The LagosMums 2nd Annual Parenting and Networking event held on the 5th of December 2015 at The WheatBaker Hotel Ikoyi. The event was full to capacity with attendees who has pre-registered for the event, we had mostly mums in attendance but also had a few dads in the room. Here is a link to some of the initial pictures
The event started with sign up, registration, pictures and networking prior to the speakers which kicked off. The event commenced with Mr. Labi Williams, the husband of the founder of LagosMums. Mr Williams mentioned his joy at seeing LagosMums, which, started as an idea continue to grow as a community that helps parents on their journey and in the process makes positive impact.
The moderator, Mrs Tomi Aluko, commenced the interactive session with an introduction of the panelists; Abolaji Osime, CEO, Founder of Global International College, Nimi Akinkugbe, personal finance and wealth management expert, Lanre Olusola, recognised as one of Africa’s Premier Life, Mind, Emotions and Behavioural Change Coaches and Dakore Akande a celebrated artist, actress, stage performer and brand ambassador MumsWorld.
Each of the panelists, weighed in from their respective areas of expertise with an introduction on different topics ranging from “The importance of financial management”, “What our children are really saying about us”, “The importance of sorting out our lives so we can be effective parents” and “Balancing Act – the many roles as a Mum”.
Highlights from the speeches by the panelists are as follows:
Women need to manage their finances and diversify their base of wealth, do not invest only in Naira. Be creative and use your talents to earn. Do not follow the jones, they are broke. – Nimi Akinkugbe
You are a parent, not a friend – friendship is a tool you use as a parent. Many times parents are the problem not the children – Lanre Olusola
Children spell love as T.I.M.E, so spend quality time with your children it is critical and important. – Bolaji Osime
Parents need to create time for their children, strive to have power over your time. Do not get carried away with the hustle and end up not knowing your children – Dakore Akande.
The question and answer session enabled a lot of LagosMums to share their personal struggles raising their children and get advice from the panelists. Everyone could relate and discussed the challenges when it comes to balancing their many roles. A real life case study was discussed, where a child was being pressured in school to take part in something that made her uncomfortable – the situation was discussed and strategies offered on how to help a child deal with peer pressure and the allure of popularity.
The raffle draw segment of the event had lots of gifts which included luxury hampers, spa treatments at WheatBaker Hotel, brunch at Southern Sun, Ruff N Tumble shopping voucher, coaching sessions with Lanre Olusola, gifts from Bestman Games and other exciting gifts.
The event was rounded off by Yetty Williams, founder of LagosMums, who thanked the attendees, speakers and sponsors of the event. She shared her joy at the growth and impact that LagosMums is having as a platform for parents helping each other on the parenting journey.
The speakers received their gifts courtesy of R & R Luxury. The platinum sponsors of the event, MumsWorld and The Audrey Pack had their representatives in attendance. The event was closed officially and all attendees were given goodie bags that had a variety of products courtesy of sponsors like Honeywell, CIS, Olori beauty products, Aweni Organics, Lego, Zaron Cosmetics, TW Magazine, Motherhood In Style. The event was covered by media partners Guardian News, EbonyLive TV and FlyTime TV, photography was by FotoLight House.
LagosMums would also like to thank all the supporters and voters in the recently concluded ELOY 2015 awards, which saw LagosMums emerge as the winner for the Social Media/Online Editor in the Exquisite Lady of the Year Award hosted by Exquisite Magazine.
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