L-R: Bidemi Zakariya, CEO Lsf PR; Mo Abudu, Founder/CEO Ebony Life TV, Moderator, Tosin Durotoye during panel discussion.

GAIA and Women Inspiring Impact Network (WiiN), founded by Towun Candide-Johnson and Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, hosted a special International Women’s Day (IWD) dinner aimed at stirring women to become personally accountable for creating a more balanced environment in business and in the corporate world.

The dinner which took place on Thursday, March 28th at Omenka Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos, served as a wake-up call for women to play an active role to create the desired gender balance, in line with the global IWD 2019 theme, Balance For Better.

Panellists at the event were specifically selected to articulate as honestly as possible, how they have provided room for another woman to grow.

They include Mo Abudu, Founder/ CEO Ebonylife TV; Kofo Akinkugbe, CEO Secure ID; Bidemi Zakariyau, CEO LSF PR; and Peace Hyde, Head of Digital Media and Partnerships, Forbes Africa. During the panel discussion moderated by Tosin Durotoye, the panellists shared their personal experience of creating opportunities for other women and touched on topics such as personal branding, speaking up, collaborating and much more. The panel discussion came to an end with an insightful speech from the Special Guest, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, who encouraged the women present to grow their network and master the art of collaboration to achieve multiplied results.

Every woman present at the event made individual promises on the ‘Commitment Wall’ to lift other women up and bring them to the table, by impactfully leveraging their sphere of influence. Progress made with the promises written on the Commitment Wall will be monitored and evaluated throughout the course of the year.

Panelist and special guest with Towun Candide and Folashade Ambrose Medebem


L-R: Catherine Bickersteth and Bimbola Wright


Kofo Akinkugbe, Founder/CEO SecureID, Panellist


Special Guest, Dr Oby Ezekwesili


Bidemi Zakariya , CEO Lsf PR





L-R; Tosin Durotoye, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, and Amirah Gbajabiamila



L-R; Tara Fela Durotoye, Amirah Gbajabiamila and Tosin Durotoye


L-R; Tosin Durotoye, a Guest and Bidemi Zakariya


Towun Candide Johnson


Towun Candide Johnson and Ambrose Medebem


Towun Candide Johnson and Mo Abudu


Peace Hyde , Head of Digital Media and Partnerships, Forbes Africa, Panellist