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SkillHer Meet June 2024 Edition

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 SkillHer Meet 6.0: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey. On June 27, 2024, the SkillHer community gathered at LMP Space for SkillHer Meet 6.0. This event, themed "Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey: From Idea to Growth," featured the inspiring Tomi Shane as our facilitator. Tomi Shane is the Creative Director of Tomefits and a distinguished Wardrobe Consultant.  She is the innovative mind behind Tomefits, a fashion brand known for its diverse offerings, including Tomefits Casuals and Tomefits Bridals.  Her unique streetwear and casual attire designs cater to young men and women with a distinctive sense of fashion.  In just the past two years, Tomi has delivered over 15,000 outfits to clients worldwide, a testament to her commitment to quality and attention to detail. Tomi holds a Bachelor's degree in English Language, which she leverages to bring a unique perspective to her work.  Highlights of the Session Tomi shared her entrepreneurial journey, illustrating how s

Developing Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and to understand and influence the emotions of others. This skill is vital for better interactions and decision-making in both personal and professional settings. EI enhances: * Communication by expressing ideas clearly and understanding others' perspectives.  * Leaders with high EI inspire and motivate teams, fostering trust and collaboration.  * EI promotes teamwork through cooperation and conflict resolution. * It helps individuals adapt to changes and handle stress, improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. Components of Emotional Intelligence: * Self-awareness: Recognizing and understanding one's own emotions, strengths, and limitations. * Self-regulation: Managing emotions and impulses, staying in control and adaptable. * Motivation: Being driven to achieve goals for intrinsic reasons. * Empathy: Understanding and sharing others' feelings, fostering stronger connections. * Social

Democracy Day in Nigeria: Celebrating Freedom and the Journey to Democracy

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Every year on June 12th, Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day, a significant date that commemorates the country's return to civilian rule and honors the democratic spirit that Nigerians hold dear. This day is more than just a public holiday; it is a symbol of the country's enduring struggle for freedom, justice, and democratic governance.  The Historical Context  The significance of June 12th dates back to 1993, a watershed year in Nigeria's political history. On this day, Nigeria held what is widely regarded as the freest and fairest election in its history. Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a businessman and philanthropist, won a decisive victory. However, the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the election, plunging the country into political turmoil.  The annulment sparked widespread protests and civil unrest, leading to increased demands for an end to military rule and the establishment of a democratic government. The ensuing years were marked by repress

SkillHer Meet May 2024 Edition

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The May edition of SkillHer Meet took the form of a hangout which was held at LMP Space on the 31st of May 2024.   It was a dive into so much fun, relaxation and refreshment. We started by introducing ourselves and doing some networking, then we played two games a session of ludo which 4 people played and a session of whot which about 8 people played. After which we engaged in discussing two topics which were "How did you come out of being stuck at any point in your life". We had a really great time engaging this topic as we all shared our personal life experiences. Islamiyah said when she was stuck she spoke to her friends and family and it helped alot. Opeyemi said when she was stuck in her business that she saw the brighter side of how her business was impacting people and that for her was more encouraging than the money she wasn't getting from the business. Omobolanle said when she was stuck she tried again she didn't give up, she put in more effort just as her fr

Introducing BAMwomen: A New Community Initiative from Skillher

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We are excited to announce a new initiative that is set to empower and uplift business and market women within our immediate environment and beyond. Introducing BAMwomen – Business and Market Women Community, a vibrant and dynamic support network brought to you by Skillher.   Why BAMwomen? At Skillher, our mission has always been to empower women through skill development and career growth. We understand that the entrepreneurial journey comes with its unique set of challenges and opportunities, especially for women. That’s why we created BAMwomen – to provide the resources, education, and connections needed for business and market women to succeed and thrive.   What is BAMwomen? BAMwomen is a community initiative focused on:   Creating a Support Network: A space where women entrepreneurs can connect, share experiences, and support each other. Providing Education and Training: Access to workshops, training programs, and resources that cover essential business skills.

Empowering Women: Building Confidence in Male-Dominated Workplaces

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In the realm of professional settings where men traditionally hold sway, women often face unique challenges in asserting themselves and building confidence. However, with the right mindset and strategies, women can navigate male-dominated workplaces with grace and resilience. Here’s how: • Acknowledge Your Value : Recognize your worth and the valuable contributions you bring to the table. Your skills, expertise, and perspective are essential assets to the team, regardless of gender. Embrace your strengths and believe in your abilities. • Educate Yourself : Stay informed about your field of work, industry trends, and emerging technologies. Knowledge is empowering and can bolster your confidence in discussions and decision-making processes. Continuous learning enhances your credibility and presence in the workplace. • Assertive Communication : Practice assertiveness in your interactions with colleagues and superiors. Speak up confidently, express your opinions, and assert your boundar

Self-Care for Busy Women: Balancing Responsibilities and Wellness

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In today's fast-paced world, many women find themselves juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, often putting their own well-being on the back burner. However, prioritizing self-care is essential for maintaining physical, emotional, and mental health, especially for busy women. Here are some practical tips for finding balance and wellness in the midst of a hectic schedule: • Prioritize Self-Care : Make self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. Schedule time for yourself each day, even if it's just a few minutes to relax, meditate, or engage in a hobby you enjoy. • Set Boundaries : Learn to say no to tasks or commitments that drain your energy or cause unnecessary stress. Setting boundaries is essential for preserving your time and mental well-being. • Delegate Responsibilities : Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Delegate tasks at work, enlist support from family members or friends, or consider outsourcing household chores to free up time for