African women have for the longest time been at the bottom of the food chain for various reasons, and that has been quite evident when looking at the stats of female CEOs and Managers in corporations. This has since taken a turn, as women are emerging in their numbers, taking over high positions, some which were and are still male dominated. She.Leads.Africa, an organisation that is a key player in making sure that women in Africa take their power back in the professional arena. SLA an online platform that aims to inspire African women across multiple sectors is set to host the ‘SLAY Festival’ which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria.
The SLAY festival will be celebrating culture, technology and Innovation in Africa which will be centred around women. The panel of speakers and activities planned will have a plethora of seasoned female professionals who will share their wisdom with the crowd. The event is set for January 21, 2017 from 11a.m. – 8p.m. at the Railway Corporation in Ebute-Metta, Lagos where women from all walks of life are expected to congregate.
SLA is known for it’s network of established African female professionals and their speaker line-up for the event is no different, it includes: CEO of Gemstone Group, Fela Durotoye; Founder of CEO of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye; Film Producer and CEO of ROK Studios, Mary Remmy Njoku; Founder of Invicta Africa, Bukky Karibi-Whyte; and The Bobby Taylor Company, Kemi Adetiba, Film and Music Video Director, among others.
SLA is a movement that is aimed at young women who seek to achieve their professional dreams, and it has created a platform that informs and inspires the young women on what to do inorder to advance themselves in their respective careers.
A number of interesting and engaging activites will supplement the speaker line-up, these include a jollof rice bar, consultant corner, art exhibition, pop up salon and music game show amongst other things.