Tuesday, April 30, 2013

She Thought It Wise Not To Be Foolish: Unilag

Hello Tara Rangers and all you beautiful people in Nigeria. What a particularly bright day it is.
These past three weeks has been very interesting. Our 100Voices project kick started with the arrival of the 25 whose stories were found to be exceptionally inspiring; many interviews, many photo shoots, many joys shared, many memories made.

Yesterday, I was in University of Lagos for a symposium organized by the Faculty Of Arts. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by not only the audience turn-out, but also the fact that most of the invited guests like myself showed up. It must have taken a lot of commitment and also perseverance on the part of the organizers to achieve this.

Don't worry I'll bring you all the update about 100Voices but first, here are excerpts from my speech and some pictures to give you an idea of what went down.
  • Start small because little drops of water make a mighty ocean. grow fast, think big.
  • Start early when you have the energy to expend in pursuit of your cause. 
  • Start from where you are. Don't wait till your circumstances are perfect. There is no such thing    like perfect circumstances
  • Practice. Practice your story in such a way that you will be able to share it with others. Practice and hone your skills.

                                         Kate Henshaw- Nuttal was there. Truly wonderful woman

                                          Full auditorium

with some of the organizers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Woman As A Creator Of Wealth: My Speech at Convenant University

It was a truly interesting event over at Covenant University on Saturday 06th April 2013.
I remember walking into the University Chapel and thinking to myself what a really full house it is.Truly inspiring!
So for those of you who missed the event, here is an upload of what really went down and excerpts from my speech.

Woman as a creator of wealth  was for me a very fitting title for many reasons. Number one reason is the always present need to inspire young ladies to go out and do something for themselves and the society at large- to add value.

Creating or adding value to one's immediate and extended environment is the single best way a woman or in any case, an individual can create wealth.
House of Tara started off on the desire to create value- that of making brides beautiful on their joyous day; and we are where we are today, because we keep striving to add value to the society.
Of course, there is hard work, diligence and determination.

I believe it is very possible for women to own their own businesses, or have amazing careers and still have wonderful family life regardless of their backgrounds, or what has happened to them in the past.

On the definition of wealth and wealth creators 
  • Wealth  is tangible or intangible thing that makes a person, family or group better off. 
  • Tangible things that make a person better off include: money, material things
  • Intangible things include: Time, good health, youthfulness, family, impact.
  •  A wealth creator is a value creator
  • Women are created to be help meet, which means women are naturally value creators.

On the Proverbs 31 woman

  • The Proverbs 31 is beautiful, brainy, and spiritual
  • Her beauty emanates from within
  • She can buy a field with her hands, which means she is a woman of means
  • She is investment minded, industrious, discerning, organised, and stylish
  • she is most importantly, God fearing.