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PRECIOUS Nights Online | June 2020

PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their journey, give actionable tips and advice.
The evening is about storytelling, connecting, honesty and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation.

It’s a lovely opportunity to build your network with new contacts and friends – even in these times of physical distancing! So join us on Zoom for the May edition of these special events.

 

image of Stephanie BusariStephanie Busari

Stephanie Busari is an accomplished journalist, correspondent, editor, writer and producer at CNN International, whose work has gained her global prominence.

She made her mark early in her career when she won a place on the UK Daily Mirror’s coveted graduate training scheme in 2002, beating out thousands of candidates.

During a six-month stint in Northern Ireland in 2003, Stephanie spent time in some of the worst affected areas of “The Troubles” while there, she also launched and edited an award-winning lifestyle column.

She joined CNN in 2008 and after working on many groundbreaking stories in London, eight years later Stephanie was asked by CNN to pioneer a digital and multi-platform bureau for the network in Nigeria. She is the first Nigerian to head up any CNN bureau anywhere in the world.

As well as editing and overseeing the CNN Africa website, Stephanie also reports on-air for CNN International and recently led the network’s Nigerian 2019 election coverage on digital and on television.

Stephanie has been instrumental in shaping a new African narrative on CNN Africa digital where she oversees the editorial and operational strategy. In April 2016, Stephanie exclusively obtained the ‘proof of life’ video that showed that the missing Chibok schoolgirls were still alive. This video would eventually help in obtaining their release.

Stephanie has won multiple awards, including a prestigious Peabody Award and she has been named one of the most influential women in Nigeria as well as a Leading African woman.

A passionate and adept public speaker, Stephanie is regularly invited to share her insights and moderate panels; She has spoken at TED, where her talk has been viewed more than one million times.

Stephanie believes strongly in creating social impact with her work and lends her influence to advance causes that she champions including children and women’s rights.

Stephanie won the Outstanding Woman in the Media award at the PRECIOUS Awards 2014.

image of Dr Bahijja Raimi-AbrahamDr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham

Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a pharmacist and Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s College London. Her expertise lies in pharmaceutical science, clinical pharmacy, molecular pharmaceutics, nanofabrication, regulatory and drug development.

Her research to date has involved developing pharmaceutical materials and innovative manufacture. More recently Dr Raimi-Abraham has focused her research expertise towards solving challenges in Ageing and Global Health and has been establishing a new line of research developing innovative multidisciplinary approaches to tackle multimorbidity associated with Malaria in Africa.

Dr. Raimi-Abraham is the first graduate of the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy to be awarded a Ph.D..

Prior to her current position as Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s College London, Dr. Raimi-Abraham held positions at University College London (UCL) as an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) postdoctoral researcher position and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a seconded Quality National Expert.

Bahijja won the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Award in 2018.

image of Janet M Banks

Janet Mohapi-Banks

Janet Mohapi-Banks is an international best selling author, speaker and Breakthrough Coach for established and ambitious female solo entrepreneurs. With a foundational basis of self-love and self-acceptance, Janet mixes mindset and energy work to help her clients develop the ‘already mine’ attitude and mindset that takes them past their next-level milestones of $250K and beyond with ease.

Before becoming a coach and speaker Janet was an award winning luxury cake designer at the top of her field. working with some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, including the Ritz Hotel.  She was exactly where she wanted to be but she overworked so badly that she almost died after developing a life-threatening digestive disorder.

After 5 years of being ill, and having prepared her will and arranged her affairs, Janet was thankfully fixed by a chiropractor so with this second chance of life it is her mission to help others awaken to the power they have to reach the levels of success they dream of and the abundance, happiness and joy that is our natural state to be in.

Janet won the Start-Up Business of the Year in 2010.

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