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Herconomy’s Fairytale Ball: Celebrating Women’s Achievements in Style!

Herconomy’s Fairytale Ball: Celebrating Women’s Achievements in Style!

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night

On a glittering evening in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, Herconomy, Nigeria’s first Fintech
company for women, dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs and professionals
through Financial Services, Capacity Building, Community, and Opportunities, hosted its
much-anticipated gala night. The event was held at the prestigious Civic Center on March 31, 2023.

The line-up of events building up to the fairytale ball theme gala night was the Herconomy Conference, which featured keynote speakers; Dupe Olusola (CEO, Transcorp Hotels Plc); Tobuson Alake (Special Adviser, Innovation and Technology LASG), Adenike Macaulay (CEO, Wakanow), Jessica Anuna (CEO, Klasha), panel discussions, networking sessions, on topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, career development, and personal growth.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
L-R: CEO Transcorp Hotels PLC Dupe Olusola; CEO Wakanow Adenike Macaulay; Founder of Herconomy Ife-Durosinmi Etti; Special Adviser to the Lagos state Governor on Innovation & Technology Tobosun Alake; Chief Digital Officer First Bank Nigeria, Lola Ekugo
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
L.R: Founder of Herconomy, Ife Durosinmi Etti; Winner of Herconomy Enterprise Challenge, Eguolo Juliet Founder of Tipin Recycle; Founder and Creative Director of Zephans and Co, Nkiru Ayemere, presenting prize of 1.5 million Naira.
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Nwakuba Ezinne, Founder of Negs Empire emerged as the first runner-up in the recently concluded business competition, winning a prize of 1 million Naira.
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
L.R: Founder and Creative Director of Zephans and Co, Nkiru Ayemere; Second Runner-up of Herconomy Enterprise Challenge, Nutrabom Nutrition, Representative of Second Runner-Up Mecash; MD/CEO of SME Mall, Muyiwa Femi-Pearse presenting prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira.
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
MD/CEO of SME Mall, Muyiwa Femi-Pearse presenting a prize of Two Hundred Thousand Naira to the third runner-up, the Founder of Joks Agro.

The highlight of the Herconomy Conference was The Herconomy Enterprise Challenge, a
platform committed to supporting women entrepreneurs and providing them with the
resources they need to succeed. The challenge saw Ejovwokoghene Eguolo Juliet, the
founder of Tipin Recycle emerge, as the winner, taking a home 1.5 million prize.

Nwakuba Ezinne, Founder of Negs Empire emerged as the first runner-up winning a sum of one million Naira.

Second runner-up Kemi Akorede Olaniyan, Founder of Nutrabom Nutrition and Modupe Diyaolu, Founder of Mecash won 500,000 Naira each.

Adejoke Lawon, Founder of Joks Agro, was the third runner-up and won 200,000 Naira.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Black Carpet Host, Ebunoluwa Dosumu
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Awards Gala Host, Olive Emodi
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Ibquake at the Black Carpet
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Ebunoluwa Dosumu and a Guest on the black carpet

Winners alike gathered in celebration of their accomplishments in their communities for the Herconomy Gala Night. From the black carpet host, Ebunoluwa Dosumu, to the event host, Olive Emodi, everyone came dressed in their best interpretation of the theme, adding to the magical aura of the event. The atmosphere was electric, with excitement and anticipation building up to the main event.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Founder of Herconomy, Ife Durosinmi Etti giving a speech at the Awards Gala

Speaking at the Gala, the CEO of Herconomy, Ife Durosinmi- Etti expressed her excitement about the event that celebrates the accomplishment of women and encourages their empowerment.

She emphasized that the aim of the organization is to facilitate a better economic future for
women and women-owned businesses by providing a platform where women can come
together to save, connect, learn, and grow while supporting each other in their personal and
professional journeys.

She said “We are thrilled to be organizing this event that celebrates women’s achievements and promotes women’s empowerment and helps women reach their goals financially. Our goal is to create a better economic future for women and women-owned businesses so we have built a platform where women can save, connect, learn, and grow together while supporting each other in our personal and professional journey”.

To further push the core values of the brand, Herconomy Emerald Grant worth Two Million
Naira in collaboration with the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) for survivors of Domestic Violence was presented by Titilola Vivour-Adenyi the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
L-R: Mory Coco, Funke Bucknor

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night

Throughout the evening of the gala, attendees were treated to insightful speeches from
distinguished women who have excelled in their fields. These women shared their personal
stories of perseverance, determination, and grit, inspiring the audience to pursue their
dreams relentlessly.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Chike (Nigerian Musician)

Nigerian music lovers were in for a treat at the gala featuring Chike, Precious, Ibquake and Marie serenaded the audience with their stunning performances.
The event was a night filled with soulful and melodious music that left the crowd wanting
more.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
L-R: Influencer of the Year winner Kiekie, Olive Mordi
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Confidence Staveley (Winner Woman of the Year Innovation & Technology)

As the night progressed, it was time for the much-anticipated awards ceremony and several
outstanding women were recognized for their contributions to society in different categories, ranging from energy to education, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Some of the recipients of the Herconomy Awards were; Owen Omogiafo of Transnational Corporation Nigeria, who was awarded CEO of the Year; Ara Sadiq – Advisory for Women’s World Banking was also awarded Woman of the Year: Finance.  They also had the likes of the intellectual Folake Soetan, CEO of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company who won the award for Woman of the Year: Energy.

The winners, overwhelmed with gratitude, delivered emotional acceptance speeches,
expressing their appreciation for the recognition.

Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Simi Drey
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Teni Oyewole
Herconomy Gala and Awards Night
Elozonam

The gala night was a resounding success, leaving attendees with memories that will last a
lifetime. It was a night of inspiration, celebration, and empowerment. Herconomy has once
again demonstrated its commitment to empowering women and supporting them on their
journey towards financial independence.

The Herconomy Gala 2023 was proudly supported by The UK Department of Business and Trade and sponsored by Laurent Perrier, Amstel Malta, Pepsi, Red Bull, MAC, Cadbury, Uncover, Smoov, Abidol Pharma, Alx Africa, Lora’s Cucina, Essenza, JC Decaux, Nuban Beauty, Krispy Kreme, Paxo Beauty, Mouka Limited, Baileys, Fashion Strings, DND Travels and VFD Microfinance Bank.

Design sponsors:
Planner and creative concept by @trendybeevents | @yventkouture | @kfa_events

There was also amazing media coverage from News Central, Bella Naija, Media Naija,
Techcity, TW Magazine, The Women International, Aforevo TV, Brand Spur, Document Women, Red Edit Magazine, African Bro, and Ziva NG.

Herconomy is Social: Instagram: @herconomy | LinkedIn: Herconomy | Twitter: @HerconomyInfo | Youtube: Herconomy | Website: www.herconomy.com

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