Review of Business Summit

Official review of  the Business and Leadership summit hosted by Women4Africa and Great Business Platforms .

Friday the 7th of November, we hosted the 3rd Annual Business and Leadership Summit –Powered by Great Business Platforms.


Venue: The Canterbury Suite, Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch

Doors opened at 10am:


The day started with coffee, biscuits and croissants, followed by a brief networking session.


This is how the day went


Speaker 1: Heather Benham-Growth Voucher.

Heather, lead our audience through a punchy and precise presentation on how any Business in England could benefit from a up to £2,000 grant to help develop the strategic objectives of that particular business. In Particular how you could position your business much better for new business and publicity. For more Information email


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Event Sponsor: Dr Akin Tikare,


Spoke with authority about this subject area dentistry and why your “Orals” matter in Perception. From strong breath to bleeding gums, he identified how personal insecurity, complex could easily weaken commercial standing and inadvertently work adversely on your position and perception. With verbal communication as an important part of daily interactions. With multiple graphic aids this point was driven home. Needless to say there were a series of questions  from our delegates that extended his session.


Speaker 2:  Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE



–The voice of experience and maturity rang rich though the audience, it was clear within a few minutes of her presentation that Yvonne dared to go where many had before! Yvonne carefully carried our delegates along as she shared In particular the story of developing her current book “7 traits of highly successful women on boards” She gave us multiple examples of how she approached various leaders in the city and how anyone in the room could duplicate her actions. Her style and presentation made it easy to sell out all her books even before she had finished her presentation.


 Speaker 3: Pooja Samani,


Director of IRN Networks and Professor of Event Management,  Pooja focused on brands and branding, she shared with us how she and her CEO  grew there business, she shared clear examples of brand equity and the difference between its own value and the value of the business it is associated with. She went on to share examples and thoughts mainly homing in on consistency and quality as the drivers of a Value business and true indicators of Perception and Positioning. At the end it would be fair to say she was almost mobbed by “new converts” who really benefitted from the value of this branding expert.



The Queens Honours:

Abby Oshodi

Represented by Dr Yvonne Thompson and Abby Oshodi, shed light on what is required and how more people in the community should get involved and nominated for the Queens Awards





Event Sponsor: Toyin Seweje,


MD ,of Marcel of London, Toyin focused on etiquette , she brought a very practical touch to how what you wear can affect perspectives and perceptions.

She quickly show cased some beautiful jewellery





Speaker 4 Elizabeth Uwaifo:


Spoke about the emergence of a new leadership within the community, she strongly advocated for people to make sure they supported each other in business as much as possible


“ We need to Evolve from Independent business leaders to Interdependent leaders” Sam Onigbanjo

“When you need a mentor in an area you are struggling, reach out to someone” Elizabeth Uwaifo

Honours are a wonderful encouragement. It is about recognising the impact of selflessness in community” Abby Oshodi

“Focus on your focus and How to become a key person of Influence” Dr Yvonne Thompson

To make sure you don’t miss the next event and to join our business club at our promotional offer price , email and someone will contact you

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