Women in Development Summit is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Holding the Second Edition on Thursday 28th March 2019 at LCCI Conference and Exhibition Center, 1, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos; this Summit, hosted by Ideation Hub Africa, is a rallying point for female entrepreneurs who are passionate about social good and global development across the African continent. This thought-leadership Conference and Networking Event draws together the energetic ecosystem of women in Businesses, NGOs, International Development Organizations, Foundations, Social Enterprises, Tech Start Ups, Civil Societies and the Government.

We raise global issues in development, and the unique roles of women in envisioning and enabling prosperity for the African continent. We also explore the next big ideas and defining insights for women on leading change, building a sustainable social profit business, accessing opportunities and scaling impact.

The one-day event will feature Keynote Speeches, Panel Sessions, Mentorship Roundtable and Open Conversations as well as Networking. The Summit, which is the first-of-its-kind, provides a great opportunity for women to understand the dynamics of the ecosystem, connect for collaboration and gain expert advice using business to drive social change and nation building .

Across job roles from Executive Leadership to Programs to Administration to Fundraising or Consultants; the conversations at the Summit will help women do more inspiring work, move up with their careers, and leverage knowledge to perform better in their job roles. The Mentorship Roundtable also offers hand-holding and value exchange by industry thought-leaders.

The Summit last year hosted speakers including Osayi Alile (CEO, ACT Foundation), Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji (CEO, RISE Networks), Oreoluwa Somolu-Lesi (ED, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), Peju Jaiyeoba (ED, Mothers’ Delivery Kit), Nneka Okonkwo (CEO, Productivity Insights), Seyi Oyebisi (Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs), Bekeme Masede (CEO, CSR in Action) and Toyin Adesola (Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative.

Ideation Hub Africa is excited to celebrate emerging Social Innovators during the Women in Development Summit. This year, we would showcase 5 Social Innovators who are under 25 years of age, and have worked to impact their communities in the following areas – Public Primary Education, Maternal Health, Agriculture, Coding for Girls, and Economic Empowerment/ Financial Inclusion. To apply, send profile of organization and impact statement to info@ideationhubafrica.org.

This Summit costs N10, 000 including Full Access to all Sessions, Meals and Conference Pack.

Please note that accommodation, travel costs, and any other expenses will NOT be covered by Ideation Hub Africa.

For inquiries, partnership, exhibitions or sponsorship, please reach us through info@ideationhubafrica.org and 2348131154283


Located at the heart of Lagos State Nigeria’s eCommerce hub, this iconic venue will play host to the Women in Development Summit 2019 on Thursday, March 28th 2019; providing every delegate an amazing ambience and a perfect environment for learning and networking.