Mavi Sokia Isibor (Mrs)
Executive Vice Chairman, Poise Nigeria Limited
‘Stars can only be stars when others lend their lights to their shine’.
MaviIsiborwas the vice president of the Christian Women Fellowship International (2005 – 2017) with a membership strength of over 35,000 women spread across the globe which is geared towards empowering women, through knowledge & skill acquisition, provision of relief materials for widows and abused women as well as getting them rooted and grounded in Christ.She has over the years joined strength with others to improve lives by bringing succor and hope to displaced women, stability to broken homes, economic empowerment of women and mobile medical facilities to rural women and their families. As part of her philanthropic work, she started the CWFI micro credit scheme that has empowered over 6,000 women across the country.
From starting a non-existent industry and founding Africa’s premier and most respected Personality and Image Consulting seventeen years ago and growing it into a successful and thriving company, to authoring a never before written book on Etiquette in Nigeria and Africa, Mavi Isibor has not only succeeded in career, but has written her name in the sands of time. She has also succeeded in family, raising children who are breaking new grounds and achieving in their various fields.
In addition to her work in grooming and molding executives, Mavi Isibor is a distinguished speaker at National and International conferences, regularly featuring in Conferences organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Chartered Insurers Institute of Nigeria, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, National Women Conferences, and other distinguished bodies.
She also birthed the Women Mentoring Women Network. The objective of this initiative is therefore to explore mentoring opportunities senior women mentors provide to their mentees and identify mentoring limitations women face. She hopes to create an environment/forum where like-minded women can freely share their thoughts, ideas, experiences and resources about female growth and development in the corporate and business world.
Passionate about all that concerns women, she started the Facebook group tagged BROKEN BUT NOT SHATTERED. This group allows women the opportunity to vent and learn from theirs and others experiences. Since its birthing in April 2018, the page has attracted over 1200 members and it is still growing.
Mavi SokiaIsibor is the founder and current Executive Vice Chairman of Poise Nigeria Limited, and Author of Nigeria’s first and only Etiquette Handbook, The Art of Refinement. She has since grown the company into four thriving subsidiaries; Poise Graduate Finishing Academy, Poise School of Communication, Poise Business Image Consultancy, and EkoBits ICT Academy.
Mavi Isibor possesses a top rated Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (MBA), she is an alumnus of The Protocol School of Washington, USA, and a certified etiquette trainer.
She is the initiator and visionary of the African Female Professionals Breakfast Meeting organized in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria for this year World Conference of Banking Institutes hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also the visionary of the Poise Women Mentoring Women Initiative which is a network for mentorship for Female Professionals across Africa.