Themed “The Goal-Getter Woman”, Boss Lady Conference 2019 turned out to be an eventful business meeting for the hundreds of female entrepreneurs, business professionals and career women who, from diverse geographical, cultural, and professional backgrounds, converged in the palatial Ball Room of the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on June 1, 2019.
The Event was scheduled to begin by 9 a.m. But as early as 5 am, a heavy downpour appeared to test the resolve of not just the organizers but also the ready attendees of Boss Lady Conference 2019.
However, Oriental Hotel, by 7 a.m, started witnessing an ‘invasion’ of business women from across Lagos and parts of Nigeria, who seemingly were unfazed by the torrential rainfall that morning.
Clad in their respective gorgeous business casual, one after the other, the attendees went through a quick physical registration, conducted by professional protocol female officers. About 400 attendees were admitted, even though the organizers (The Entrepreneur Africa) had selected a total 500 out of the over 1600 female entrepreneurs who signed up for the conference via the registration portal.
From Nkoyo Inwang, the professional etiquette facilitator, to Aramide Abe, Founder of Naija Startups, to Nneka Isaac-Moses, MD of Goge Africa and Africa’s Queen of Tourism, to Busola Dakolo, a Pro Photographer and Founder of Skills Kitchen, to Nigeria’s Seasoned Economist, Chinwe Egwim of FBNQuest Merchant Bank, to Didi Warmate, CEO of Lagos Matchmaker, businesses were birthed, improved, resuscitated and re-engineered.
In his own very words, David Agu, Esq, CEO of The Entrepreneur Africa, remarked during his welcome address that: ‘Boss Lady Conference is indeed shaping and transforming businesses managed and run by our African women. It is, arguably, Africa’s largest gathering of female entrepreneurs, business professionals and career women. Evidence abounds to show that the average African woman is visionary, enterprising, and ambitious. Hence, the need for a platform that will not only allow her express herself but will also serve as a recharge depot. This was what gave birth to Boss Lady Conference.’
Attendees of the conference also expressed their appreciation to The Entrepreneur Africa for organizing, in one of the attendees’ words, ‘a game-changer’ conference.
Sponsors/Partners of this conference included Access Bank and their W community (specially targeted towards women and their businesses), Polystar Electronics, Dr. Emmanuel Iyamu Foundation, Youth Pen Africa, Clove Galleria and Wildfire Nigeria. Others were Ntel, M12 Photography, Crew Training Institute and Oj’ijas Farm.
See pictures of the conference below: