Adedoyin Omotara: I tapped into resources that the Government made available to immigrants

Adedoyin Omotara is a Beauty Entrepreneur, Women’s empowerment advocate, Speaker, Life Coach, Business Coach and the leader of the unmask your beauty movement.

Born in Manchester, UK to Nigerian parents, her passion to live a fuller and more expressive life made her leave her successful Corporate Engineering career to become an entrepreneur.

Seeking the spiritually creative fulfillment missing in her successful corporate career, she was determined to resolve the concern that beauty today, far from being that poetic ‘joy forever’ is, unfortunately, a source of insecurity, shame, and stress for countless women.

She promotes beauty, inside and out, to an audience of women at all stages of life. Adedoyin believes in investing in the dream of girls and in the strength of women.

In this article, she talks about how she’s fought against the odds of being an immigrant and built a beauty brand for herself in Canada.


 What would you say is the innovative idea behind Adoniaa Beauty?

 Adoniaa beauty started from having a deep hunger within me to fully engage with who I was, my hunger for living a fuller and more expressive life. I was doing great in my career but felt dis-engaged with myself and the world as a whole.

I felt I was born for more so I decided to start a company for women doing what I love and fulfilling my purpose while doing it.

It was founded on four fundamental pillars: To uplift, validate, equip and inspire women to be their best selves at every stage of their life. We do this by using makeup and skincare products and services as a platform to connect with women.

People constantly ask me how @adoniaaworld intend to compete with Sephora, Loreal, Mac and the likes, my response is that those are not my competition. - Adedoyin Omotara Click To Tweet

How have you been able to maintain your brand consistency?

We have only one vision- To connect women to their individual and unique beauty through our brand. So everything we do aligns with the vision.

It’s easy to be consistent when you have a vision. It is the same vision I sell to my staff and the Adoniaabeauty tribe.

How have you grown your client base?

I have grown a tribe of women as my client base by focusing on why I started my company, which is our vision to connect women to their individual and unique beauty.

We have different vehicles to get to our vision, and we naturally attract women that want more out of life, women that want to re-write their stories and women that do not want to fit into society’s contrived image of beauty but create and define their own.

What challenges have you faced that are unique to your business idea?

Starting a business in the beauty industry is very challenging. The beauty industry is run by billionaires that own big companies.

People constantly ask me how I intend to compete with Sephora, Loreal, Mac and the likes, my response is that those are not my competition.

Makeup and Skincare are the physical products that we sell and that’s what people see, however, for me, makeup and skincare is only a vehicle or a platform to reach the Adoniaa women that want to unmask their beauty.

Since I developed the vision for my company @adoniaaworld, I started creating and got really innovative - Adedoyin Omotara Click To Tweet

Where there challenges owning a business in a foreign country?

Starting a new business as an immigrant in Canada has definitely not been the easiest of things. It’s easier to get a job and work 9-5. But this is not just a business for me, it’s my vehicle to fulfilling my purpose and changing the world.

I have embraced all the challenges and focused on my vision.

At times, I tell myself that if I were in my home country, I wouldn’t need to work this hard to be profitable. What I have done though is to change my mindset and focus on the vision.

I have also tapped into so many resources that the Government has made available to immigrants.

Do you believe in Feminism?

My take on Feminism is simple… It is the Adoniaa dream -The Adoniaa dream is a dream that is deeply rooted in every woman’s heart.

  • I have a dream that girls and women will have the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
  • I have a dream that girls and women will live free from violence ·
  • I have a dream that girls and women all over the world will have access to good education·
  • I have a dream that there would be equality in the workforce.
  • I have a dream that child brides will no longer be a thing.
  • I have a dream that female genital mutilation will become history.
  • I have a dream that girls and women will stand in their power and be empowered to defend themselves.
  • I have a dream that gender-based violence will stop be it domestic abuse, rape, or sexual trafficking.
  •  I have a dream that women will embrace their fears and be courageous enough to shine as their most beautiful self.
  • I have a dream that girls and women will no longer need to fit into society’s image of beauty but create and define our own beauty.
  • I have a dream I believe that we can only achieve this dream by taking action!
This is not just a business for me, it's my vehicle to fulfilling my purpose and changing the world - Adedoyin Omotara Click To Tweet

Adoniaa Beauty recently launched a campaign towards the above causes. Our 24hr Lipsticks of hope are our flagship product and we have partnered with non-profit organizations that address these issues.

$1 from every Adoniaa 24hr lipstick sale will go to our Non-Profit organization partners that actively work to end these problems.

When you buy the Adoniaa lipstick, know that you are empowering a woman. When you empower a woman, you have empowered a whole generation.

What skills have you found yourself using/learning frequently since starting Adoniaa Beauty?

People Management Skill and team-work. I read a lot of business books and self-development books as well – I believe that as I am growing, the company is growing as well.

How do you intend to balance work life and the home front?

I am fully aware that Entrepreneurship is very demanding and if I don’t structure my business, my kids and family will suffer. I ensure that I take care of myself first so I don’t on empty.

Self-care for me is the most important part of balancing work and life so I can be available and present for the people God has sent me to serve.

I put a lot of structure around my business and I am still doing that so that I can have time for the things that are important to me.

 

 

What’s your 5-year plan?

My 5-year plan is for Adoniaa beauty to expand by franchising. I want Adoniaa to be in every city all over the world.

For the next 5 years, our focus is to establish our roots in Canada and then expand to USA, Nigeria & other African Countries by collaborating with other like-minded women to spread the dream.

We will consider other countries once we have achieved our initial goal.


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Facebook Live with Edleen B. Elba: Steps to landing your dream job (June 30)

Year after year, companies, and recruiters change their job eligibility requirements, expecting job seekers to acquire some certain skills – first class degree or not.

Whether you’re a fresh graduate trying to jumpstart your career, or an oldie in the job market looking for better opportunities, we have one question for you.

Are you fully prepared for your next interaction with a recruiter?

To help you get started, we’re bringing you this Facebook Live session with Human Resources expert Edleen B. Elba, on Friday, 30th June. She’ll be sharing some insights on job search and how young professionals can land their dream job.

Edleen owns and manages JobSearch, a human resources management company based in Sierra Leone, which provides recruitment, skills development, and human resources advisory services to clients of all sizes and within all sectors.

Looking for a job? Learn the do's and don'ts for job seekers from @JobSearchsl -(June 30) Click To Tweet

Register below to gain access to this opportunity.

Some of the topics we’ll cover

  • How and where to find a job
  • What employers really look for in applicants
  • Principles to remember: The do’s and don’ts for job seekers
  • Top 7 career fields in demand
  • Case study: Persistence and determination

Facebook Live Details:

Date: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Time: Freetown 2pm // Lagos 3pm // Joburg 4pm

Place: facebook.com/sheleadsafrica/

Watch here:

“She Leads Africa Facebook Live with Edleen B. Elba (Founder of JobSearch in Sierra Leone): Steps to landing your dream job. Join the She Leads Africa community by visiting SheLeadsAfrica.org/join!”

Posted by She Leads Africa on Friday, June 30, 2017

About Edleen

Edleen B. Elba is the founder of JobSearch, and a Chartered Human Resources Analyst, with almost a decade of Senior management experience within the private and public sectors 

She started her career in 2003 with KPMG, working in the Advisory departments in Sierra Leone and Ghana. In 2005, she created the Human Resources & Risk Management departments at KPMG and managed both for 3 years.

Over the years, she has acquired skills which include financial management, strategic human resource management, strategic risk management, presentation, software applications, team leadership, time management, effective communication, assertiveness, negotiation, and analytics.

