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Eminent Woman of the Week:Concern Felicia Rd-Martins

Good Morning friends!

It’s another beautiful week. Believe you’re set to take on your day!

Tune in with us on Radio Continental 102.3fm by 11am (Nigerian Time Zone), today, the 17th of August, 2015, for another inspiring episode of Eminent Women with Mrs Concern Felicia Rd-Martins. She is the Founder and CEO of So-Said Charity Homes, with various branches in Nigeria.  She has been passionately caring for the destitute for 15 years but that’s just a bit of her story… Good thing to tune in and share her story.  Find an old post on her using this link

Remember you can listen on your phone, in your car, and online via www.rc1023.fm, especially if you are not in Lagos, Nigeria. You can tweet your suggestions or replies to @Njayspro and @rc1023 using the hashtag #EminentWomen or send a mail to eminentwomen1@gmail.com.  Better still leave your replies here or on facebook.com/ladyiconsblog.

Have a productive week!

Eminent Women Goes On Radio Today!

Good morning Lovelies! Rise and Shine

It has taken quite sometime to get here, but in all, it is here and today is the day!  The Eminent Women series is going on air in Nigeria on Radio Continental 102.3fm. Time is 11:00am GMT.

The programme seeks to discover, tell the stories and celebrate women in Nigeria who have risen through the odds and are using their stories or experiences to impact lives positively.  Every week, one woman with a life-changing perspective will be on air to reach out and inspire others using her story.  The aim is to encourage someone at a crossroads because of life’s challenges ranging from choosing and improving careers, prevailing through sicknesses, starting a business. living a dream or dealing with hard times and push them to rise up and become all they were made to be.

Our primary target are Nigerian women and girls but, anybody truly can be inspired by listening to these awesome women.

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Join us today and every Monday, for a dose of inspiration for the new Week Our guest today is Toyin Adesola whose story of “Still Standing” will encourage you that there’s no limitation strong enough to stop you.
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Amazing Woman Wednesday #AWW

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Here’s to Strong Women, May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them!

Our Amazing Woman Shout out goes to every woman who expresses strength, not in tearing others down, but in encouraging and building others up. ‪#‎AWW‬ ‪#‎EminentWomen‬ ‪#‎LadyIcons‬

I have met more and more women who are readily available to support others, who, irrespective of their achievements in life, understand that true success is not measured in how much wealth and fame they have tagged to their names, but in how much lives can say truly that they were touched positively because of them.

May we truly walk in these steps, not as competitions, but as inspirations, and hands holding each other on our way up.  I believe the celebration of success will be more resounding if we all work hand in hand.

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Today’s Nugget!

excellence

So many times we pray and hope for open doors in our lives.  However, a new clarity came to me today. While it’s beautiful that we hope in God to give us favour and open doors to many connections and contracts, we should never down-play the essence of excellence in all we do.

The God we pray to is himself a God of excellence and if we come from him, excellence should naturally be in our DNA.  A very popular biblical quote is clear that Faith without works is dead. Some of us will rightly say that we haven’t been sitting idle, but then there’s a higher level to what we are meant to be doing.  Yes,we make efforts and our popular slang is “we have tried our best, so we leave the rest to God”  But, if we will truly check; have we really put in our best? Some of our efforts have not even moved an inch past our comfort zones.  Though our best can be measured in varying ways as our personalities and abilities differ, but we can truly say when we have given our best to something.

So this is a call out to all of us hoping and praying for special open doors; please let’s also make the extra effort to reach for excellence. Let our faith be accompanied by our sincere pursuit of excellence.  We will be surprised how our efforts will blessed if we try to go the extra-mile.

Cheers to the pursuit of excellence!

Working Moms Raise More Successful Daughters and Empathetic Sons: Harvard Study

Originally written by Larry Kim on Inc. Magazine

A mother’s guilt never ends.

You can never quite do enough, juggle enough, be enough in an age where the demands of family, work, and (hopefully) a personal life keep you hopping morning, noon, and night.

Huffington Post titles tell mothers how to “Be a Working Mom Without Hating Your Life,” “End the Mommy Guilt for Good!” and “Conquer Mommy Guilt Once and for All.”

But what if you needn’t feel so guilty in the first place?

What if the very fact that you’re a working mom actually has substantial and meaningful benefits for your children?

A new working paper by Kathleen McGinn and her colleagues for Harvard Business School purports that working mothers are more likely to raise successful daughters and caring, empathetic sons. It’s true!

