Monday, February 28, 2022
FROM CLUELESS TO SUCCESS is a collection of 20 backstories from the professional journey of a seasoned communications professional. In the book, she documents how she started her career in communications in an internship role she entered into quite cluelessly, she recounts the mistakes she made, valuable lessons learned, and how she was able to seize opportunities to drive success.
Join the author for an intimate reading followed by an interactive discussion touching on the following:
 Building an impactful career as a communications professional
 Becoming a professional that is known for adding value
 Collaborating to create positive narratives about the continent
ABOUT THE BOOK
'From Clueless To Success' shows young professionals and even entrepreneurs that it is ok not to have everything figured out, but they must be willing enough to take risks and not be afraid to fail. The book is also a reflection on the different transitions in my career journey – looking at where I fell short or failed and what I could have done better. It also provides the behind the scenes perspective of how I developed the idea for The Comms Avenue community (a capacity-building and knowledge exchange platform for communications professionals) which today has over 600 professionals from 15 African countries by spotting a gap and making a decision to do something about it.
This session is hosted by The Comms Avenue
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
*** THIS SESSION IS BY INVITATION. FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN ONLY ***
This will be a creative writing workshop aimed at children. We are specifically looking to address the lack of African authors and stories out there and accessibility to those stories.
Sharing our unique stories and seeing others who look like us in the media fosters a sense of belonging and connection that’s vital for us to feel included, appreciated and validated.
Right now we are looking at an African creative renaissance and it is important that we do not leave the children, our future, out of the movement. By sharing with them the skills and techniques of creative writing, we give birth to more thought narrative in this direction. We are empowering the next generation to dream about possibilities they may not have entertained or felt entitled to.
To grow this industry, we need more people with the skills. Let's lay the strong foundation now. It is time.
This session is hosted by TEEOF Media / Simone's Oasis
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Rise Irrespective is a book that takes the readers through the steps they can take to rise from whatever challenges they face. It not only shares theories and principles they can put to practice but also provides examples of potential pathways forward based on the lived experiences of the author.
During this reading and interactive session participants and the author will explore how to navigate pain. How do we move from a place where we view pain as something happening to us and embrace new approaches that enable us to reframe the experience as one that is valuable. How do we reposition ourselves, and move forward in the midst of discomfort?
We all have the capacity to thrive and be great, even when life throws us in the opposite direction, we have the innate ability to rise from the challenges.
This will be an open and safe space for discussion, exploration and collaboration.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
With hundreds of pitches submitted every year, landing a spot on the #AFRICANXT stage is never easy. Stop by The Creators Hub for a drop-in Info/Q+A session. Our Programming Lead, veteran Session Hosts, and #AFRICANXT Founder will be on hand to discuss how to craft a winning pitch, trends, future opportunities and what we will be looking for in 2023.
This session is hosted by AfricaNXT
'How To Work Remotely and Not Get Fired' is a timely and down-to-earth book with sprinkles of humour and loads of strategies for freelancers and remote workers looking to do excellent jobs while living their best life. It explores Myths and Stereotypes, Mental Health, Work-life balance strategies, as well as accountability worksheets.
Sharing excerpts from the book, attendees and the author will explore and discuss best practices around productivity, work-life balance, and mental health as it relates to working from Home.
This session will help guide people who are already working remotely or seeking to work remotely and to do so in a way that is beneficial to the organization while still staying true to themselves.