Friday, 30 October 2015

WISCAR Set To Graduate And Induct Mentees At Seventh Anniversary Celebration

The former FIRS executive  chairperson; Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui Okaru will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Women In successful Careers (WISCAR) annual graduation and induction ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos by 10am.

The seventh edition of the event will mark the graduation of WISCAR’s sixth stream of successful Mentees, and the induction of the seventh stream. This year’s event themed “Women Leading Change” is coming on the heels of President Buhari’s leadership and his change campaign.

The panelists for the event have been carefully selected amongst women leading change in their various fields of endeavor consisting of: Prof Remi Sonaiya; First female presidential candidate, Lynda Saint – Nwafor; Chief Technical Officer MTN Nigeria- Managing the largest network in Africa and Yewande Sadiku; Executive Director – Stanbic IBTC.

Speaking on the upcoming event; Mrs. Amina Oyagbola founder of WISCAR and also Human Resources Executive of MTN said “We chose the theme Women Leading Change for this year’s event to highlight the importance of the contribution of women to the growth and development of the nation and ensure equal opportunity and empowerment of women for real development to occur in our country.”

 “We look forward to learning from their experiences and insights and the event promises to be an inspiring afternoon of great learning, networking and a celebration of excellence and achievement.” She added.

A key highlight of the event is the presentation of the distinguished WISCAR award to the deserving WISCAR which has been awarded in the past to Aloma Mukhtar; former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Ayo Obe; Human Right Activist and Oby Ezekwesili; former Vice President World Bank and Minister of Education and Solid Mineral.


In attendance will be CEOs of notable companies and corporations, senior corporate executives, ministers, legislators, ambassadors as well as WISCAR advisory board members, mentors/mentees, and other professional men and women.

Participants interested in attending the event should send their name, organization name and phone number to wiscarnigeria@gmail.com

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) is a not-for-profit organization set up to counsel, mentor and enable career women to realise their full potential and contribute meaningfully to organisations and the nation. WISCAR has made significant progress in the last seven years and has mentored one hundred and twenty nine young professional women who have gone through the intensive and unique twelve months structured WIN with WISCAR mentoring programme.

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