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WIMBIZ holds 2012 conference

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By Princewill Ekwujuru

Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a female focused Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said its 2012 annual conference holds this week.

WIMBIZ whose objectives among other things are to educate and challenge women to maximize their potential, is also tilted towards elevating the attraction and retention of women in workplace.

The organisation which is a platform for networking and building valued added business relationships, also seeks to build a sustainable support infrastructure for mentoring, career and business guidance at the conference.

Speaking, Mrs. Adeola Azeez, Chairperson of WIMBIZ, at a press briefing prelude to the conference which holds November 8 to 9, 2012 in Lagos, said this year’s conference will convene women of all ages from various strata of the economy will have as keynote speaker Professor Wole Soyinka and see Mrs. Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director of Bank of Industry (BOI) would chair the occasion,said WIMBIZ vision is be a catalyst that elevates the profile and influence of women in management and business both in private and the private sector, whilst stating that WIMBIZ is committed to the development of women’s potentials, and as part of its mentoring infrastructure.

She said: “WIMBIZ mentoring training programme has been structured to meet the needs of the growing number of women in management and business seeking development and growth in every aspect of their lives.”

“Our programme seeks to foster the professional and entrepreneurial growth of mentees, both as future members of the women in management community, through a traditional mentoring programme.”

In addition, Mrs. Osayi Alile-Oruene, Executive Council member, WIMBIZ, whilst contributing said the annual conference is focused on developing areas identified as being concern. She said: “We have had topics such as building business relationships through networking, tooting your own horn and sexual harassment, but noted that the forum brings together CEOs form various industries in an interactive session to discuss their perspective on women issues in the workplace and how to facilitate the resolution of these issues.”

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