Get up Talks

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Women Mentoring Women invites you to Get up Talks’ on November 22 taking place in East Village from 10.30am – 2.30pm. The talks would help you as a woman challenge your limits,raise your profile, take action and live a life of impact. The talks would inspire and give you practical tips to progress.

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Introductory session: i get up

In this session Funke would share how she has turned her lemons into lemonade. She will encourage you on how to deal with whatever life throws at you and how to still keep smiling no matter what.


Session 1 (open to all)

Speaker: Vanessa Vallely

Topic: iConnect

Throughout this interactive and practical session you will hear about the tools and techniques Vanessa has used to rise from project analyst to COO and launch 2 successful businesses in less than 6 years.

Vanessa will also share with you her tips on how to become comfortable with raising your profile plus a myriad of other practical advice. From networking and mentoring, to social media and giving back. Vanessa will advise you on a huge array of profile raising activities that are not only simple but easy to put into practice straight away!

About Vanessa

Regarded as one of the most highly networked women in and out of the city of London.

Vanessa appears on every watch list following top women in the City, such as: Financial News Top 100 Rising Star across Europe, Africa and EMEA; Financial News Top 100 Women in Finance, and The International Alliance for Women’s Top 100 Global Women who are making a notable difference to female empowerment. In 2013, she received accolades such as Brummel’s Top 30 Inspirational Women in the City and was also awarded the Global Leadership Award at Columbia University from US network Womensphere. Vanessa’s latest achievement is being cited as one of 50 Women of Influence by one of the UK’s leading magazines, Good Housekeeping (Nov 2013).

Author ‘Heels of steel’- a chronicle of Vanessa’s career climb as a corporate woman in a man’s world

Vanessa’s experience stems from a 25 year career in Banking and Finance, holding senior positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Governance and Business Management.

Founder of, a network helping over 30,000 members helping women connect and grow personally and professionally

Pearly queen of the City of London


Register for Get up talks to find out more and take your next steps towards raising your profile and attracting opportunities that will enable you to progress in your Career or business and above all help others.


Session 2 (choice of one talk below)

i create

Jacqueline, the author of “The Widow’s Jar of Oil” and “Your Talent is Your Wealth” will help you discover your gifts, skills and talents and how to use it to move beyond working in a job where the drudgery of pay cheque to pay cheque is never ending to owning your own business or launching a product.

i count

This is an interactive session that will help you discover the hidden gifts and talents inside you. In this session, you will receive guidance on how to uncover your unique purpose. Pst Bimbo will share the benefits of fulfilling your purpose and stories of women who have made their lives count and how you can too. You will also leave with practical tips on how to have a great work/life balance in order to accomplish your purpose.

i can

Ronke will share her story of how she dared to dream. This is an interactive session that will encourage you to believe you can achieve your dreams/goals. It will help you recognise and overcome self limiting beliefs, consider how to attract the right people to help you achieve your dreams and highlight what it takes to live your dream.



Funke Oham enjoys bringing women together to connect, support and inspire one another. In June 2003, the seed for the Ladies Club was sown. As a result of this project, Funke was a recipient of the Community Champions Award, Exceptional Community Champions Award and UnLtd Social Enterprise Award. She published her first book ‘Always a Mum; How I survived my baby loss to walk alongside other baby loss survivors.  She is a psychology graduate, qualified coach and inspirational speaker.

Vanessa Vallely is a recognised expert in person-to-person business networking, online branding and motivational speaking. She is regarded as one of the most highly networked women in and out of the City of London. Vanessa has delivered keynotes for over 80 companies in Europe, the US, India and the Middle East. Vanessa’s latest achievement is being cited as one of 50 Women of Influence by one of the UK’s leading magazines, Good Housekeeping (Nov 2013). Vanessa has recently released her first book, “Heels of Steel” which tracks her exceptional career climb to the C-suite.

Ronke Lawal is a passionate business woman and runs both RSL Management Services and Simone Williams Fashion Label. She is a recipient of the Precious Award for Inspirational Leadership. Her previous roles include Chief Executive of the Islington Chamber of Commerce, non-executive director of The Hoxton Apprentice, Trustee of Voluntary Action Islington and Director of The Voluntary Action Academy. Ronke is currently on The Employers Panel for the National Employment Savings Trust, a Mentor for The Cherie Blair Foundation and The Elevation Networks Start Ups Initiative.

Bimbo Fola-Alade started professional life as a lawyer. She is currently the family life pastor at Trinity Chapel. A practical and thorough teacher of the word; she is sought after for her down to earth but scriptural approach to life issues. She regularly holds women’s seminars and retreats and conducts comprehensive premarital guidance and marriage enrichment programs. She is also a trained Christian counselor and author of 4 books – ‘ Are you the One for Me’, ‘Real Women, Real Issues, Real Faith’, ‘ Life Makeover’ and ‘Raising Exceptional Children’. An avid reader and writer, she is also editor of ‘Leadership & Lifestyle’ magazine.

Jacqueline Ani is the Founder and Managing Director of Empowered Woman Ltd. She is also the brain child of Empowered Woman Mentoring for Purpose Programme. Her experiences spans from working as a Corporate Recruitment Consultant recruiting for big investment banks in the City; she then went into training and developed her career as a PGCE Literacy Lecture. Jacqueline is also an author, inspirational speaker, professional life coach and prophetic change mentor with many years of international experience. She is the author of “The Widow’s Jar of Oil” and “Your Talent is Your Wealth


The general session and session 1 (open to all)

Session 2 (choice of only 1 session, allocated on event day)

We look forward to having you with us on the 22nd of November. You will leave Get up Talks motivated to take action and achieve your dream.

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