Vibrant Kick-Off and Networking Opportunities
On 17th May 2023, the WeAfric Product Update & Networking Event took place, setting the stage for an exciting and productive day. Attendees arrived at the event reception, eager to connect with fellow participants over delicious food and engage in valuable networking opportunities. The vibrant atmosphere was enhanced by the presence of Julius Popoola, the charismatic MC, who warmly welcomed everyone to the event.
Empowering Keynote Address by Lizo Ngqobongwana
Following the welcome remarks, Lizo Ngqobongwana, a distinguished keynote speaker, took the stage. With his wealth of knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and long service within the NHS, Lizo delivered an inspiring speech that resonated deeply with the audience. He underscored the importance of financial literacy, urging attendees to embrace their collective power as they work towards building a brighter future for the African diaspora.
Insights and Inspiration from Exceptional Presentations
The event featured a lineup of exceptional speakers, each bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the stage. Josef Yohannes, the creator of Urban Legends, shared his journey and insights into storytelling and its impact on communities. Mary Isokariari, a senior journalist from the BBC, offered valuable insights into the power of media in shaping narratives and driving positive change.
Teclit Michael Sebhatu, the inventor of Quadsaw, captivated the audience with his innovative ideas and shared his journey of transforming challenges into opportunities. Matthew Card, a software engineer & senior manager from BBC, provided a valuable motivational speech empowering individuals to take ownership of their future, leaving a lasting impact on the event and the community it represents.
"Empowering the African diaspora: Celebrating heritage, fostering collaboration, and shaping a brighter future together." - WeAfric Team
Progress in Product Development
WeAfric's product development updates were discussed as the team showcased the progress made in their integrated networking platform. Attendees were introduced to some of the features and functionalities designed to enhance networking capabilities, facilitate meaningful discussions, and provide valuable learning opportunities. The presentation highlighted WeAfric's commitment to creating a trusted and dynamic ecosystem for the African diaspora to thrive.
Empowerment Through Networking
The event provided ample opportunities for networking, allowing attendees to connect with like-minded individuals and forge valuable relationships. Additionally, the event offered entertainment elements, quizzes, and music creating a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere that fostered a sense of community.
As the event concluded, attendees left with a renewed sense of empowerment and determination, eager to make a difference and invest in their collective future. The success of the event was a testament to the vibrant and engaged community within WeAfric, setting the stage for continued growth and progress.