Thursday, 8 June 2017

“ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOT FOR EVERYONE” -CEO BIOLA ALABI MEDIA

Chief Operating Officer Quadrant MSLGroup/ VivaWomen Lead, Tosin Adefeko, Chief Future Officer, Troyka Nigeria Solomon Ikhioda;  CEO Biola Alabi Media/Founder Grooming for Greatness,  Biola Alabi; and Creative Director, Insight Publicis Nigeria, Simisola Hughes during the VivaWomen Quarterly Talks held recently at Insight Publicis Nigeria Office, Lagos

The CEO of Biola Alabi Media and Founder, Grooming for Greatness has stated that while entrepreneurship is a rewarding venture, it is not meant for everyone.


She made the submission at the VivaWomen women quarterly event held at Insight Publicis Nigeria office in Lagos.

While delivering a keynote address on the topic: An Anywhere Leader - Lead with a Difference”, Mrs. Alabi remarked that everyone can be leaders, regardless of their titles. Telling her story, she spoke of how she grew from being a Content salesperson at Sesame Street in America to leading the largest PayTv channel in Africa.

In her words: “when I took on the position as MD of MNet, I had no clue what I was getting into. I literally had to learn the hard way, to lead albeit with fear. Along the line, I came to the realization that to be an anywhere leader, you are constantly going to be in a flux and you need to transform and adjust to different circumstances”

Meanwhile, the VivaWomen Nigeria Lead/Chief Operating Officer, Quadrant MSLGroup, Mrs. Tosin Adefeko while speaking at the event reiterated that the VivaWomen initiative is to provide a platform for women within the group to share their experiences, best practices, mentoring and for networking.  


VivaWomen is a Publicis Groupe Internal Women’s network within Troyka Holdings.