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 fairytale themed gala night. The event was held at the prestigious Civic Center on March 31,
Line up of events building 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 on 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.
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 winner, taking 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 200,000naira.
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 for the main event.
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
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
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.
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
Nigerian music lovers were in for a treat at the gala featuring Chike, Precious, Ibquake and
Marie serenading the audience with their stunning performances.
The event was a night filled with soulful and melodious music that left the crowd wanting
L-R Influencer of the year winner Kiekie, Olive Mordi
As the fairytale 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.
Some of the recipients of the Herconomy awards where; 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, we 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.
The fairytale themed 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
Planner and creative concept by @trendybeevents
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.
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