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Write and Win Big in the WIMBIZ-YOUWIN

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Women manage manifold challenges in the different areas of their lives: workplace, home etc. The vision to assist them in managing these different areas enables them fulfill their potential and be meaningful contributors to economic development.

Women in business have to face a lot of entrepreneurial upheavals and corporate world issues, that groom them for success and upward movement in the corporate ladder. The solutions to a lot of these things are not panacea.

Women in Management, Business and Public Sector (WIMBIZ), is a female focused Nigeria based non-governmental organization established in 2002 by 14 individuals with an overriding vision to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building. The vision is to assist women manage challenges peculiar to them in the corporate world, enhancing their ability to move higher and thrive in the environment they are.


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As part of our efforts to be the catalyst that elevates the profile and influence of women and their contribution to nation building, WIMBIZ announces its partnership with Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) a business plan competition which is an entrepreneurial scheme borne out of the need to curb the increasing rate of unemployment amongst Nigerian youth.

This is the second year of the YouWin project. In the first year, YouWiN project successfully awarded grants to about 1,200 entrepreneurs across Nigeria, but only 18% of the award winners were women. This second year of the YouWiN! project is focused on women and is called YouWiN! Women. The aim is to increase the percentage of women who apply for the competition.

WIMBIZ is partnering with YOUWIN in the South West and South South States of the country, exposing women to the immense possibilities that exist in the Nigerian business environment. Thereby, opening and broadening their horizons.

The partnership aims to build an entrepreneurial and enterprise spirit in the women that will attend, unmasking and demystifying all the myths associated with business in Nigeria. This project will set women up for inventiveness, initiative-using in business, making go-getters of them.


Who can apply Nigerian female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-45 wishing to expand their existing businesses or birth a new business concept. The minimum academic qualification is OND/HND.

How to apply

Attend any of the business clinics in the State nearest to you from the list below, where you will receive assistance with registration and the application process as well as training on writing your business plans to ensure that YouWiN! Women win.

Saturday 22nd September, 2012: Lagos, Osun, Ogun & Ekiti States
Sunday 23rd September, 2012: Oyo & Ondo States
Saturday 29th September, 2012: Delta, Rivers & Cross River States
Sunday 30th September, 2012: Edo, Bayelsa, Oyo and Akwa Ibom States
For further information please visit our website www.wimbiz.org or contact Ayomide on 08034946249 or 08035946249 or email Ayomide@wimbiz.org
Hurry up and spread the word because its N10, 000,000.00 is up for grabs!

Nathan Jeffery
Notification Bell