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Empowerment Summit

Ignite Your Potential, Inspire Transformation.

Join us at our annual Empowerment Summit, where we unlock your full potential and ignite a transformative journey. This dynamic event brings together thought leaders, experts, and visionaries to share powerful insights and practical strategies for personal and professional growth. Through engaging workshops, inspiring keynote speeches, and interactive sessions, you’ll gain the tools, knowledge, and confidence to overcome obstacles, embrace your strengths, and step into your true power. Discover new perspectives, build meaningful connections, and unleash the fearless leader within you. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or simply seeking personal development, the Empowerment Summit is your catalyst for positive change. Prepare to be inspired, motivated, and equipped to create a life of purpose, fulfillment, and success.

EmpowerED: Elevating Excellence in Business, Leadership, and Personal Development

Are you a leader or aspiring to be one?

Join EmpowerED, a transformative program offering dynamic workshops to elevate your business, leadership, and personal development skills. Gain practical tools and strategies from expert facilitators, network with like-minded individuals, and unlock your true potential. Ignite your excellence and shape a brighter future with EmpowerED.

The STAR Girls' Forum: Inspiring and Empowering Future Leaders

Welcome to The STAR Girls’ Forum, a dynamic platform dedicated to inspiring and empowering young girls to become confident, resilient, and visionary leaders of tomorrow. We believe in nurturing their talents, fostering their dreams, and providing a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive. We offer a range of engaging activities, interactive workshops, and mentorship opportunities designed to develop essential life skills, cultivate leadership qualities, and encourage self-expression. Through inspiring role models, thought-provoking discussions, and hands-on experiences, we aim to ignite a spark of ambition and equip girls with the tools they need to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Fostering a sense of community and connection among young girls provides them with a network of peers with similar aspirations and values. The STAR Girls’ Forum encourages collaboration, empathy, and exchanging of ideas, empowering girls to support and uplift one another as they navigate their unique journeys. Our forum is driven by the belief that every girl has the potential to create positive change in her life and make a lasting impact on the world. We aim to empower girls to become influential leaders who contribute to a more inclusive and equitable society by cultivating their talents, nurturing their passions, and instilling confidence and purpose.

Join The STAR Girls’ Forum and be part of a community that inspires and empowers young girls to dream big, break barriers, and shape a future where their voices are heard, and their potential knows no bounds. Together, we will unleash the power of their dreams and pave the way for a generation of strong, confident, and compassionate future leaders.

Connect & Rise

Uniting, Mentoring, and Empowering for Success.

Welcome to Connect & Rise, the ultimate platform that combines networking, mentoring, coaching and empowerment to propel you toward success. Our mission is to provide a transformative experience where you can connect with others, receive guidance from mentors, and unleash your true potential through personalized support. At Connect & Rise events, we believe in the power of connections. Engage with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, industry experts, and thought leaders. Expand your network, forge valuable relationships, and explore exciting collaborative opportunities.

Mentoring is at the heart of what we do. Benefit from the wisdom and expertise of experienced mentors dedicated to your growth. Gain valuable insights, receive personalized guidance, and confidently navigate your professional and personal challenges. We understand the importance of empowering you to reach your goals. Our coaching services offer tailored support to help you develop strategies, overcome obstacles, and achieve your aspirations. Our expert coaches are committed to inspiring and guiding you on your journey to success. We believe that everyone has untapped potential waiting to be unleashed. Join us and discover a world of opportunities, personal growth, and empowerment. Rise above limitations, connect with the right people, and unlock your full potential.


Skills Accelerator Workshop: Unleasing Women's Potential for Prosperity.

We empower women to seize opportunities, tap into resources, and unlock their fullest potential. Our specialized skill acquisition workshops are designed to cultivate each woman’s natural strengths, bridge knowledge gaps, and foster confidence, nurturing strong business acumen from an initial creative spark to flourishing entrepreneurship and community leadership. Our mission is to ignite a transformative journey for women, propelling them toward becoming visionary business owners and entrepreneurs. Led by accomplished entrepreneurs who have walked the path to success, our unique workshops provide a platform for women to learn from those who understand the intricacies of their craft and are eager to share their knowledge to uplift and inspire other women.

