From left to right: Abimbola Ozomah, Citi, Abimbola Sulaiman, ARM Pensions , Chinwe Egwim, Coronation Merchant Bank, Saratu Kitchener, Africa Finance Corporation (moderator)
On September 8, 2023, 100 Women in Finance in Nigeria organized Your Path to Success in Finance, sponsored by Citibank and First Bank of Nigeria, aimed at women in the finance industry at the early and mid career level.
Following a networking breakfast, a panel of senior leaders in the industry, Ms. Chinwe Egwim, Chief Economist at Coronation Merchant Bank, Ms. Abimbola Ozomah, Senior Banker & Director of Global Network Banking at Citibank, and Ms. Abimbola Sulaiman, Executive Director of Investments at ARM Pensions, discussed lessons learned from their careers and shared tips on navigating career challenges and opportunities. The panel was moderated by Ms. Saratu Kitchner, Special Projects Officer & Senior Strategy Associate at Africa Finance Corporation. Attendees had the opportunity to network with the speakers and colleagues over breakfast.
From left to right: [Image 1] Abim Meshinoye, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd and 100WF Nigeria Committee member, [Image 2] Olivia Gao, Verod Kepple Africa Ventures, Yemi Okojie, FBN Holdings, Taiwo Okwor, Africa Finance Corporation, Abimbola Sulaiman, ARM Pensions, Abimbola Ozomah, Citi, Chinwe Egwim, Coronation Merchant Bank, Saratu Kitchener, Africa Finance Corporation, Abim Meshinoye, First Bank of Nigeria, Aderonke Adetoro, Citi
The event successfully attracted 30+ young professionals to learn from the inspiring stories and insights of these role models and sparked engaging discussions around the role of mentorship in careers, the balance between delivering excellence and building visibility, as well as when to make a career pivot and how to overcome the difficulties along the journey.
The event received great feedback from the audience.
From left to right: Tariye Gbadegesin, ARM Harith Infrastructure Corporation, and 100WF Nigeria Committee Co Chair, Abimbola Ozomah, Citi, Taiwo Okwor, Africa Finance Corporation and 100WF Nigeria Committee member
“The 100WF Nigeria committee is excited to have kicked off this initiative because of the impact it will have on the career growth and professional development of early and mid-career women in finance. The feedback received has been very positive with many participants validating that the session answered burning questions they had and has challenged them to aspire for and do more with their careers. This is the first of many events that we believe will help build the next generation of women leaders in finance, in Nigeria.” stated Ms. Yemi Okojie, co-Chair of 100WF Nigeria Committee, and Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at FBN Holdings.
Thank you to the speakers for sharing their perspectives and to Citi and First Bank for sponsoring the event.
To learn more about 100WF in Nigeria please contact the Nigeria Committee.
From left to right: [Image 1] Nieros Oyegun Soerensen, Verod Capital and 100WF Nigeria Committee member with a guest. [Image 2] Yemi Okojie, FBN Holdings and 100WF Nigeria Committee co-chair (L) with Aderonke Adetoro, Citi and 100WF Nigeria Committee member (R) with guest (centre)
From left to right: 100WF Nigeria Committee members: Saratu Kitchener, Africa Finance Corporation, Yemi Okojie, FBN Holdings, Taiwo Okwor, Africa Finance Corporation, Abim Meshinoye, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., Olivia Gao, Verod Kepple Africa Ventures