From being a Pioneer Recipient of the S.A.L.T (Someone Actively Leading Today) Award instituted by the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Creative Knowledge (C.L.I.C.K) to recognize Social Influencers who are making impact in their world, to being a Celebrated Personality on highly rated platforms like Calabar Blog, Gloria Henry Edet (who is also widely known as The Speaking Nightingale -TSN) is a young woman whose purpose of existence can be encapsulated in this inspirational quote, “We rise by lifting others up.”
A Gifted Transformational Speaker with captivating and insightful communication abilities, and a Member of Toastmasters International, Gloria is an excellent Compèré who has played host to prestigious events and moderated discussion panels with prominent Celebrities like Steve Harris (Mr. Ruthless Execution) and Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha (Real Warri Pikin) at the first edition of Live Your Dreams Africa Conference in Calabar organized by Bankole Williams.
As a purpose-driven personality who invests her time, energy and resources in people and organizations, Gloria has served as a Mentor for young people in programmes by organizations such as iKapture Networks, Afterschool Centre for Career Development, The Guru Foundation, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, among others.
She was one of the Mentors engaged at the Youth Empowered Programme which is a Nigerian Bottling Company project designed to
support over 500,000 youths to build life skills,
business skills and long-lasting networks to transition to meaningful employment.
Gloria is a Business/Personal Growth Catalyst who believes that you will either be remembered for the problems you create or the ones you help to solve. In her journey as a Changemaker, she plays her role actively as a Volunteer in Community Development Projects. She is affiliated with organizations such as Efik Leadership Foundation, Pink Africa Foundation, The British Council, Justina Ovat Foundation, and many others. She is a Member of the Social Advocacy Debates Network Chancery.
She is the host of MY BUSINESS MY TOMORROW (MBMT), a business talkshow on HIT 95.9 FM in Calabar, that seeks to advance the business community by providing practical solutions with the clear objective of circumventing the narratives and creating innovative pathways for unlimited economic growth in Africa.
Captains of industries, Chief Executives, High-profile Leaders, Business Professionals, Experts, Influencers and Successful Entrepreneurs who have made their mark, have been hosted on the MBMT Radio Talkshow.
Gloria is the Initiator of THE SHE-PRENEURS NATION, a Strategic Networking and Capacity Building Platform for the Growth, Profitability and Sustainability (GPS) of female-owned businesses in Africa and beyond.
This was inspired by some of the discoveries she made in the business sector –
🎯 Many people operating businesses exist in a world of their own and therefore cannot take advantage of the juicy offerings and packages that networking, partnership and collaboration bring on the business table.
🎯 Some operators in the business ecosystem lack the skills and requisite information to grow their businesses.
With these and other propelling factors in mind, Gloria began to nurse the burning desire to see businesses grow, achieve sustainability and outlive their owners.
The platform has reached out to over 500 Entrepreneurs in Cross River and other States in Nigeria by helping them –
* Discover innovative ways to maximize their business growth potential through the guiding lens of experts;
* Gain business skills to exploit growth opportunities and take their business to the next level; and,
* Network, collaborate and partner with a community of business owners to share knowledge attained, experiences gathered and resources untapped.
Gloria is on a mission to add value to her generation; her life is not about ambition, but impact and service.