McGinn, the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration at HBS, conducted the study alongside Mayra Ruiz Castro, HBS researcher, and Elizabeth Long Lingo, an embedded practitioner at Mt. Holyoke College. In their study of theInternational Social Survey Programme and the results of two surveys called “Family and Changing Gender Roles,” conducted in 2002 and 2012, the group found that working mothers may be doing a far better job than they thought.

Among their surprising findings:

  • Men with mothers who worked outside the home are just as likely to hold supervisory positions in their adult life as those with stay-at-home moms. Women with mothers who worked outside the home, however, are more likely to supervise others at work.
  • Being raised by a mother who worked outside the home had no effect on a man’s adult income, but women raised by working mothers had a higher income than their peers whose mothers stayed home full-time.
  • Men whose mothers had worked outside the home at any point were more likely to contribute to household chores and the care of family members.
  • Women raised by a working mother spent more time, on average, with their children than those raised by stay-at-home mothers.

Their definition of a working mother was based on this one question: “Did your mother ever work for pay, after you were born and before you were 14?”

This means working mothers, for the purposes of this study, don’t have to be career professionals. Mothers who work part-time, or temporarily, still benefit their children in these ways.

McGinn reassures working mothers that they’re doing the family as a whole a lot of good as she notes, “There’s a lot of potential guilt about having both parents working outside the home. But what this research says to us is that not only are you helping your family economically — and helping yourself professionally and emotionally if you have a job you love — but you’re also helping your kids.”

And there you have it. Spouses of working moms, grab her some flowers on the way home and be sure to say thank you. She deserves it!

And Moms — stop being so hard on yourselves.

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Working Moms Raise More Successful Daughters and Empathetic Sons: Harvard Study

Originally written by Larry Kim on Inc. Magazine

A mother’s guilt never ends.

You can never quite do enough, juggle enough, be enough in an age where the demands of family, work, and (hopefully) a personal life keep you hopping morning, noon, and night.

Huffington Post titles tell mothers how to “Be a Working Mom Without Hating Your Life,” “End the Mommy Guilt for Good!” and “Conquer Mommy Guilt Once and for All.”

But what if you needn’t feel so guilty in the first place?

What if the very fact that you’re a working mom actually has substantial and meaningful benefits for your children?

A new working paper by Kathleen McGinn and her colleagues for Harvard Business School purports that working mothers are more likely to raise successful daughters and caring, empathetic sons. It’s true!

McGinn, the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration at HBS, conducted the study alongside Mayra Ruiz Castro, HBS researcher, and Elizabeth Long Lingo, an embedded practitioner at Mt. Holyoke College. In their study of theInternational Social Survey Programme and the results of two surveys called “Family and Changing Gender Roles,” conducted in 2002 and 2012, the group found that working mothers may be doing a far better job than they thought.

Among their surprising findings:

  • Men with mothers who worked outside the home are just as likely to hold supervisory positions in their adult life as those with stay-at-home moms. Women with mothers who worked outside the home, however, are more likely to supervise others at work.
  • Being raised by a mother who worked outside the home had no effect on a man’s adult income, but women raised by working mothers had a higher income than their peers whose mothers stayed home full-time.
  • Men whose mothers had worked outside the home at any point were more likely to contribute to household chores and the care of family members.
  • Women raised by a working mother spent more time, on average, with their children than those raised by stay-at-home mothers.

Their definition of a working mother was based on this one question: “Did your mother ever work for pay, after you were born and before you were 14?”

This means working mothers, for the purposes of this study, don’t have to be career professionals. Mothers who work part-time, or temporarily, still benefit their children in these ways.

McGinn reassures working mothers that they’re doing the family as a whole a lot of good as she notes, “There’s a lot of potential guilt about having both parents working outside the home. But what this research says to us is that not only are you helping your family economically — and helping yourself professionally and emotionally if you have a job you love — but you’re also helping your kids.”

And there you have it. Spouses of working moms, grab her some flowers on the way home and be sure to say thank you. She deserves it!

And Moms — stop being so hard on yourselves.

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EVENT: WOWe FESTIVAL 2015

Are you an established, upcoming or aspiring woman entrepreneur, then this great news is for you.

Organised by Montgomery West Africa, WOWe stands for Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship and it’s festival, this being the 2nd is as stated, the largest gathering of women in West Africa.

