Lagos, Nigeria -September, 2015; E-Circle Foundation, a social enterprise that focuses on developing the capacity of average young women in Nigeria and Sesema Public Relations, a marketing communication firm have partnered to launch the Esthers in the market place (EMP) project. The project is targeted towards raising and empowering young women with the information, skills and tools necessary to take on the diverse challenges evident in their organisations, businesses and ultimately the society through the establishment of timeless principles, values and systems.
The Esther Code, one of the project’s platform designed to inspire personal responsibility and development amongst young women is scheduled to hold a specially tagged event themed “Breaking the limit”; for undergraduates, early graduates and youth corp members on the 18th of September at the University of Lagos Akoka, Faculty of Education Glass House by 1 p.m. Highlights of the day will include; exploring opportunities for growth, understanding the transition of education and the knowledge economy, destructive mindsets of young women, female marketability matrix and understanding her limitless capabilities.
Also in recognition of entry level staff, mid and senior management women, the Esther Code 2 event is scheduled to hold by 8 a.m on the 19th of September at Newcastle Hotel, Lekki, Lagoshighlighting opportunities for women in the market place.
Speaking on the upcoming event; Chioma George-Ekehon, CEO E-Circle Foundation said; “In line with the ever increasing need for the development of the human capital and recognizing the lean opportunities available to the female gender; we have provided these resources, tools and activities to enable female individuals identify, develop and deploy their potentials effectively for personal, organizational and societal development”.
“This has further driven E-Circle Foundation to strategically design seminars, capacity development trainings, support systems and projects to achieve these goals”. She added.
Participants stand to enjoy extra benefits such as Internship/Job opportunities in Sesema Public relations, access to modeling contracts, access to support system, discount at E Circle events/training program, access to sponsorship and business visibility and build impactful and purposeful careers/businesses.
Commenting on the partnership, Sesema Public Relations Managing Director, Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu said. “We decided to go into partnership with E-Circle Foundation on the Esthers in the market place project because we are a firm that believes in empowering youths. We have embarked on several CSR programs but this is unique in the sense that it focuses more on young women and grooming them to contribute effectively to the society”.
“We also identified the project as an opportunity to recruit qualified young graduates as interns into our firm to give them the opportunity to learn in the field”. She added
‘Esthers in the market place’ is an initiative of E-Circle foundation designed to inspire and empower young women to drive change in the market place. This is the third edition of the project as it aims to continuously empower young women whose passion for transformation translates into personal responsibility and development.
E-Circle foundation was established in 2010focused on core value development, leadership development and entrepreneurship development. After careful study and research, E-Circle Foundation has designed practical solutions required to transit the female gender from their position as young women, to the very challenging role of leadership in different spheres; thereby improving the Female development index, which is also key to organizational and national development.