On March 13th, 2021, the 8th edition of the Inspiring Change conference recorded massive success, hosting a global edition tagged “Crushing The Status Quo”.
The annual conference which was held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day celebration was attended by participants, guest speakers, notable personalities, and dignitaries from across the country.
This year’s theme was designed to celebrate and empower women who are constantly pushing beyond limits and inspiring others to do the same across Nigeria and the globe.
The timeline of activities which was spread from the 8th -13th March, included interactive discussions on Twitter, 1-hour virtual daily dialogue series with experts from UK, USA & Africa streaming LIVE on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Periscope, and the grand finale at the Wisdom arena, Agege Lagos.
At the finale event, opening remarks and the welcome address were made by the founder and convener of the Inspiring Change Initiative; Adesunmbo Adeoye, after which she introduced the Special Guest Speaker; Lady Onyeka Onwenu, the “Girl Talk” panelists, and other notable personalities in attendance.
In a captivating 45-minute session, Nigeria’s music icon and media personality, Onyeka Onwenu delivered a profound message and also admonished the audience to never limit their abilities but make it valuable to the point where people will recognise it as “Golden”. Her message was received with resounding applause and cheers from the audience.
In continuation of the conference, Minister Exouxia Wilson delivered the conference theme song backed by a special rendition of his hit song “Testimony Year”.
The conference keynote address was delivered thereafter by the convener in an already charged atmosphere. This session was taken over by the holy spirit, as the divine move of God was visible.
Adesunmbo Adeoye emphasized the need for every attendee to refuse to live by the circumstances surrounding their lives especially now, as she urged them to change the way they talk, think, and deepen their faith in God.
The conference also featured its annual and interactive “Girl Talk” session with Health Expert; Adedamola ‘AskDamz’ Ladejobi and Folake Kehinde, CEO Folake Aya Akanni Essentials as panelists.
Highlighting their individual journeys, they both took turns in sharing practical insights on navigating careers, leveraging on social media, and essentially crushing the status quo in business.