The ELOY Awards which has consistently recognized women of excellence in different fields since 2009, is used as a platform to sustain women empowerment through access to entrepreneurial training, affordable finance, grants, mentoring and more. The list features 16 categories, with ladies who have largely impacted society through their commitment and leadership.
According to the convener and author who doubles as a leadership development expert and founder of Rellies Works, Kemi Ogunkoya, nations are already overwhelmed by accidental, incidental and theoretical leaders who have failed to offer substance and genuinely transform lives, homes are destroyed under the dictates of deficient parenting, business leaders would do anything to get ahead..
My driving principle through life has been that people cannot become better at what they do until they become better at who they are. Therefore, helping people become better at who they are led me to the path of developing leadership, innovative and creative competence in people and also helping organisations achieve their corporate objectives through their people.
The business that will stand a chance must ensure that they adopt healthy business structures and corporate governance to ensure transparency, accountability, and security of SMEs. Another thing SMEs also need is to always protect their cash flow, reduce expenses and look at their overheads.
There is no magic bullet for success. For me, success is a culmination of experiences; sacrifices, vision, persistence, dedication, and so many other learnable traits. I used to be a very shy person, but then I realised that some traits would never get me the life I desired. I began to disrupt my comfort, disrupting my comfort meant I had to learn to become bold enough to speak and communicate effectively in front of an audience and invest in my awareness journey.