JCI VICTORIA ISLAND PRESS RELEASE
FunkeOsibodu, KofoAkinkugbe lead GAME CHANGING discourse at JCI Victoria Island International Women’s Day (IWD) event.
Lagos, March 16, 2016: Mrs Funke Osibodu; Managing Director of Benin Electricity Distribution Company and former MD of three Banks MBC International Bank, Ecobank and Union Bank of Nigeria as well as Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe Managing Director of SecureID group; certified smart-card personalization bureau will lead the GAME CHANGING theme of JCI Victoria Island International Women’s Day event on Sunday March 20 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos. The parley is designed to set challenging agenda for young professionals and entrepreneurs on attaining the peak while juggling many other roles.
The event is part of JCI Victoria Island’s plan of action for the 2016 calendar year and is intended to challenge attendees to aspire to soar at great heights.
Speaking on the event, the president of JCI Victoria Island Mr Jide Benson stated that ‘women have by themselves changed the game in many fields of endeavor. They juggle many balls; as wives, mothers, business and career persons and they are often able to juggle these balls without dropping any’. ‘Our speakers at this event fall into that category and have earned by dint of hard work the right to be referred to as game changers. Except Mrs Osibodu, no Nigerian till date has been MD of three banks so it could not have been a fluke or being three times lucky. Mrs Akinkugbe runs the only certified Master Card and Visa Card personalisation company in Sub Saharan Africa and caters to the smart card needs of West Africa’.
The event is open to young people with great aspirations in business and career as well as public spirited individuals desirous of making impact in their communities. It aligns with the leadership and entrepreneurial area of opportunity of the JCI.
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a global organization of young people under the age of 40 with a vision to provide development opportunities for young active citizens to create positive change. JCI is affiliated to the UN and regularly holds programmes and projects to mark UN recognized days. The International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of such and is marked yearly on March 8 hence this event.
Director of Publicity and Social Media
JCI Victoria Island.