Yes, you are a human being. Ecclesiastes 3:13 says “And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are gifts from God.” Being a woman doesn’t exclude you or mean that the gift of God doesn’t apply to you. The “virtuous and capable wife” in Proverbs 31 knew this. She went about her various businesses with zest and vigour, and applying her God given aptitude she invested her earnings, creating multiple streams of income and multiplying her revenue! Have a look:
-“She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.”
-“She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard.”
– She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.
– She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants
Man or woman, there is dignity in labour. God has made it so, and is well pleased to see it. Get with the programme.
Chioma Pamela Nwuruku studied Electrical & Electronics Engineering in the University of East London for her first degree and attained a second degree in Information and Business Systems Engineering from University of Surrey. In January 2016 she founded a Floral & Gift delivery company, Eleanor Des Fleurs, in Abuja. We chatted about her entrepreneurial journey HERE.
Olashile Abayomi studied Political Science at the University of Ado-Ekiti, and has professional certifications in oil and gas and also in HSE (Health, Safety and Environment). An alumni of the Pan Atlantic University where she bagged her professional certification in Entrepreneurial Management, this driven young entrepreneur is the founder of SoupAmarket. She talked to me about running a business and providing solutions in this interview.
Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo is a journalist, recipe developer, children food blogger, and the Founder of August Secrets Nigeria, a baby and toddler food solutions company. Toyin, who holds a B.A in English and Literature, and Masters in Public and International Affairs, gives a peek into her journey to entrepreneurship in this interview with me.
‘The “aha” moment that led to the birth of Brief Essentials came in the year 2009 when I was looking to purchase high quality underwear at prices that wouldn’t cost the earth. At that point my husband and I realised that there were no major stores that focused on varieties of relatively affordable, good quality underwear that were conveniently available or accessible. Furthermore, e-commerce was just kicking off in Nigeria, and there was a desire for us to meet the need of Nigerians who had the same problems we had. The idea of Brief Essentials was birthed in 2011, making us the first full-fledged online focused store that revolutionised lingerie and underwear sale in Nigeria.’
Read my full interview with Seun Tayo-Balogun HERE.
Udo Okonjo is a woman with whom real estate enthusiasts, and women in business, are well acquainted.
One of Nigeria’s finest entrepreneurs, Udo Okonjo is the CEO of Fine & Country West Africa, an award-winning real estate firm. She’s also one of the most prominent and passionate speakers at WIMBIZ conferences. The story of how she started her real estate career with no capital has inspired and educated many an audience.
She is also the Chief Igniter of the business leadership and personal development brand, the Ignite Series, as well as the founder of i-WOW.
Here are 10 reasons why she is the successful businessperson that she is. Read more…