Edleen is also the Chairman of the MEPS Trust Well Woman Clinic fundraising committee and a member of Heaven Homes’ fundraising committee.  She is passionate about skills development and women’s empowerment.

Facebook Live with Kike-Lola: Becoming your own boss (Jun 5)

The moment you realize you dread going to work three out of five days a week or you develop a passion for something bigger than your salary, you know you’re on the highway to becoming a boss.

Following your passion and becoming an entrepreneur can be a significant lifestyle change especially when you’re scared of getting cash trapped.

Alright, you’re giving us the side-eye and asking  – “How do I pursue my passion when the bills are piling up”?

No need to worry, the real boss herself has answers for you.

Sign up for a Facebook Live session with business coach and founder of My Boss Is Me – Kike-Lola Odusanya. On Monday, 5th June she will be talking to us about ways to becoming your own boss.

Kike-Lola is on a mission to help women around the world see their deepest desires and dreams come to fruition through what she calls “the gift of entrepreneurship.”

Sign up below to get Kike-Lola’s 7 Steps To Quitting Your Job Like a Boss for FREE.

Register below to have access to this opportunity.

Some of the topics we’ll cover

  • Why you should be your own boss
  • Things to do and think about before quitting your Job
  • 7 steps to quitting your job like a boss
  • Maximizing financial security and money issues

Facebook Live Details:

Date: Monday June 5th 2017

Time: 12pm Toronto // 5pm Lagos // 6pm Joburg

Place: facebook.com/sheleadsafrica/

Watch the video:

“Facebook Live with Kike-Lola Odusanya, Founder of My Boss Is Me sharing ideas on how to become your own boss. Join the She Leads Africa community by visiting SheLeadsAfrica.org/join .

Posted by She Leads Africa on Monday, June 5, 2017

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About Kike-Lola

Kike-Lola is the founder of My Boss Is Me, a virtual and personal development firm. She is a “serial entrepreneur”, author, speaker and a network marketing industry professional best known for a straight-shooting and result-driven approach to business and life.

Born and raised in Toronto, Kike-Lola believes entrepreneurial experience encompasses life skills that all women should develop as a way to reach their fullest potential. That’s why she refers to the entrepreneurial experience as the ultimate life skill.

She realizes business ownership is not for everyone, but Odusanya believes all women can benefit by exploring the mindset, talents, and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs and take control of their lives, proudly declaring, “My Boss Is Me.”

 

SheHive Toronto: July 13th – 16th 2017

The SheHive train came to the 6 as part of a North America Tour! Check out the fun we had below and join our community to stay up to date on our next SheHive destinations.

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Thursday July 13
Thursday July 13
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Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday July 14
Friday July 14
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social media marketing workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday July 15
Saturday July 15
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Building a network for success with Emily Mills (Founder of How She Hustles)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Emily Mills is a local powerhouse you ought to know - she founded the How She Hustles network in 2010 and hosts high-impact events for women of all backgrounds in Toronto. Emily's session will go in depth into networking like a B0$$ and developing a supportive and inspiring community for success. Emily's recent passion project was HERtory in Black, a Toronto-based digital photo series of 150 inspiring black women that was featured nationally on CBC Television, Radio and digital for Black History Month and Canada's 150th anniversary. The project created a big buzz - earning the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, kudos from executives at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and engaging thousands of women across Canada. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @howshehustles.

