Meet Barr. Timipre Wolo.. She is the CEO of TFN Energy Limited & Founder of #CGEEE . A lawyer by training, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters’ Degree (LL.M.) in Oil & Gas Law, from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Growing up in the oil rich but highly impoverished Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Ms. Wolo developed an early interest in finding lasting solutions to the development issues in the region. The loss of her mother at the age of 12 did not stop her from pursuing her educational dreams and she became Nigeria's youth delegate to the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Timipre began her career in private legal practice. In 2010, she joined the Legal Department of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), and was subsequently appointed Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary.
In September 2011, she was assigned the responsibility of driving the PTDF Post Amnesty capacity-building initiative, as pioneer Head of the Industry Collaboration Unit (ICU) of the Fund, thus becoming the youngest member of the male dominated PTDF Management.
Driven by her passion and commitment to youth development, while serving in the PTDF, Timipre championed a number of youth empowerment initiatives including PTDF pioneer Partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). These initiatives led to the award of full foreign scholarships to young men and women from less privileged backgrounds from the Niger Delta and across Nigeria. Timipre also championed the first ever Helicopter pilot training Programme for the petroleum industry in Nigeria.
Listed as one of 90 personalities who inspire Nigeria, Timipre’s service to humanity and leadership excellence has been recognized by the international and local guild. She has received numerous accolades including a “Letter of Recognition” by the Commonwealth Youth Council; the “African Woman of Worth” 2015 Award, by the African Women in Leadership Organization; as well as the Role Model for the Female Child 2016, Award. She is also a Finalist in the Professional Achievement Category of the prestigious @britishcouncil Awards 2017. #iwd2017
Meet Dr Jennifer Warren! You can't possibly listen to Jen's story and remain the same. The organizers of this year's conference could not have chosen a better title! "Inspiring Journeys". Jen's story is one of resilience and turning setbacks into amazing comebacks! Turning disability into ability💪💪💯 36 year old Jen joined the Army for adventure and a touch of teenage rebellion – her father served in the RAF. Having worked as a Regimental Medical Officer in Germany, and completing a tour of Afghanistan, she returned home to start professional anaesthetic training when a skiing accident in 2008 resulted in her losing the use of her left leg.
Since then, Jen has turned her focus to paratriathlon which she has found hugely beneficial for both her physical and psychological recovery: “Disability might define what you can’t do but the only limit on what you can do is your imagination.” Jen has taken part in numerous sporting events; most notably winning 9 medals at the 2016 Invictus Games, becoming the first person to take part in the Lewa Marathon in a wheelchair and captaining the first female disabled team to complete the Arch to Arc, all while rebuilding her career as an anaesthetist and becoming a mother.
#strengthofawoman#drjenwarren#jenwarren#triumph#invictus#princeharry#Co -panelist #internationalwomensday#iwd2017#unitedkingdom
Meet Professor Carron Shankland! When I first read her profile, I couldn't help but wonder why I was being paired as a Co-Panelist with such a remarkably accomplishment academic! A Professor in Computing Science! But meeting her in person and listening to her story made me realize, that at the end of the day, no matter where we come from or how different our stories may be, sometimes we all want the same things and some experiences are universal! E.g. Dreams, aspirations, ambitions, success, love, family, career, success, loss, grief etc.
Carron is a professor in Computing Science at the University of Stirling. In 2016 she was one of twelve women in Computing and Mathematics to receive a Suffrage Science Award, recognising both scientific achievement and ability to inspire others.
Carron is passionate about the promotion of careers in science for women, having initiated and led the Athena SWAN programme of actions at Stirling for four years. She chairs the BCS Women in Computing Research Group and is building a good practice network of computing departments engaged in gender equality work.
Carron has been an academic for twenty-seven years; at Stirling for twenty of those years. Her research is about understanding the behaviour of biological systems through mathematical and computational models. She co-leads the POEMS network linking modelling to healthcare technology. A current project is in modelling cancer therapies to try to understand how the actions of therapies might combine to greater effect. As a senior academic, she believes in participating in governance: she's had positions on Academic Council and University Court, and was deputy head of Natural Sciences.
