KnowHow, CIPE’s new online resource, matches the professional skills of corporate or individual volunteers with business associations seeking technical assistance. The online resource targets associations, rather than single entrepreneurs or business professionals, because helping an association multiplies the effect of a single intervention across an entire membership. While KnowHow is open to all associations, the first group of participants are women’s associations, like the Women in Business and Management (WIMBIZ) in Nigeria.WIMBIZ’s mission is “to be the catalyst that elevates the profile and influence of women in management and business”.
The organization has experienced steady membership growth from 25 members in 2008 to 75 members in 2010. WIMBIZ also holds the Winning Without Compromise (WIWIC) program twice a year to prepare female undergraduates for workplace and business issues.
Yesterday, ex-beauty queen Omowunmi Akinnifesi was named Female Fashion Icon 2011 at the Vanguard Allure Style Icon Awards. She is the daughter of a former Central Bank of Nigeria director. In 2005, eighteen year old Akinnifesi was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.
n 2008, Akinnifesi graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Geography and Regional Planning, and was first runner-up on the Nigerian version of Strictly Come Dancing.
Here is the photo of our president Jonathan. He was this evening officially declared the winner of Saturday, April 16, 2011 presidential election. He won 22.5 million votes, around 57 percent of votes cast.