Last weekend, Her Network, a platform created to connect, inspire and encourage women to help one another grow, hosted an exclusive event called ‘Chats & Cocktails’ for women in different career sectors in Lagos, Nigeria.
‘Chats & Cocktails’ was created to give women the opportunity to meet up, connect over cocktails and expand their personal and professional networks. Its essence is to show that women can come together, have real meaningful conversations, promote their businesses, sell their brands and build relationships with other women in an unconventional setting. The theme of this event – Real Talk. Real Network aimed at highlighting real accomplishments, struggles, encounters and business models that would motivate and inspire the next woman.
Nkem Onwudiwe, convener of the event and creator of Her Network said “It is important that we attend conferences and be inspired by the speakers and panelists but it is also important that we come together from time to time, to connect and have real conversations with each other in a more relaxed environment…Women need to realise that regardless of your social status or achievements, CEO or Fresh Graduate, you have a gift that can be of benefit to the woman next to you, be real, be supportive and most of all, be confident in yourself because only then will you be able to support another woman without feeling insecure about your unique capabilities.”. She concluded.
Several activities during the event which included group selfie icebreakers, speed networking, seat swap, real talk and musical chairs ensured active engagement between the women in attendance. Some women walked away with freebies like Hairfinity products, gorgeous bags courtesy of Miss Lax and bundles of weaves courtesy of HerImports.com
The event was hosted by Maria Okanrande, media personality and On-Air-Personality at The Beat 99.9fm Lagos. It held at Oasis Medspa, Ikoyi and was well attended by career women from different walks of life including Michelle Dede, Lara Rawa, Tomi Aluko , Linda Osifo, Naomi Umunna, Tewa Onasanya, Lara Sage, Lola OJ, Ajibola Olubiyi, Karen Young, Brycee Bassey, Jane Michael Ekanem, Enuma Okoro, Zaina Agoro and so much more.
Her Network’s Chats & Cocktails was well supported by Oasis Medspa, Platinum Signature Luxury Events, Rouge Desserts, The Black Pepper Kitchen, Eventi Cocktails, The Roof Grill & Bar, Wilson’s Lemonade, Girly Essentials, Lianor Beauty Bar, Candy Lingerie, Maybelline Nigeria, Hairfinity Nigeria, Dark and Lovely Africa, Yogurt Deli, Cointreau and Candybyte.
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Check out all the photos from the event