Through our workshops, women will gain invaluable insights, practical strategies, and the necessary tools to thrive in their entrepreneurial pursuits. From business planning to marketing strategies, financial management to leadership skills, we cover many topics that address aspiring women entrepreneurs’ specific needs and aspirations. So join us to embark on a transformative experience that will empower you to realize your dreams. Discover the power within you, harness your creativity, and embrace the limitless possibilities that await. Let our Skills Accelerator Workshop guide you as you embark on a journey of entrepreneurship, leadership, and personal growth. Together, we will ignite a powerful movement of women creating prosperous futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Network for the Empowerment of Women events are amazing, bringing women together from all works to be empowered. Wonderful evenings and great speakers, went home more empowered.
Dr. Felicia
I am absolutely proud to be surrounded by women who are empowering and celebrating each other, this is absolutely uplifting. So energetic!
Lisa Murphy
Enfield, NS
The event was amazing, people talked from their hearts, people were empowered to really show who they are, what their strengths and passion are, and what they believe in.
Sujata De Souza
Toronto, ON
The event exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed empowering speeches from great women, they opened my eyes and made me believe in my potential and ability to succeed in whatever I do.
Irene Mabe La
Halifax, NS
The first Impact and Empowerment summit was amazing and definitely exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed listening to women who spoke during the summit, they were very empowering and eyes opening. They made me believe more in my potential to succeed in whatever I do. I will recommend it to anyone I know.
Halifax, NS
The inaugural Impact & Empowerment Summit hosted by the Network for the Empowerment of Women was absolutely fantastic. Hearing and seeing women who have experienced and overcome the different forms of challenges, including poverty, widowhood crisis, mental illness and refugee crises telling the story of how they not only overcame but also are now leading change by empowering and encouraging others was truly uplifting.
Halifax, NS
It was as stated. I was empowered to listen to different perspectives and experiences of women coming from different worlds with backgrounds. And despite coming from different worlds and backgrounds, the way we shared some unique connections that actually every woman can go through, but also not just the connections but also the strength we have when we come together. So it was really empowering for me to see those women leaders and business women who actually made something from nothing to something big, so this was inspiring as well.
Halifax, NS
The event was absolutely amazing. I think Ifeoma and her team did an incredible job because It is not easy to put something like this together. I have been doing this since 2012 and I know how hard she would have worked to bring everything together. I say bravo to her, congratulations, I can’t wait to see what else she is going to do, and her next event, I think it’s going to be just as incredible and amazing. I am going to start talking about her more and to get people think about engaging her as an event planner from all the stuff that she did here today. Congratulations to her.
Halifax, NS
The event was awesome, well organized, the facility here is beautiful, the energy in the room really kind of speaks for its self. That is why I personally enjoy coming to things like this because it is really so uplifting. And hearing from so many inspiring and empowering women just really gives you that extra drive and I find staying engaged in this culture all the time by attending things like this as they come up is the best thing you can do for yourself to grow.
Summerside, PEI
It is quite inspiring! I am inspired to come here to hear the success stories of women that have been here. I came here as an immigrant and was wondering how I can really succeed in this environment, but hearing the stories of people that have actually done it and made it happen, I am inspired to actually go out there and do it.
Halifax, NS
The event was amazing, what I love the most was that people talked from their hearts, people were empowered to really show who they are, what their strength are, what’s their passion, and what they believe in.
Toronto, ON
It was really a great event, I believe I made the best decision to spend my Saturday here because being with these women will inspire you, will tell you how it is because they have been in this business for a while they know how things are done. Growing up, these are the people I look up to, these are the people I want to be like. So, it’s been a pleasure being here with them and I am glad I had the opportunity to be in their midst as well and I hope we get to do this more often so we can show the women out there that together we are stronger and we should keep on empowering other women as well.
