Monday, 30 May 2016

Read all about the second edition of Woman2Woman

The second edition of Woman2Woman powered by Toyin Omozuwa took place in Hotel De Horizon on May 28, 2016.

In accordance with the tradition of the programme, two panelists were invited to speak on how to handle relational wars in our offices and homes.

The speakers were Mrs. Hansatu Adegbite and my humble self- Chinyere Obi-Obasi.

Hansatu is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Abuja with Masters in Business Administration from the Business School Netherlands. She is a United Kingdom Certified Trainer, Associated Stress Consultant and Life Coach. She is married for 17 years and blessed with 2 teenage sons. 

I attended Federal Government Girl’s College, Benin-City, obtained B.A. (Hons.) in English language/literature, from Abia State University, Okigwe, LL.B (Hons.) from University of Uyo, Uyo and B.L from the Nigerian law school.

I am a creative entrepreneur; a compere, public speaker on parenting, talent and social issues, comedienne, rapporteur, presenter, writer and publisher.

Hansatu speech centred on putting a leash on relational wars. LEASH is acronym for Lion, Elephant, Ant, Sheep and Horse. She advised women to study the characteristics of these animals and adopt any of them in settling their issues.

She explained to the gathering that;
Lions protect their territories.

Elephants accommodate and provide significant space for others.

Ants collaborate. They are focused and refuse to retreat. They provide strong support system for themselves.

Sheep are peaceful animals that do not revisit issues.

Horses compromise. Though they forge ahead, they never forget.

I told the audience that the foundation of every marriage was important. The foundation determined if any marriage will survive or not.

I advised women to love themselves and understand their strengths and weaknesses and must not allow their weaknesses or defaults to define them.

Next to speak was Joy Akerele who in between tears narrated how her sister who was in an abusive relationship for over 23years died. She died at the time she made up her mind to finally leave and never come back.

Roseline Enujiofor whose story appeared on major blogs as a result of domestic violence she suffered in the hands of her husband was next to speak to a shocked audience about how she went through domestic abuse of the worst kind.

To lighten the melancholy mood that descended on the audience after the stories, Liz Nwosisi gave a special number titled, ‘it is my season; it is my time to shine again.’

Immediately after the song, was the interactive session where people took the opportunity to air their minds and ask the panelists questions.

There were many passionate moments.

The conclusion was that no woman should remain in abusive relationship because it was not only unhealthy, it could cost them their lives.

The programme which started a few minutes after 4pm ended by 7.30 pm.

Refreshments were served while people used the period to network.

The next edition of Woman2Woman is scheduled for August 27, 2016.

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