When she's not doing computing science (or admin!) she likes to play classical chamber music (she plays clarinet and viola), chop things down in the garden, or visit galleries and coffee shops with her partner Pat. #internationalwomensday#iwd2017#aberdeen#scotland#unitedkingdom#CarronShankland @CarronShankland
Meet Hannah Miley! The first thing that struck me about this incredibly strong woman was her humility! You could never guess how strong she really is from her appearance but this woman right here is one of Scotland’s most successful female swimmers! Hannah has an international swimming career spanning a decade thus far. Three Olympic Games, including a 4th place finish in the 400m Individual Medley in Rio, along with multiple medal winning performances at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Hannah, raised in Inverurie, north of Aberdeen is renowned for her work ethic and commitment to achieving her goals. Her development and consistency has been partly attributed to the support network around her, namely her father and coach, Patrick, who is now a full-time coach having previously worked as a helicopter pilot. They are a very unique and formidable team, often highlighting the importance of continued communication to improve.
Perhaps Hannah’s greatest achievement was in defending her 2010 Commonwealth title in front of a partisan crowd in Glasgow in 2014, with a resounding victory in the 400m Individual Medley. Softly spoken Hannah has built a rapport with media outlets and the wider audience thanks to her candid interviews and love for her sport.
A wonderful ambassador to her sport, Hannah has set her sights on an unprecedented third consecutive Commonwealth Games title in Australia in 2018.
It was indeed an honour to have shared the stage with you as a Co Speaker/Panelist at the #internationalwomensday#iwd2017 Conference and to say I was inspired by you is to say the least👍 #strengthofawoman 💪#hannahmiley#aberdeen#scotland#unitedkingdom
This is a picture from March (when I hid feminist literature around the Boston area for International Women's Day and A Day Without Women) but it's perfect for today because it has been exactly #6MonthsSinceWomensMarch !!!! 😺👍
Africa for Africans. ✨💫🖤🇲🇬🌍 African Philanthropist #makingafricanhistory#AfricanPride#AfricaForAfricans
In 2013, Lalao opened her village's first community school. She welcomed 65 students in an old house with a brick floor and desks made of wooden planks.
Today, we salute the determination and resourcefulness of Lalao and all women like her who stand up for education across the world. #BoldforChange 💪🏼 📹: GPE/Carine Durand
Last September, the new school that Lalao petitioned the government to build received 54 textbooks thanks to a GPE-funded program and school kits were distributed to the 172 pupils enrolled for 2016-2017 school year.
@Regrann from @ca_nigeria - #Repost @ramoth_hc with @repostapp
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Make donations today and support a woman with breast cancer. .
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@Regrann from @natgeo - Photographer and marine biologist @CristinaMittermeier explores the clear waters of a “cenote” in the Yucatan Peninsula. Being a photographer on assignment @natgeo is exciting but it requires tremendous sacrifice. It demands boundless energy, unflagging enthusiasm, a spirit of adventure, the ability to survive under difficult circumstances, and the courage to confront danger. For me, this all-consuming career is fueled by a passion to make a difference to the conservation to our beautiful planet. The life that we have chosen is frenetic, exciting and sometimes dangerous but, for the chance of making a difference, every minute of it is worth it. Photo by @PaulNicklen #InternationalWomensDay
@Microsoft - Empowering girls to change the world, stay in STEM, and be the ones to #MakeWhatsNext . Microsoft welcomes girls for a free workshop with @natgeo personalities at select Microsoft stores on 3/18. Visit makewhatsnext.com for details. #IWD2017#sponsored
“Ask for help when you need it, this is no prize for struggling on your own. The right advice or help at the right time can be life changing” says Alice Black, Co-Director of @designmuseum.
See more helpful advice and wonderful words of wisdom from our 15 female creative icons by checking out The Dots #IWD2017 project highlighting the amazing women redefining the creative industries over on The Dots. Link in bio.