The highly anticipated 8th Edition of the Smart Steward Summit, themed Money On The Move, concluded with resounding success, leaving participants hungry for more of the transformative insights that promise to pave the way to financial independence.
Kicking off with a magnificent Gala and Awards Night on September 22nd at the Radisson Blu Hotel, the summit reached its climax on September 23rd at the prestigious Muson Centre in Lagos. During the event, Sola Adesakin, the Convener and Lead Coach at Smart Stewards, emphasised the significance of embracing fresh mindsets, adopting new perspectives, and dedicating unwavering commitment to three vital assets: Skills, Time, and Information (SIT) in a rapidly evolving global landscape.
The Gala and Awards Night, themed “Harmony and Heights,” served as a platform to recognize and honour women who have not only made a profound impact on the brand but have also promoted financial independence resonantly in their various sectors. Awards were given to different women in various spheres, including media and communication, arts and entertainment, business and economy, family, faith and religion, politics and government, and education.
It was also an occasion to unveil the innovative “ElevateHerWealth” Plan—a new Smart Stewards product offering serving as an advisory service and a plan designed to optimize wealth allocation for women.
Adesakin noted that the annual summit transcends being just an event; it’s a movement that opens doors to a realm of boundless possibilities. The Gala event, resplendent with glitz and glamour, saw the attendance of prominent figures, further enhancing its significance in promoting growth, empowerment, and financial independence.
One of the highlights of the Gala Night Awards where some exemplary women we recognised in two categories – Mountains of Influence Recognition and Individual Recognition
Kemi Ajumobi received the Smart Stewards Award for Excellence in Media and Empowering Women Through Financial Knowledge and Economic Independence.
Mayokun Oreofe received the Smart Stewards Award for Exceptional Faith and Financial Resilience, Bridging Spirituality and Financial Wisdom for Women.
Toyosi Etim-Effiong received the Smart Stewards Award for Amplifying Authentic African Narratives Worldwide and Championing Financial Independence Through Arts and Entertainment.
Olori Boye-Ajayi received the Smart Stewards Award for Expanding Horizons and Enabling African Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Financially Through Export Opportunities.
Hansatu Adegbite received the Smart Stewards Award for Exceptional Leadership in Politics and Business,Championing Economic Empowerment for Women and Outstanding Contributions to Women in Management, Business, and Public Service.
Osayi Alile received the Smart Stewards Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education, Philanthropy, and Empowering Youth and Women with Skills, Networks, and Opportunities.
Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze received the Smart Stewards Award for Championing Business Literacy and Inspiring Women Towards Financial Success.
Nike Adeyemi received Smart Stewards Award for Elevating Financial Stability and Empowering Women Worldwide; with a Remarkable Impact in the Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Women, Enhancing A Stable and Economically Empowered Life.
Tosin Olaseinde received the Smart Stewards Award for Being a Resonant Advocate of Financial Independence and Guiding Women to Empowerment.
Funke Felix-Adejumo received the Smart Stewards Award for Inspirational Advocacy and Passionate Commitment to Financial Literacy and Independence.
Debola Deji-Kurunmi received the Smart Stewards Award for Transformative Coaching and Being a Catalyst for Visionary Living and Financial Independence For women
Ayo Megbope received the Smart Stewards Honorary Award for Excellence. For shaping entrepreneurial innovation and business success.
The general session had Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, Group Executive Director of Rain Oil, and Kunle Soriyan, Global Thought Leader and Futurist, as Keynote Speakers. Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze, founder of Accounting Hub Nigeria, was also a guest speaker.
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