Emily Mills is a local powerhouse you ought to know - she founded the How She Hustles network in 2010 and hosts high-impact events for women of all backgrounds in Toronto. Emily's session will go in depth into networking like a B0$$ and developing a supportive and inspiring community for success. Emily's recent passion project was HERtory in Black, a Toronto-based digital photo series of 150 inspiring black women that was featured nationally on CBC Television, Radio and digital for Black History Month and Canada's 150th anniversary. The project created a big buzz - earning the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, kudos from executives at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and engaging thousands of women across Canada. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @howshehustles.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Building an international corporate career whilst making an impact with Dr Olutoyin Oyelade (President, Casa Foundation & Managing Partner invcap corporation)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olutoyin is the Founding Partner/CEO at InVcap-an African-focused private equity firm in Nigeria and Canada and is also the president of Casa Foundation, a Non-profit that is focused on developing Youths and Women. Its main objective is to spearhead Social change for the African Youth and Woman. Olutoyin’s experience in the Investment sector spans over 23 years. She managed Intercontinental Bank Group’s fund portfolio of over $8bn as Group Treasurer till 2009 and now supervises InVcap’s Investment strategy in West Africa. She'll be sharing her insights on building an international corporate career whilst being an engaged citizen.

Olutoyin is the Founding Partner/CEO at InVcap-an African-focused private equity firm in Nigeria and Canada and is also the president of Casa Foundation, a Non-profit that is focused on developing Youths and Women. Its main objective is to spearhead Social change for the African Youth and Woman. Olutoyin’s experience in the Investment sector spans over 23 years. She managed Intercontinental Bank Group’s fund portfolio of over $8bn as Group Treasurer till 2009 and now supervises InVcap’s Investment strategy in West Africa. She'll be sharing her insights on building an international corporate career whilst being an engaged citizen.

The benefits of going green with Grace Mahary (Super Model/NGO founder) and Lucia Wamala (Co-Founder, bakulupower)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A panel comprised of Super Model/Global Activist Grace Mahary and one of Africa's most exciting young innovators in the energy space Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala CEO of Bakula Power will be discussing the magnitude of opportunities on the continent for developing products and solutions with a GREEN mindset.

A panel comprised of Super Model/Global Activist Grace Mahary and one of Africa's most exciting young innovators in the energy space Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala CEO of Bakula Power will be discussing the magnitude of opportunities on the continent for developing products and solutions with a GREEN mindset.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market with Isaac Ansah (Founder, Africa Fashion Week Toronto)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
While foreign fashion trends were beginning to open up to African inspired looks, fabrics and designs, Isaac Ansah was right at the centre to grab the opportunity with both hands. His session will shed light on keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market. His career in fashion began with organising weekend fashion shows at university on campus, inviting students from different cultures to showcase their styles of clothing. By the time he graduated, Ansah knew this where his heart was and quickly launched Imagine Management & Marketing, which coordinates events in Toronto's fashion and beauty industry. In 2012, he co-founded African Fashion Week Toronto, as a platform for local and international fashion designers to showcase their latest products — and bring a bit of diversity to the forefront. Isaac is now a brand management and marketing specialist and is a Co-Founder of African Fashion Canada, an agency dedicated to advocating, growing, and promoting the African fashion Industry in North America.

While foreign fashion trends were beginning to open up to African inspired looks, fabrics and designs, Isaac Ansah was right at the centre to grab the opportunity with both hands. His session will shed light on keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market. His career in fashion began with organising weekend fashion shows at university on campus, inviting students from different cultures to showcase their styles of clothing. By the time he graduated, Ansah knew this where his heart was and quickly launched Imagine Management & Marketing, which coordinates events in Toronto's fashion and beauty industry. In 2012, he co-founded African Fashion Week Toronto, as a platform for local and international fashion designers to showcase their latest products — and bring a bit of diversity to the forefront. Isaac is now a brand management and marketing specialist and is a Co-Founder of African Fashion Canada, an agency dedicated to advocating, growing, and promoting the African fashion Industry in North America.

Speed Networking and Cocktail
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktail speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktail speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

Sunday July 16
Sunday July 16
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Building winning partnerships with Afua Osei (Co-Founder, She Leads Africa)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
She Leads Africa have landed partnerships with the likes on Facebook, Samsung, Oxfam and L'Oreal, in this session, SLA Co-founder Afua Osei will explain how you can do the same.

