We are right in the middle of planning our yearly young women’s purpose and lifestyle conference. These past weeks have been filled with plans, to-do lists, prayers of both faith and despair, and the full spectrum of emotions- from being pumped up to just wanting to disappear into thin air. But look who’s made it this far after all?
About this time last year, we had Shenonyms 1.0. The basic idea was simply to host a few young women in a workshop where they could network, discuss and learn. Quite straightforward right? But the nitty-gritty of planning (and executing as well) was not as easy as I thought. So when it was all over, I kinda told myself “gurl, you’re not going down this road a second time”.
Alas, something or someone began to tug at the strings of my heart early this year. It began with the “harmless” questions from friends and the young women who participated in the first edition “when are we having the next one?” And if you know me very well, you’ll know that of the very few things that excite me; young women, Jesus, and knowledge top the list. Which pretty much sums up what Shenonyms is about.
Let me begin with an explanation on how we came about the theme of the conference- Shenonyms. It’s actually a blend between two words- She (meaning female, woman) and Synonyms (different words that share similar meaning). Think of how the synonyms of a particular word would express the same general meaning but would be more suitable for use in a slightly different context. So it is with women too. I believe that we are all called to express Christ, although each of us will do this in a unique special way. And this is Shenonyms – a gathering of young women; one purpose in God, different expressions. Yes, you’ve got to agree that we are similar in more ways than we are different.
Shenonyms is more than a gathering of women, it is a life-changing experience. Our goal is that all the young women who are part of this experience will be equipped with the knowledge and resources to lead purposeful lives. We do this by creating a warm and engaging atmosphere that encourages participants to learn, be mentored and connect with each other through heartfelt conversations.
This year, we are going to be soaking in wisdom from a woman who is on a journey of purpose, and is passionate about God and life. She is also a minister at Mouldbreak, a wife and a mom to three energetic boys. Can you guess who? And that is not all…we’d also be having three workshop sessions with themes on career planning, body image and personal finance respectively. I can’t wait to introduce our amazing and savvy speakers for the workshops. More details will be published on our social media pages in the weeks to come. For now, feel free to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @shenonyms
If you’re going to be in Port Harcourt on the 17th of November, 2018, I’d be delighted to host you at The Book Pod, GRA Phase 2 for Shenonyms 2.0. However, because we are keen on keeping the event intimate, we will be opening our doors to only 30 registered persons. And registration is absolutely FREE! Yes, you heard right. But the slots are filling up fast, and you need to claim your own spot immediately, like right now. Click here to register.
I look forward to seeing you!