Meet The Key Speaker For The 100Women International Women Conference 2021 – Funke Bucknor-Obruthe (title)
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is a Nigerian entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the founder and CEO of Zapphaire Events and is regarded as one of Nigeria’s pioneering event planners.
After practising law briefly, Bucknor-Obruthe was employed at Tie Communications, an advertisement agency, where she worked for a short period. It wasn’t until 2003 that her love for event planning made her start Zapphaire Events, an independent event planning enterprise.
Over the years she has gone on to plan and organize several high-profile events within and outside Nigeria and has won awards and recognition including being featured in CNN’s Inside Africa for planning a Nigerian royal wedding; she was also one of only two women from Nigeria to make the BBC’s 100 women series, which comprises of inspirational and influential women.
There is no denying the foundation she laid for aspiring and practicing event/wedding planners and what an inspiration Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is to young ladies and women all over Nigeria.
This year’s edition would mark the 6th edition of the conference and The theme for this year is : CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE: ACHIEVING AN EQUAL FUTURE IN COVID-19 WORLD. This year’s edition promises to be a break away from the norm!
Date: 4th March 2021
See you there!