Friday, March 18, 2011

Akintola Willams Deloitte Celebrates International Women’s Day 2011

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

On Tuesday 8 March 2011, Akintola William Deloitte (AWD) held its International Women’s Day (IWD) Forum tagged “Charting a Career Path: Balancing Family, Career, and Relationships”. Distinguished female ‘role models,’ Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD Afribank Trustees & Asset Management Company ltd, Mrs. Tara Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International, Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Limited, Mrs. Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy, and Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Limited, were invited and present to speak at the forum included

        L to R: Mrs. Tara-Fela Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International; Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD of Afribank Trustees and Asset Mgt. Co; Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Ltd; Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Ltd; Mrs Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy; and Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte at the women’s forum organised by Akintola Williams Deloitte on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

        The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 globally and by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited(DTTL) and its member firms to recognize the contributions of Deloitte women to the success of their local practices firms and the global Deloitte organization. This is the third consecutive year that DTTL and its member firms are celebrating this day. At the Akintola Williams Deloitte 2011 International Women’s Day forum, opening remarks were given by Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte.  “The aim of the day is to celebrate not only Deloitte women but also distinguished women outside Deloitte who continually strive for excellence and demonstrate leadership qualities that have made them successful role models in their careers and society.”

The event brought together all the female staff members and partners of Akintola Williams Deloitte in the Lagos office, including other invited guests, who took the opportunity to learn about what motivated these women to become successful in their chosen career.  The speakers unanimously recognized that women are ‘multi-taskers,’ who continually strive to balance family, career and relationships.  

Every speaker seemed to agree on these points: put God first in all that you set out to do, be determined to succeed against all odds, get the necessary qualifications that you need to advance your career or business, make time for life outside of work, and source for good hands to help with house chores or the children. They advised that employers should make the necessary effort to create flexible work time/ virtual office options for their staff members (especially for women).  Women were also advised not to despise ‘small beginnings’ as they eventually result to incremental steps that lead to success after they have put in a period of hard-work, determination, passion, and relentlessness.

Friday, March 4, 2011


As a brand, Tara range has been consistent with promoting all that is Nigerian; from the names of the products to its empowerment of young Nigerian women. To commemorate the 50th year  of Nigeria’s independence and reinforce its brand’s promise of promoting ethnicity; it presents – ‘The Jubilee Collection’.

Through out the year the brand will engage successful Nigerian women from different works of life and industries as spokepeople for the brand. Using the product line as a platform; it chooses to celebrate successful Nigerian women who strike a chord with the brand by who they are, what they stand for and what their personal brand represents.

This particular  collection is in celebration of renowned, multi-talented female photographer/ musician; T.Y Bello. Working closely with her over the years, we have been privy to her preferences in shades and hues. This collection is a reflection of some of her favourite colours. The launch will tie into the release of her new single, ‘The Future’. The message of the song is a reflection of what the brand is and it also reiterates their belief that great things and people can emanate from Nigeria. 

Tara Fela durotoye the creative director says it only seemed perfect to collaborate with her on this National project.The ‘Future’ is  a Nigerian song, it's a National song, it's a call to all that is positive about us.

This Limited Edition version will be available in stores from March 15 to May 15, the collection consists of three (3) striking products that T.Y Bello cannot do without: a fibre fuse mascara which adheres smoothly to the lashes within a fibre rich film; the nude lipstick which gives an easy to go girly look any day any time and the blush cum bronzer which is a perfect blend of lightweight pigments that enhances the cheekbones and creates a glow in a most natural way. This collection is simply designed to give you that effortlessly gorgeous look, yet appearing so natural.

It is presented in a picture-embossed box with the T.Y Bello single inclusive while stocks last.

Check out the song on

Look out for more collaborations with other women who reflect ‘the future’ that we desire.