This year’s festival will take place from the 25th to 26th June, 2015 at the Landmark Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According the statement officially released;

“The WOWe Festival 2015 will be an opportunity for female entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (corporate professional women with entrepreneurial ambitions) to secure practical information on how to transform their businesses and realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. The Festival will also bring together local and international entrepreneurs, brand ambassadors and influencers of Nigeria’s dynamic entrepreneurship landscape. It will also showcase innovative products and solutions from industry leaders and key decision makers driving change and defining industries in Nigeria”.

WoweDelegates will be opportuned to attend co-located streams where they will get first-hand interaction with the speakers, both the new and those who are back by popular demand to share their entrepreneurial expertise. The industries to be represented includes; Fashion and Beauty, Technology, Finance and Investment, Manufacturing, Agri-business, Branding and PR, Business Planning and strategy, Education and many more.

Register now using this link and visit www.wowenigeria.com for more information on the speakers and the event proper.

FYI: The interview with the great woman behind this great event to be published soon!  Meanwhile, get registered and be sure to learn a lot and meet awesome people too.

Today’s Nugget!

#DoWhatYouCan

Many times, we get really overwhelmed in trying to figure out the big picture, when we are just starting.  Nothing against planning ahead, but we need not spend the whole time worrying about the end of the road when we just haven’t made the first step.

You might not have everything you need for your vision to become as big as you imagine it, but you have something already available.  Instead of being defeated by the worry of not having it all, start with the little you have and you will be surprised how beautifully the big picture will come together with the the little sketches.

Cheers to seemingly little people with big Visions

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KNORR TASTE QUEST

If you are one of those ladies who really love to cook up a storm and you are in Nigeria, here’s a great opportunity to get something beyond just a thank you for the beautiful meal.

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Knorr, the taste Brand of Unilever Nigeria, Plc has come up with yet another episode to it’s Cooking competition, Knorr Taste Quest which has held 2 episodes in the past.  This episode is called “THE MASTER CLASS”.  There are many perks to registering and being part of this cooking competition, greatest of which is the Grand prize of Five Million Naira (N5,000,000) plus Kitchen Equipment!  It sure sounds amazing, knowing that all you need to do is to register for the competition and just cook those beautiful meals you’ve always experimented at home.

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So if you believe you have amazing culinary skills, CLICK TO REGISTER NOW and be on the way to m aking your dreams come true.  You can also visit the KNORR WEBSITE for more information. You can’t say you never knew.

Above The Line

EVENT; The Creative Women In Media Summit

Are you a lady in or aspiring thrive in the Media industry?  You might find this information very useful.

The Creative Women In Media Summit with the theme; “ABOVE THE LINE” (Inspire, Engage, Advance), organised by TalkVillage International, seeks to create a platform for Networking and mentoring for ladies in the Media, as it brings women excelling in the various spheres of the media industry to share their experiences with attending on pushing the boundaries and excelling.

This event put together by Media trainer and C.E.O, Talk Village International, Stephen Oguntoyinbo will hold on the 9th May, 2015 at Niger Palace Hotel, Yaba, Lagos.  Even though attendance is totally free, attendance is strictly by registration.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

Topics to be treated include:

  • Women in Leadership – Technology, Corporations and Entrepreneurs
  • New Media Literacy
  • Gender and Technology
  • Evolution of Business Models (particularly in female-led businesses)
  • Women and Emerging Technologies
  • Women and Media International Innovation
  • Labor Market Research for Women in Digital Media
  • Applications of Digital Media in Crossing the Digital Divide
  • Transmedia Content Creation

Some of the distinguished speakers expected at the event include:

  • Richie Dayo Johnson — Director Of Radio Continental
  • Mrs. Debola Deji -Kurunmi — CEO Ideation Hub Africa
  • Engr .Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh — CEO Lady Mechanic Initiative
  • Mrs.Maureen Iyasale — CEO JobMag Lagos0
  • Stephen Oguntoyinbo — CEO Talk Village International
  • Ihotu Amuta — Founder Jewel Network
  • Mrs Grace Oboba Edwin-Okon — CEO Derwin Production
  • Mrs Bioudun Dapherede — CEO EPO USA
  • Miss Shade Ademuyiwa — CEO Cheff Capital

We are always ready to bring information that will be helpful to any woman achieving her dreams and becoming all she wants to be and we believe this is a great opportunity.