Session 1: Young & Innovating: Finding Your Fit in Infrastructure & Natural Resources
Monday, 17 June, 8.30am

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IFC along with GirlEng and ESG Africa would like to invite you to a special day themed ‘Young & Innovating: Finding Your Fit in Infrastructure & Natural Resources’. We welcome the participation of innovators, young leaders, and community advocates to this special event on June 17th at the King Fahd hotel, from 830am – 5pm. The IFC-GirlEng morning workshop, lead by Hema Vallabh, will host over fifty 10th-12th grade girls. The girls will explore exciting opportunities in the world of engineering, learn about the future of work, and gain insights into STEM education. Participants will also have an opportunity to interact and ask questions of women engineers, participate in a hands-on activity focused on personal & career development, and learn more about STEM careers. **This workshop is a closed pre-registered event**

The afternoon session, open to registration for all interested participants, will begin with a light networking lunch and shift to a range of creative formats, leading off with a very interactive Environmental, Social Governance, Governance master class with Seynabou Ba of ESG Africa, Social Networking & Branding Tips with Moussoukoro Diop of IFC, Shark Tank pitches, and small group breakouts for expert advice and exchanges with dynamic young entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

Agenda:

Session 1:
8:30am:
Arrival and check-in
9-12pm:
STEM & Leadership Workshop (secondary school girls closed session)

Session 2:
12–12:30pm:
Check-in and Light Lunch
12:30-12:45pm: Welcome/Introductions
12:45-2:30pm: Mini Master Class with Seynabou Ba, Founder, ESG Africa
2:30-2:45pm: Tips on Social Networking & Branding, Moussou Diop, Communications Officer, IFC
2:45-3.05pm: Break – move into breakouts
3:05-4.30pm: Shared insights from 8-10 young entrepreneurs and industry professionals (rotating to different tables)
4:30-5.00pm: Pitches from Contest Finalists (Shark tank preview)

Key Speaker (morning session)

  • Hema Vallabh, Co-founder, WomEng

Key Speakers (afternoon session):

  • Seynabou Ba, Senior Executive Advisor at ESG Africa
  • Moussoukoro Diop, Communications Officer, IFC
  • Olamide Johnson, Chief of Staff, Ventures Platform
  • Tochukwu Egesi, Founder & CEO, Innovation Corner
  • Jacob Kwaku Gyan, CEO, Adroit 360
  • Juan Pablo Marín, Director, DataSketch
  • Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti, Managing Partner, NoirBlanc Africa A
  • Ashwin Ravichandran, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Director of Portfolio & Ghana, MESTAfrica
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