The Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017 to be held in over 10 States across Nigeria

Idea Builders Initiative (IBI) is a Non-Profit (NGO) dedicated to providing innovative leadership and entrepreneur development interventions targeted primary at women and girls and was established in 2003, which originally focused on women, agriculture, and rural community development. It is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as incorporated Trustees. 

As part of our efforts and objectives to promote women development and create opportunities for learning and mentoring for young women in Nigeria, Idea Builders is partnering with the Vital Voices Global Partnership to lead the 2017 Women Mentoring Women Walk in Nigeria. 

The Global Mentoring Walk is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring. Organized by outstanding local leaders who are key members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, the annual Mentoring Walk brings together established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community. As they walk, they discuss their professional challenges and successes and establish a mentoring relationship in which the seasoned leader guides, advises and supports her peer. 

“I can’t pay it back, so I have to pay it forward. And that’s the power of mentoring- it’s cyclical.” –Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Vital Voices 

Held on the same day in countries across the world, the Mentoring Walk unifies the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, March 11th, 2017 to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

This year walks will be held across Nigeria in multi-city walks including Calabar, Lagos (Mainland and Island), Ilorin, Uyo, Enugu, Port -Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan, Abeokuta & Abuja. 

The line Up of activities for this year’s Women Mentoring Women Program includes: 

- "Take A Leap" Tweet Chat - Friday, February 24th, 2017
 - Mentee/ Mentor Meetup - Saturday, March 4th, 2017 
- Global Mentoring Walk - Saturday, March 11th, 2017 
- Mentoring Challenge / Close out event - Sunday March 12th, 2017

 Mentor and Mentees can register to participate in the 2017
 Global Mentoring Walk via 

For inquiries, sponsorship and partnership contact call 08036600522. 

About Idea Builders Initiative Idea Builders Initiative is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) that is dedicated to enabling women see, understand, claim and demand their rights to economic freedom, gender equity, social justice and political inclusion. In pursuit of this we invest time and resources to provide capacity building training for small businesses, start-ups and to support our funding base, we undertake consulting assignments.

 The organization commenced operations in Entrepreneurial Agriculture in 2003 working with women and girls in rural Nigeria. In 2005, the organization re-launched its women empowerment portfolio to include a new focus on inspiring women in a more general sense to succeed. With over 13 years of committed service, Idea Builders Initiative occupies a more than significant presence in the women empowerment space in the social sector. 

The Vision 
Our vision is “a society of women leading lives of Choice”. Women, who are competent enough to occupy leadership positions, have rewarding careers and bring positive transformational changes to their communities. 

The Mission 
To inspire, Engage and Equip Women and Girls to transform their lives and serve as change agents in society. 

Interested in what we do? Please email or call the partnerships and communications manager on 07059209251


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