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Chizoba Obidigbo-Egbo

Chizoba Obidigbo-Egbo

Member Board of Directors at Halton Black Voices
Burlington , Canada

Mentorship Connection

Free
This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:
Benefits

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

About

Hi, my name is Chizoba, and I have passionately dedicated myself to helping women entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses while maintaining their personal well-being. My passion lies in empowering women to expand their strategies and achieve their goals. Through this journey, I have discovered that I learn just as much from the women I mentor as they do from me. I firmly believe that collaboration is the cornerstone of success.

I am particularly interested in supporting startup and early-stage founders because many businesses either fail or get sidetracked due to a lack of knowledge and mentoring. Establishing a strong foundation is crucial for sustainable and impactful success. By guiding entrepreneurs during these formative stages, I aim to help them navigate challenges and seize opportunities, setting them on a path to long-term achievement. My focus is on ensuring that these entrepreneurs are well-equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to thrive in their ventures.

Spoken languages

English

Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent

1. Having experienced the importance of mentorship firsthand, particularly outside the African ecosystem, I have come to understand and appreciate the critical role it plays in the lives of women entrepreneurs. Mentorship provides guidance, support, and valuable insights that can significantly impact their success and growth. By bridging the gap between knowledge and practice, mentorship empowers women to overcome challenges and achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

2. Collaboration is a cornerstone of my mentoring technique. By engaging with diverse industries and learning about new sectors, I can bring a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives to my mentees. This approach not only broadens my own understanding but also equips me to offer more comprehensive and tailored advice. Ultimately, this collaborative learning journey enhances my ability to support women entrepreneurs in navigating their unique challenges and seizing opportunities.

3. Networking is essential for personal and professional growth, and VC4A offers a valuable platform to expand my network. By connecting with other professionals, investors, and industry leaders through VC4A, I can create meaningful relationships that open doors to new opportunities. This expanded network not only benefits me but also provides my mentees with access to a wider range of resources, potential partners, and support systems, further enabling their entrepreneurial endeavors.