Aruwa Capital at the Official Launch of 100 Women in Finance Nigeria Location

The Official Launch of 100 Women in Finance Nigeria

We are elated to have been a part of the official launch of 100WF in Nigeria represented by our Founder Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes. A celebratory dinner which held in Lagos on Wednesday to officially kick start operations and had in attendance Amanda Pullinger, Chief Executive Officer, 100 Women in Finance among other notable attendees from within Nigeria.

Following the successful pre-launch events organized last year, our founder, Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes was one of the founding commitee members that successfully convinced the 100wf global board to open a Nigeria location which is now the 32nd global location across 5 continents and the 3rd location within Africa.



Senior leaders in the Nigerian financial services sector, as well as 100WF members, graced the memorable event. There were engaging and insightful roundtable discussions on: challenges and opportunities in careers, the role of networks, sponsors and mentors, angel investing and access to capital for women.

Keynotes were delivered by Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100wf and Mrs. Sola David-Borha, former CEO, Africa Region, Standard Bank Group. Mrs Sola David-Borha’s keynote address focused on proper governance being the key to building a sustainable business and reflected that in the finance industry, the journey is more important than the destination.



The event which was planned by the 100WF working committee in Nigeria- Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Founder and Managing Partner Aruwa Capital Nieros Oyegun Soerensen, Partner at Verod Capital Taiwo Okwor, Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation and Tariye Gbadegeshin, CEO Armhith gave attendees the opportunity to connect and network,  and also get insights into 100WF’s mission and Vision 30/40, the power of peer networks and how to get involved with 100WF in Nigeria and globally.



With the Nigeria location now operational, 100WF will deepen its reach to finance professionals across the banking, private equity, venture capital, and FinTech sectors, among others, in Africa. The 100WF global network and programs build a more diverse and gender-equitable finance industry by promoting diversity of thought, raising visibility, and empowering women to find their personal path to career success.

Another highlight of the week-long launch activities was the visit to the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) formerly the Nigerian Stock Exchange to celebrate the launch of 100WF Nigeria with a closing gong ceremony.



Amanda Pullinger the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance alongside members of the 100WF Nigeria Committee met with key executives of the NGX Group to discuss our respective organisation’s missions and goals towards gender equality within the financial services industry in Nigeria as well as potential areas for collaboration.

Our Founder, Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes also gave some remarks on behalf of the 100wf Nigeria committee on how collaborations with the NGX can facilitate the various gender diversity initiatives of the 100wf.

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