1. Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade:Born and raised in Edo State, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade originally hails from Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria. Considered a child prodigy by her primary tutors, Theodora’s parents wanted her to pursue education as far as she could take it. This led to a certificate in Education at Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State and later on she studied Accounting at the University of Lagos.
Even though she excelled in academics, Theodora also greatly admired entertainers and all things entertainment. After her University education, she decided to move to the UK in order to seek out other opportunities.
The multi-award winner and who regularly graces the cover of UK-African magazines, she founded the Miss Elegant international a beauty pageant in 2009. This really propelled her
into the limelight and a few years later, she took the pageant one step further with the Miss Elegant international TV show. The TV show aired on the only African TV station at the time; BEN TV. Through this medium, she became a well-known promoter in the African-UK entertainment industry. An avid entrepreneur at heart, she then became a Director with Starlywood which is a competition-based talent show, which is aimed at discovering young Black talent in the UK. With offers pouring in from African celebrities like Clarion Chukwurah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Utaka, Ken Smart, Pauline Long, Dayo Olomu etc. For her to promote and consult on their entertainment projects, Theodora then created Theodora PR, a media and consultancy PR firm for Black talent in the diaspora(www.theodoraibekwepr.com)
2. Lindani Moyo: Lindani Moyo is a young woman based in the United Kingdom , a single mother of 2 children . She’s a businesswoman in her own right, runs an organisation that was founded by herself on the 18th April 2013 [ Black African Women Rock] and she also runs her events planning business, that covers decorations , events planning , and equipment hire.
Her work is based on life experience and counselling diploma and working with other organisations long side her own organisation . Within a year of founding her own organisation , she was nominated by her own community for people’s choice award [ZAA] and inspirational woman award [ZIWA] and inspirational woman ward [True African Awards TAA] .
Lindani she’s a woman on a mission, looking to inspire and motivate women to pursue with their dreams. BAWR is based on community work , non profitable organisation that self funds . Lindani is a Zimbabwean young woman that wants to achieve a lot in life , not only for herself and her children but with the community as well through empowerment , inspiration and motivation towards her fellow women . BAWR aims to reach out to women globally and young women having a difficult time with building self confidence , self worth , self esteem and self believe.
3. Sandra Nelson Founder Lifteffects: LIFTEFFECTS hosts conferences, seminars, workshops and provides a speaking platform for those extraordinary people to share their stories, with the intention of planting the seed of hope, passion and encouragement in every person there to reach for their dreams, believe in themselves and help others become great. The atmosphere is one of passion, commitment, determination, persistence and leaves both the speakers and the audience with one question what difference have I made, what can I do to help. The ethos behind LIFTEFFECTS is what makes it so incredible.
The intent of the conference is to transform, support, build and champion causes as the speakers share their intimate, personal, family and business stories without holding back.