The very first, Ivery Arie: The Experience was launched in November 2018 with over 80+ black female business entrepreneurs and career women in attendance. We parted with Amplify Africa and Habesha Network. Download the November 2018 Issue of our annual magazine.
Supported African women owned businesses across the Los Angeles area
Over 80 women expanded their network and gained valuable business advise & resources
Every year, Ivery Arie hosts an African women empowerment event in different cities. By leveraging local communities and organizations, we attracted 70+ attendees around the Houston area for our 2nd Annual Ivery Arie: The Experience event. Download the November 2019 Issue of our annual magazine.
"Let's Talk Business, Sis" session, took the audience by storm. With a powerful and experience panelist, we learned about building businesses and being the "Jill of all Trades." On this panel, we had Chioma Adure Nwogu-Johnson of Dureevents, Stephanie Nweke of Blademy and Vivian Jokotade Adeniyi of the Jokotade Brand. Over 70 women left the event with new connections and resources they needed to advance their businesses.
With Nigeria locked down without a comprehensive stimulus plan by the government for its citizens, more than 40 million people are left unemployed and 100 million people uncertain about their next meal. In light of this dire situation, Ivery Arie partnered with 2019 presidential candidate of Nigeria, Chike Ukaegbu @chikeukaegbu, Learn Factory Nigeria @learnfactorynigeria and Gerrout The Game @gerroutthegame to execute the Fight 4 Our Lives challenge. The #FightForOurLives challenge was inspired by the need to provide nourishment for families, financial assistance to small businesses, and innovation towards Afro-centric solutions to protect against virus spread.
Over $4,000 raised
80 Families Food Donations
25+ Business/Company Donations
The #AfricaDayFestival is a three day event consisting of a pre-party on May 23rd, 2020, #TheThread - @TstmkrsAfrica signature virtual conference #TheThread on the 24th and @AmplifyAfrica closing out the 3-Day program with Africa Day Summit Celebration on May 25th. The festival brings together African and diasporan leaders, thinkers, movers, and doers to connect and share ways we can win together - especially in times of crisis.
Provided a platform for Africans across the diaspora to connect.
Ivery Arie continues to find creative ways to give back to women in the African continent. In 2019, we partnered with the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa with notable alumni such as Nelson Mandela, to give talented journalism students an opportunity to expand their writing portfolio. The Ivery Arie Writers and Media Internship Program is a 12-week program curated to give aspiring and experienced writers & content creators an opportunity to share their work on a global scale and receive feedback from our experienced editors.
To view the articles by our interns, visit iveryarie.com
Leah studies in media and linguistics, with a special interest in pursuing journalism as well as exploring language’s impact on African identity. She seeks to connect with the challenges faced by other Africans, being from a group a previously marginalised racial group in my country. She has a firm foothold in her faith and seek to humbly learn from every experience.
India is a young black South African woman who advocates for gender equality, currently studying Psychology and Media. Her interests lie in exploring the meaning, relevance and nature of feminism in the contemporary African context. She trusts that she can contribute towards a progressive society, in which African women can thrive.
Zandisiwe Mhlekwa is an up and coming journalist and writer currently enrolled in the University of Witwatersrand for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and African Literature. During her tertiary studies, she was selected as one of the Top 15 students in her programme and became a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society.
Ivery Arie Her Tribe partnered with For The Culture LA, a financial literacy company, to bring to you expert advise on how to make your money work for YOU! Recap article about the event here.
With the help of Njideka Obijiaku, a wealth advisor, over 20 women left with new knowledge of investment types and tips on how to diversify their financial portfolio.
The founders of four African female-owned startups competed in the First Annual Pitch Competition organised by Ivery Arie and three companies were awarded a total of more than $7,500 in grant funding and mentorship. The finalists were selected from over 80 applicants based on their innovative business ideas, solutions to a community problem and quality of the pitch. Hosted by Ijeoma Ejimadu, the founder of Ivery Arie, the Pitch Competition was judged by Fadé Ogunro of BookingsAfrica.com, Efe Ukala, Esq. of ImpactHER, Chike Ukaegbu, Head of Crypto Strategy – Emerging Markets at Visa Inc. and Bimpe Gisanrin, Head of Women Banking Access Bank PLC Lagos.
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