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LAGOS, NIGERIA – GLOBALLY IGNITING AFRICA! An International Non-profit Charity Organization based in the United Sates of America with active representation in the UK, Canada, UAE, Ireland, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe & South Africa has announced the first annual global mentoring event: Fashion Empowers which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria October 29th – 30th 2015.


The purpose of GIA Fashion Empowers is to lead, mentor, coach, sponsor, engage and support young girls and women in turning passion to profit that drives social change. GIA is committed to encouraging artists in fashion design, makeup, movie and music to help lead them through workshop, mentoring, coaching, sponsoring and by building self-sufficient and sustaining communities; supporting community focused program and causes that serve the overlooked needs of young girls and women. Fashion Empowers will select young girls and women between the ages of 16-55 whose purpose, passion and calling is to begin or continue a journey into the arts and fashion world.

This year the GIA board will select Our Global Winner as our first 2015 beneficiary. In addition, we have established a $5000 grant under The BHS Scholarship Fund, to support the 2015 winner.

The 2-day Even in details:

Day One – Thursday October 29th 11 am – 2 pm: Session 1 – Defining My Passion & Path (Understand how to find your calling and owning it) 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Session 2 – Turning My Passion to Profits (Learn how to turn your hobby into a money making machine while still loving what you do) 6 pm- 8.30 pm: Session 3 – An Evening of Mentoring & Meeting the Trailblazers (A session with the best designers in the business)

Day Two – Friday October 30th 10 am – 12 noon – Meet the Artist – Stacey Okparavero 5 pm – 7 pm – Red Carpet, Networking & Cocktails 7 pm – 10.30 pm – Entertainment & Awards

Tickets Day 2 of the mentoring event is ticketed; Regular tickets are $25 and VIP Tickets are $50 respectively. Please purchase your tickets online via:

The Non-Profit Organization Globally Igniting Africa originated as a non-profit organization in 2011 is dedicated to honouring exceptional girls and women around the Africa who stand as inspirational and positive role models, as well as empowering women across the globe. Their mission is to empower, encourage, celebrate positive, life-changing activity and healthy development through helping girls and women foster their dreams of a better tomorrow without compromising their integrity and self-worth today.

Note: A short video by Stella Damasus for more information

Tickets are available on Eventbrite!




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