Halifax, NS
It is a great event and lots of great leaders here, great empowerment speeches, it was great, I love it.
Lisa D.
Dartmouth, NS
Definitely, I give credit to the ladies who organized the event. It is very good to empower a woman. I have learnt so much from all the presenters starting from those who told us to care about ourselves. So many times we get stressed up ad we can’t get organized and remember a woman is the whole foundation of a family. So if you loss a woman you lose a family. So whoever is doing this job, whom we all know, the lady has done a great job to put women together and I would like to see this next year and I wish it becomes an annual event and I will come all the way from Toronto to attend the event again.
Toronto, ON
The women empowerment presentation that was held in November 2018 was really interesting because it showed that everything is possible. women’s testimonials motivated people and also pushed you to go forward or action something new.
Halifax, NS Previous Slide
International Women's Day 2022: It was an awesome moment at the star women's network, breaking the bias on the 5th of March. It was worth the time, as I hear different women speak and tell their stories on how they were able to break the bias and impact lives. The convener Mrs. Ifeoma Esonwune lit the whole house with her welcoming speech, the atmosphere was exhilarating as we were charged up to take up space and become an authority in our respective fields. The guest of honors made it more interesting by sharing from their wealth of knowledge how to break the bias of women. Permit yourself to shine, do not dim your light, you are a city set on a hill that should not be hidden. Someone is waiting for that light, if you don't shine it, the other person might not start. Use your voice, tell your story the world needs to hear it. You are a problem solver, you birth solutions, maximize your potential and bring value to the table. To break the external bias, you need to conquer the internal bias. Speak life with your tongue, believe in yourself, tell yourself you are made for greatness, do not listen to that limiting voice. Know that you are strong, tenacious, audacious, and resilient. You are a STAR, woman.
Faith Ajayi
Lagos, Nigeria
I AM A WOMAN. I don't need your approval to shine. nor speak out I am made to last. Powerful revelations were made by Peju Abuchi at the IWD 2022 about THE WOMAN. I am still in awe. I AM EMBRACED, EQUIPPED, AND ENCOURAGED. I am empowered to win I embrace who I am I won't allow what goes on behind closed doors to silence my voice I'd be outspoken if needed. I'd walk alone if that's needed I'd take a stand I won't dim my light because someone doesn't want me to speak up I'd break the silence I'd Use my voice I'd motivate that next woman to be able to.... I'd give myself the permission to celebrate me and another woman Awesome instructions by Allison Daniels. I won't forget those. I was privileged to meet Rita Onuorah Sonia S. Ikheloa and other amazing women from several parts of the world. Faith Ayomide and Emily Rodger too Ifeoma Esonwune God bless you Queen. You are a woman that motivates women to become whoever they choose to be. Thanks so much for granting four other women and myself free access to attend. We were encouraged and we just couldn't leave till the end. How could we? God bless you for all you do Queen. I love you. Aanya Wig too was great. I'm blessed to hear some of your story and congratulations to her for winning the game. You are awesome. Awesome. Love from Grace Dazzle Oyegbade
Grace Oyegbade
Lagos, Nigeria
I am Victoria Shittu-Emmanuel. I was invited by Grace Dazzle Oyegbade. I was really impacted at the last workshop in celebration of women's day. Meeting women of value all over the world motivated me. Keep up the good work. We are breaking the bias
Have you ever listened to a song and felt like the artist had you in mind when they penned it down? This was how I felt when I attended the International Women's Day Event. All the speakers obviously had a lot of passion and knowledge pertaining the issues affecting women and Girls. As well as issues to do with mental health. At the end of the event, I found peace, empowerment, answers, refreshment, love, motivation, and resilience through listening to the different speakers. And I grant myself permission to win this year. Esther Akurut.
It was uplifting, powerful, and meaningful to be a part of the IWD event. Listening to other women's journeys and how they overcame challenges in their lives was humbling and inspirational. Such an important forum to learn and grow from each other. Star Women's Network - continue being that beacon of light that illuminates and strengthens our world.
Ontario, Canada

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