The Borderless Trade Network is pleased to announce its first virtual edition of the Borderless Trade Salon Series: Women in Business Breakfast Meeting.
The 2-day virtual event set for the 8th and 9th February 2021 by 10:00 am has been designed specifically for Women in Business to give them leverage to progress in the international business world.
With a teeming increase rate in the export and trade industry in Nigeria and the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), it has become imperative to build a platform to empower and sensitize women in business on ways to scale their businesses to international standards, particularly in this industry, in order to compete adequately with their international counterparts.
Speaking about the potential success of the event, Olori Boye-Ajayi, Author of The Borderless Trade, President of The Export Community Agency and Vice President of The Ark Coaching said, “I am so delighted to announce our partnership with the U.S. Consulate @usinnigeria and Ascend Studios Foundation @ascendstudios_foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program on this Borderless Trade Salon Series #BTSS.”
OBA Inc. partnering with The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), being a White-House initiative with the goal of having empowered 50 million women economically and financially by 2025 has set out to familiarize Women in Business about the operational protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
This workshop will feature a team of excellent industry experts and thought leaders who will be ensuring the following:
- Sensitization of the operating protocols of the AfCFTA agreement;
● The basic implementation process of the AfCFTA to their business;
● A deeper understanding of the cognitive and intellectual requirements for the modern
● Networking with industry contemporaries and forming strong small focus support groups
to gain united fronts for the coming tides.
As an attendee, there will be access to further opportunities to upscale businesses, connect with the right network to achieve business growth, focus groups, and many more.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and be a part of the #BBG community. To register, please click the link below.
For more inquiries on partnerships, sponsorships; please email – borderlesstradebyOBA@gmail.com
About the Host
Olori Boye-Ajayi is an International Trade Consultant, and staunch advocate for female entrepreneurs. 3 words best describe Olori’s mission – Africa Trade Reform. Olori’s devotion to excellence and the growth of the African economic ecosystem has been repeatedly recognized. In 2017, she was listed by SME 100 as one of the ‘Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria’ for her contribution to the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2018, she received international recognition for her work and was nominated for the distinguished international fellowship program – the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is run by the U.S State Department. In 2019, she received the ‘Distinguished Service Award’ from the IVLP Alumni Association for her excellent contributions to the Secondary Schools Mentoring Programme held in 2019.
She was awarded an honorary award in 2019 from the African Fashion Development and Empowerment Center [AFDEC] for her contribution towards women empowerment in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. Similarly, in 2019, she was honored by Ideation Hub Africa for her tremendous contribution using business as a driver of social change and nation-building in Africa at the annual Women in Development Summit. In 2020, she was recognized as ‘Leader and Mentor’ for her role in the successful leadership and mentoring programs in Lagos state public schools by the US Consulate General Public Affairs office, Lagos Nigeria. She was also awarded ‘Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ by The Entrepreneur Africa Awards, in 2020.
Currently, she serves as the President of the Export Community Agency (ECA), a regional-based end-to-end agency that offers exporters knowledge, funding opportunities, and access to global markets. She is an author, her book “Borderless Trade” was launched during very difficult times in Nigeria when there was a need to look inwards to see what more could be given to aid the advancement of entrepreneurs, businesses, and the economy. Olori uses her digital platforms and newly improved podcast -“Niihoho” to educate, motivate and have conversations with people who are interested in self-development and entrepreneurship.