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Female Founder Roundtable:Unique Inspiration for NCDMB Energy accelerator

February 10 @ 10:00 - 11:30 CST

At this live and interactive online event, the Energy region’s top female entrepreneurs, investors, and startup experts will share their stories, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Join us for what promises to be an informative and entertaining roundtable and Q&A discussion. All are welcome to attend.

What You’ll Learn:
  • The status of female entrepreneurs in your community
  • Network with other female-led and ally-led startups
  • Dive deeper into tactics to help you stand out
Featured Speakers:
  • Funmi Ogbue – President  @ Women in Energy (WIEN), CEO Zigma: Funmi Ogbue is the founder and Managing Director of Zigma. After decades of working with multinational organizations in the oil and gas sector including Abacan, Nexen, and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) she established Zigma; a company that provides engineering, procurement, and construction services(EPC). She is president of Women in Energy Network (WIEN), an association dedicated to closing the gender gap within the energy sector.
  • Oladunnni Owo- President @ Women in Energy Oil and Gas Nigeria, CEO Blackgold Energy Authorities:  -Dr. Oladunni Owo is currently the National President, of Women in Energy, Oil and Gas ( WEOG) Nigeria; Secretary, of Women In Sustainable Power Africa Network( WISPANET), Global Women Network for Energy Transition (GWNET), Austria; Forbes Women Forum – Energy group.
  • Ibilola Amao – CEO of Lonadek Global Services is a multi-award winning, woman-owned, ISO:9001:2015 certified Company. Lonadek prepares people, engineers and enterprises for the use of technology to create wealth. At Lonadek, my team & I provide Outsourcing, Staffing, Diversity, Workforce Development, Training and Human Capital Development Initiative (HCDI) initiatives to deliver Work From Home (WFH) and Work From Anywhere (WFA) solutions.
  • Ajuma Ataguba – Bio MD FI Abuja: Ajuma is an experienced business development consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the sectors of agriculture, education, technology and international trade. Skilled in project management / turnkey projects, business planning, coaching, and entrepreneurship; a Cochran Fellow, Mashav Scholar and Swedish Institute Alumna. Having social entrepreneurship certifications from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School. She is the Principal Consultant of The Learning Gate and Venture Partner at White Hibiscus Capital.
  • Janet Todorova – Head of Expansion at Founder Institute: Janet is the Head of Expansion at Founder Institute, and is working on opening new chapters of the FI accelerator globally.  She started as Director at the Founder Institute Berlin, and is currently a Director at Founder Institute Sofia running an Eastern Europe regional accelerator program together with FI Bucharest. Janet has experience working with HRinTech and FinTech with focus on business development and product development. She is passionate about startups in the field of education and sustainability, and interested in psychology.
  • Bennie Damul  – Female Founder Initiative, Founder Institute: The Female Founder Initiative was formed in 2016 to create more opportunities for women to build successful companies through Founder Institute’s global pre-seed accelerator program. We created the initiative with the overarching goal of leveraging the Founder Institute’s scope (180+ cities, 65+ countries) to make the global technology sector more gender-balanced. 
Additional Resources:
Find more Startup Events and learn more about FI’s Female Founder Initiative, a growing community of women in tech with access to additional mentors and workshops.

About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.


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