Ifeoma Esonwune

Women empowerment and gender equality advocate, communication strategist, global entrepreneur, business and leadership coach

Ifeoma Esonwune is a dynamic, inspiring and engaging International Speaker, Certified Leadership Coach and Trainer. She is an award-winning serial Entrepreneur, Event Producer, Communication Strategist, Leader and Influencer, Mentor, Publisher, Podcaster and Food Enthusiast.

Ifeoma is the founder and CEO of The STAR Women’s Network Inc. (formerly, Network for the Empowerment of Women), Host of Power Your Story Podcast, Owner Matella Event Concepts and Publisher of WSTAR Magazine (formerly, Rise and Lead Women’s Magazine).

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, and pursing her master’s degree in Public Relations, Ifeoma collaborates with businesses and organizations to develop successful communication strategies, and follow industry trends in assessing impacts of communication plans. She helps organizations generate new techniques to make business communication more effectively.

As a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker, she offers customized presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget such as:

- 10-minute briefing
- “Lunch and Learn”
- Keynote speech for your company sponsored event
- Half day and full day workshop/seminar
- In-house corporate training
- Executive and personal retreat
- Partnership Summit

Ifeoma provides effective team communication and structure that is important for forging relationships equipping teams with the proper attitudes to develop leaders within.

With an Executive Certificate in Leadership and her entrepreneurial background, Ifeoma believes in people’s ability to reach their highest potential if they start by believing in themselves and making a commitment to try. She is devoted to empowering and helping women discover their potentials, and turn their passions into profitable business ventures. She loves to inspire and engage youths in her community and beyond. She is a DEI advocate.

Ifeoma has won several awards for her vision and leadership. Her awards include The Most Inspiring Immigrant in the Maritimes Award, Global News Community Star Award, Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Award, Community Impact Award etc. She also received recognition at the NS Legislative House twice in a row. She has been featured in main stream media including CTV News Atlantic, CBC and Global News Atlantic on topic ranging from business, leadership, gender equality, women empowerment, diversity and inclusion. She also features in the documentary series “Here er are” airing on Eastlink TV.

She mentors undergraduate students, and has spoken on different platform including Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Women Sports Organization, Halifax Public Library, Women networks and at International Women’s Day events.

Ifeoma is a contributor to the Amazon best-selling book, “We are Unbreakable.” She amplifies the voices of ordinary women and provides a platform for them to Engage, Inspire, Empower and Lead. She created the STARblazers platform – a unique platform that spotlights women of color, amplifies and celebrates their successes and accomplishments.

Ifeoma is a certified member of the John C. Maxwell team. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion, gender equality, and the growth of women in business and leadership.

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