ELOY Conference and Awards 2021 – Everything you need to know

ELOY Conference And Awards 2021 – Everything You Need To Know

The ELOY Conference and Awards 2021 is here and I’m here to give you the scoop on everything you need to know.

Tewa Onasanya, Founder of The ELOY Awards Foundation wants people to know and understand the hidden fact that when one woman wins, it increases the chances of other women winning and serves as inspiration for other women to win. She says “we are not in competition with one another, we should be collaborating to lift one another up”.

That is why the theme for the ELOY Conference and Awards 2021 is Collaboration For Sustainable Empowerment. #whenshewinsyouwin.

The ELOY Foundation has moved the needle from just conversations about Sustaining Women Empowerment to taking action in providing a platform for Women in MSMEs to thrive and sustain their businesses through access to mentoring, training, affordable finance, grants and networking opportunities.

What to expect?

Come November 26th, the ELOY Conference will host speakers and participants to presentations and panel discussions focusing on the theme of the ELOYs 2021. The keynote speaker is Hon Cecilia Bolajoko Dada, the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. The special address on the day will be given by Owen Omogiafo, President Transcorp PLC.

ELOY Conference and Awards 2021 – Everything you need to know

The 13th ELOYs promises to be informative, inspiring and will encourage collaborative efforts to sustain women empowerment. Other speakers at this year’s conference include Eno Essien, CEO Rheytrak, Sonnia Agu, CEO Sapio Club, Nonye Francic Madu, Psychotherapist, Lotana Ezeogu, Founder Skills Tribe, Ife Durosinmi-Eti, CEO Herconomy, Yetty Ogunnubi, Founder / Lead Publicist The YD Company, Tale Alimi, CEO Owoafara, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, CEO Zaphaire Events and Mabel Aladenusi, Head, Corporate Communications, PR and Digital TVC Communications.

The day will end with the Awards Ceremony in the evening. The prestigious ELOY Awards will be presented to 20 women who have been voted for by the public and have fulfilled the criteria of selection of the ELOY Governing Body.


Free Registration has begun for the ELOY Conference on the 26th of November 2021 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/195002817677. More information about the ELOYs can be found on www.eloyawards.com.

There are opportunities to sponsor a category and exhibit at the 13th ELOY Awards and Conference 2021. For sponsorship enquires and more information, please contact Hannah on 08098886184 or email [email protected]

ELOY Conference And Awards 2021 – Everything You Need To Know

About the ELOYs

The aim of the ELOY awards is to recognize Nigerian outstanding women and their achievements and roles in society. To increase the economic visibility of women in Nigeria, to create a platform for networking hence enhancing communication links to encourage women into businesses and to support the work being done by Nigerian women to improve themselves and Nigeria. This event is also being used as a platform to continue to increase awareness for cervical cancer which kills one woman every hour in Nigeria.

Impact of the ELOY Awards so far;
  • The ELOYs have been awarded to 205 women to date, who have gone on to be better at what they do.
  • We have been able to enrol 40 women in MSME’s onto the ELOY Foundation Sustainable Empowerment Program (SEP) that started in 2020, these small business owners were mentored for a period of six months and they had access to entrepreneurial training every month. 10 of them were awarded a grant.
  • It has increased motivation in all women as everyone wants to be nominated for an ELOY at one point during their career or business.
  • Improved self-development in awardees and nominees, that have gone on to make a huge impact on their sector.
  • A platform that has helped identify excellence in the creative and business sectors. They have gone on to become household names (Eno Essien, Sisi Yemmie, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Olamide, Korede Bello to mention a few)
  • ELOY recognizes categories and identifies industries where people think women are not active or striving in.

The ELOYs has become a permanent fixture on people’s calendars, as everyone in Nigeria looks forward to these prestigious awards every year with great expectations and trust.

Article culled from Exquisite Magazine

What to consider when planning a collaboration

Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.

-Simon Mainwaring

A business collaboration is an excellent way of getting things done for your business, especially when you are looking to leverage on the audience and resources of other businesses to actualize your business dreams or idea.

Collaborations could throw in a lot of relief in solving a business challenge. They also present opportunities to build the network you need to massively grow your business.
In truth “one tree cannot make a forest”. However, just before you decide to go all in to enjoy the benefits of collaboration, there are certain questions you should not only ask yourself but also have well defined answers for.


    Collaborations are not “parasitic” schemes where one party spends and the other party grows.

    Rather, they are more “symbiotic” in operation and are mutually beneficial to both parties at the long run.

    So, while you look after your own interests, you also want to think of what benefits the other party would gain partnering with you.

    Make sure the value you’re offering is one you’d like to receive if the roles were reversed.


The pressure to “flow with the tide” when it comes to working with others could escalate. This might force you as a partner to agree decisions and ideas that could turn out to be detrimental to your own business goals.

What are your business goals? Does your intending partner have similar goals?
Knowing all of these will ensure that you both are in the same league.



A whole lot of excitements envelopes the thought of “available resources” when it comes to collaborating with the “big fishes”.

Yes, you want to get right to work and finally bring that idea to fruition, you want to start with that fantastic project that no one has done before, Nice!

before you go all out and invest your time and resources into an idea with your collaborators, you might want to try it out on a smaller scale and see how it performs.
Doing that will help you determine if its something you want to do in the long run.


Collaborations can be time consuming, especially with a poorly selected strategy.

It becomes a serious risk when targets have been set and deadlines for delivery have been put in place and you cannot put in the extra number of hours required to pull it off.

This could lead to frustration and ultimately loss of money and investments on both ends at the long run.
So, determine beforehand, how much time you are willing to spend (planning and preparation), and how much of your regular business time you are willing to spare.


This is the most important part of any form of business agreement. All parties are to be well and duly informed of the legal implications of their actions in business. This is to be done by a lawyer.

When collaborations fail, all parties tend to go emotional about loss and hence things could go awry between both parties. That is why it is very important that both parties come to a legal agreement binding all parties involved and the course of action that should be taken as pertaining to the existing business law of the country at that particular time.

After considering these factors, you’re well on your way to planning a collaboration that will hugely boost your business.

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