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Bolanle Austen-Peters Inspires at NBA Women’s Forum 2024

Bolanle Austen-Peters, the keynote speaker at the 2024 NBA Women’s Forum Annual Conference, is a trailblazer renowned for her transformative contributions to Nigeria’s creative landscape. Initially trained in law, Austen-Peters ventured into the realm of theatre, film, and visual arts, founding the iconic Terra Kulture in Lagos. With an impressive array of accomplishments and accolades, she has emerged as a visionary leader, inspiring countless individuals with her passion and resilience. Austen-Peters’s keynote address resonated deeply with attendees, emphasizing the importance of self-affirmation, passion, and determination in achieving success.



Bolanle Austen-Peters Inspires at NBA Women's Forum 2024

The 2024 NBA Women’s Forum Annual Conference and International Women’s Day (IWD) Event witnessed a momentous occasion as Bolanle Austen-Peters, renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to Nigeria’s creative landscape, graced the stage as the keynote speaker.

A luminary in Nigerian theatre and the founder of the iconic Terra Kulture in Lagos, Austen-Peters brought her unique perspective to the legal sphere, captivating the audience with her insights and experiences.

Austen-Peters’s journey, initially trained in law but later venturing into the creative industry, was a testament to the limitless possibilities of pursuing one’s passion. Her far-reaching impact in theatre, film, and visual arts underscored her status as a visionary leader in Nigeria’s creative ecosystem.

Drawing inspiration from the legendary Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Austen-Peters emphasized the importance of defining success beyond material acquisitions, highlighting the enduring legacy of influential women such as mothers.

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Addressing the young female lawyers in attendance, Austen-Peters emphasized the power of self-affirmation and self-knowledge in achieving success. She encouraged them to pursue their passions with unwavering determination, citing the alignment of stars in the pursuit of excellence. Her message resonated deeply with the audience, inspiring them to embrace their unique strengths and forge their paths in the legal profession.

Following her keynote speech, Austen-Peters participated in a Fireside Chat moderated by Mrs. Okorocha, Chairperson of the NBAWF. The interactive session delved into various challenges faced by female professionals, including overcoming fear and lack of confidence and the importance of mentorship. Austen-Peters’s candid responses provided valuable insights and guidance, empowering attendees to navigate their professional journeys with confidence and resilience.

The conference also featured panel discussions and workshops covering diverse topics, such as women’s leadership in the legal profession, fostering strategic solidarity among female professionals, and leveraging technology for gender equality. The event provided a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and empowerment, reaffirming the NBAWF’s commitment to advancing the interests of women in law.

As the conference concluded, attendees left inspired and equipped with valuable insights to drive positive change within their respective spheres of influence. Bolanle Austen-Peters’s impactful presence served as a beacon of inspiration, igniting a renewed sense of purpose and determination among female lawyers across Nigeria.

With each session and interaction, the 2024 NBA Women’s Forum Annual Conference was a transformative experience, heralding a new chapter in the collective journey towards gender equality and empowerment in the legal profession.


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