostle Folorunsho Alaki the desire to raise the next generation of economically empowered women on the continent, starting with Nigeria in the next 5 years. and provide them with the skills needed to manage successful and financially sustainable businesses.
During the 12-week intensive training program, 500 beneficiaries were exposed to world-class coaching and business mentoring from industry experts, including Apostle Alaki himself. Speaking during a live mentoring session, she urged women to support each other and warned of the importance of passing on the lessons they’ve learned. “Business is God’s business,” she noted, stressing the need to “put God first in business,” explaining that this is the key to her success as an entrepreneur.
Eloho Iyamu, Engagement Associate, Flourish Africa, who commented on the success of the programme, disclosed that apart from the training, the graduates will also participate in a business pitch competition where 100 winners will receive funds up to 2 million Naira. In addition, graduates will also be inducted into the prestigious Flourish Africa Alumnae Association, which is positioned to become a center of knowledge and expertise for African women-owned businesses.
Graduation is expected to be held on July 17, 2022 at the Civic Center on Victoria Island. – End –
Apostle Folorunso Alakija founded a women’s empowerment movement, Flourish Africa, to act as a catalyst for the advancement of African women. The movement was founded to give millennials and adults access to information that will help them thrive in their work, love lives and relationships.
In line with her passion to see women become truly fulfilled and empowered, Apostle Folorunso Alakija has on her 70th birthday in July 2021 launched a N1billion fund to promote women-owned businesses in Africa.
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