As promised, below are personal highlights and my take-outs from the Women in Business, Management and Public Service Annual Conference 2016, the 15th edition. Naturally, so much happened at the conference but these are my take outs.
That we live in interesting times is no news. On one end, a woman has a fighting chance at being the most powerful individual in the world – a world of both men and women. In the exact same season, an African leader is ‘joking’ with gender issues on an international podium, right before a female head of government in a first world country.
I await the US Presidential elections with as much anticipation as everyone else. I’m with her, by the way, and as I watch the umpteenth Trump vs Hilary debate or video or read the latest commentary about another women or girls’ rights group or initiative in the news, a familiar, jaded feeling overwhelms me. When is humanity going to get over all the Gender crap?
“You are the captain of your ship, the driver of your destiny, the master of your fate” (Lanre Olusola)
Lanre Olusola, The Catalyst needs no introduction.He is recognized as one of Africa’s Premier Life, Mind, Emotions and Behavioral Change Coaches who works with individuals and organizations to transition from where they are to where they desire to be.
From his Academy to his Daily Affirmations to his The Money Book to Seminars/Workshops, TV and Radio shows and of course, his social media platforms, his catalytic effect is felt across the world. His Client base ranges from the World Bank to Ebony Life TV to the Nigerian Government.
In this interview with Ayodotun, he drops several critical truths on living… Long read but worth it.
We are right smack in the middle of the ‘’ember’’ months as we like to call them and the year-long wedding season shows no sign of winding down. The nuptial machinery continues churning out an endless vortex of “unwitting” couples week after week, 52 weeks a year. I had a lot to say about this…
Funke Bucknor Obruthe has always been an inspiration to me, from when I met her about two decades ago through my older sister till date. She has always been unconventional in a wholesome, passionate and exciting way. I finally sat down with her this week to discuss a bit of her journey… Pls enjoy.
Later that night, I asked my wife if Claudia had told her about any troubles she was having at home, she denied knowledge of any problems Claudia might be having, and since I had agitated two people already, I decided not to push this anymore. Maybe I was just being paranoid.
Due to recent lifestyle changes, I have re-joined the world of social media and as with everything I come across, I ponder on the dynamics at play. So, here are my thoughts on the undercurrents of this worldwide sensation that is Social Media.