Morerinayo Odunola : Baking her way up!

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Tell us about your growing up years and educational background? Growing up as the first born out of 7 made me develop a leadership and motherly role. For my educational background, I studied French Language in the University of Ilorin and I have an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Wales, UK. I know you had a 9 to 5? Did you ever plan to be an entrepreneur? I never ever thought or planned to become an entrepreneur . How supportive was your family.? Very very supportive. Name that area of life, they were there. Why did you […]

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Oghogho “O.G” Dixon : Rising to the top

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Oghogho Dixon, known as O.G Dixon was born  in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. O.G. comes with eighteen years’ oil field experience; working in various countries, supporting sundry customers, building talents and a diverse workforce. In her career, she has implemented strategies in driving profitability across various businesses, complemented by a remarkable customer service track record. She joined GE Oil & Gas as the Central Africa Sales Director for Oil &Gas in September 2015 with over 15 years Oilfield experience. She became the SSA regional product company leader for Surface in  2016, West Africa Sales Director  for  BHGE in 2017 and currently […]

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Guest Post: “I was once a girl child ” by Enene Ejembi

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I was once a girl child. A nurtured, loved, protected, girl child. I wish that were the norm. I remember my teacher in primary school taking a little bit too much of a liking — an inappropriate liking, to me. I remember the day he told me I had gotten several answers wrong in our end of term examinations and wouldn’t ‘come 1st’. He said because he loved me, he wanted me to ‘come 1st’. He gave me a list of the right answers and told me to erase my wrong ones, insert the right ones and I’d be ahead. […]

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Lessons from a Plantain/ Banana Tree

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So I harvested a bunch of plantains from my backyard yesterday and thought to share some lessons for parenting and life! Motherhood is no joke for the plantain or banana tree because once they bear a bunch of fruit then they die… however that’s not the end of the story. Before the plant dies you will notice that suckers which are baby plants, begin to grow from around the base of the parent plant. So although the parent tree dies , it is replaced by baby banana plants  almost immediately. I planted just a single plant 2 years ago and […]

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Lara Fatunbi : The Visionary Entrepreneur

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Lara is an exemplary example of the consummate entrepreneur. As the MD of Ashers she has consistently remained relevant in the world or retail fashion. Let’s read more about this amazing mum! Please tell us a bit about your educational background and growing up years? I went to Maryland convent private school Lagos for my primary school, Federal government girl’s college Sagamu for secondary school, thereafter, studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Finally obtained a BL from the Nigerian Law School Bwari in year 2000. I’m the third of five kids but the first girl. Two older brothers and […]

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Parental Watch on Prevention of Child Abuse, Molestation and Rape

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A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Basilica of Grace, Gudu on the topic above. I am so proud of how the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has decided to address this issue from the pulpit. No child (or even adult) should be subjected to any form of abuse, molestation or rape. Here are some excerpts from my talk. A person’s childhood is meant to be a beautiful part of life where an individual enjoys being nurtured and looked after by the adults in his or her life, however sadly many children are suffering due to […]

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Creating a Parenting Plan : Guest Post by Kristin Buchtel

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Kristin Buchtel and her husband  live in Denver, Colorado . She is a mother of 4 adult children, and a grandma! She has a masters degree in elementary education. Her parenting career has included many colorful years including being a teacher and parenting note taker. Her parental note taking began on a road trip when her kids were young, as she shared her worries over the approaching teen years with her husband and issues such as dating, driving etc. That was how their parenting plan or road-map was birthed. Here she talks about the concept of a parenting plan and why […]

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