HABIBA BALOGUN @ 50

WISCAR Admin Wiscar July 17, 2017

‘Habiba Balogun @50’ was the special feature of This Day Style (Sunday, June 12, 2016 edition. Below are excerpts from her interview with ThisDay’s Konye Chelsea Nwabogor. Enjoy…
Conscripted by an international bank (Credit Lyonnais Nigeria) just two years after NYSC to create and head their Corporate Affairs Department, Habiba Balogun keeps making history with her outstanding achievements as a woman. She learned very quickly that she could distinguish herself by working hard. Her strategy paid off.
Habiba Balogun is the CEO ofHabiba Balogun Consulting(HBC) an Organization Effectiveness and HR Consultancy with a specialization in Leadership Coaching and Team Facilitation. She holds certifications in Organisation Management, Training, Consulting and Coaching. She has worked with clients in the US, UK, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Kenya and Nigeria (including the Niger-Delta) and has held various roles working in major industries which include Banking, Manufacturing, Import-Export, Marketing, Media, Education and Oil & Gas.
She is a seasonedprofessional whobelieves she was called to become a champion for the empowerment of women and girls to become leaders in all spheres of life. She has given herself to the cause of preparing working women to move up the career ladder.
She is a WISCAR (Woman in a Successful Career) and a member ofthe WISCARAdvisory Board. The popular and impactful HBC Career Seriesspecially designedfor WISCAR is part of her effort to prepare young career women for advancement into management positions. Her continued commitment to WISCAR ideals has been phenomenal in deliveringsuperlative value to women and contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.Her input greatly contributes to a rich and structured mentoring program that provides strategic career advice, inspiration, guidance and support to young women to help them unleash their potentials, navigate career pathways, achieve objectives, foster ambitions and nurture dreams.
With 27 years of working experience underher belt, Habiba has a record of exceptional landmarks in her career;she is the first independent director of Accion Microfinance Bank where shehad served as Chairperson of the Ethics and Governance Committee, and an international facilitator for Shell Learning Intercultural Training Programs. She is the Vice-President of The Nigerian Chapter of the International Coach Federation.
Despiteher robust profile and achievements, Habiba is still keen on increasing her service to her community, impacting lives and seeking opportunities to serve her country even more.
Habiba is happily married to GbollyBalogun and they are blessed with twin daughters. She believes that for a woman to successfully balance her roles in her family and career, she must have a supportive husband and network.
Habiba Balogun is an exemplary modelfor focused women who aspire for greatness.