She Leads Africa have landed partnerships with the likes on Facebook, Samsung, Oxfam and L'Oreal, in this session, SLA Co-founder Afua Osei will explain how you can do the same.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

What not to do and how to fight the tough wars with Njeri Rionge (Serial Entrepreneur and Forbes Africa's Most Successful Women)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From a young lady selling flavoured milk to high school students, Njeri Rionge rose to build a multi-billion business empire. She's become one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and one of the very few women pioneers in the ICT sector on the African continent. She co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings – one of east Africa’s leading providers of pay-tv, broadband internet and VoIP services. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.

From a young lady selling flavoured milk to high school students, Njeri Rionge rose to build a multi-billion business empire. She's become one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and one of the very few women pioneers in the ICT sector on the African continent. She co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings – one of east Africa’s leading providers of pay-tv, broadband internet and VoIP services. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.

Building a media mogul career with Patricia Bebia-Mawa (President, Planet Africa & Executive Vice President, Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nigerian-born, Canadian-based Patricia Bebia-Mawa wears many hats. For one thing, she is a familiar face on Canadian television. The Toronto resident is the host and producer of one of the most popular African shows on Canadian television, namely Planet Africa Television. She is also the Managing Editor of Canadian-based Planet Africa Magazine, which is under the umbrella of The Planet Africa Network. The Network is a project of Silvertrust Communications founded in 1996 - an Ottawa-based production company which specializes in video, graphics, photography, publishing, audio, multimedia and specialty broadband production. For all you media moguls or entrepreneurs trying to engage a strong African-Diaspora audience, this is your session.

Nigerian-born, Canadian-based Patricia Bebia-Mawa wears many hats. For one thing, she is a familiar face on Canadian television. The Toronto resident is the host and producer of one of the most popular African shows on Canadian television, namely Planet Africa Television. She is also the Managing Editor of Canadian-based Planet Africa Magazine, which is under the umbrella of The Planet Africa Network. The Network is a project of Silvertrust Communications founded in 1996 - an Ottawa-based production company which specializes in video, graphics, photography, publishing, audio, multimedia and specialty broadband production. For all you media moguls or entrepreneurs trying to engage a strong African-Diaspora audience, this is your session.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Thinking Creatively and Cutting Through the Noise with Chinedu Ukabam (Founder, Supafrik)

Chinedu Ukabam is an entrepreneur and design consultant with 10+ years experience in design, sourcing and marketing. He has expertise in managing creative talent and creating innovative experiential marketing campaigns. He is also a Founder of SUPAFRIK, a travelling pop-up concept founded in 2011 to showcase contemporary African culture from music and food to art and fashion. Stops so far have included Toronto, Washington DC, New Orleans, Paris and London.

Speed Networking

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

INJERA & CHILL AFTERPARTY hosted by BlackFoodie!
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Foodie presents INJERA + CHILL, an eclectic party celebrating the best in Ethiopian cuisine! Mingle with other Africans, Black foodies, and influencers, on the rooftop patio at Pearl King in downtown Toronto! The SLA squad will be there! Present your SheHive ticket and get entry for $10 (advance) and $15 (on the door). USE THE DISCOUNT CODE SHEHIVE10 (if you use this code you will be requested to show your shehive ticket at the door)

Black Foodie presents INJERA + CHILL, an eclectic party celebrating the best in Ethiopian cuisine! Mingle with other Africans, Black foodies, and influencers, on the rooftop patio at Pearl King in downtown Toronto! The SLA squad will be there! Present your SheHive ticket and get entry for $10 (advance) and $15 (on the door). USE THE DISCOUNT CODE SHEHIVE10 (if you use this code you will be requested to show your shehive ticket at the door)

Saturday July 15
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Thanks to our amazing #SheHiveToronto partners

SUPAFRIK is a travelling pop-up concept founded in 2011 to showcase contemporary African culture from music and food to art and fashion. Stops so far have included Toronto, Washington DC, New Orleans, Paris and London

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