Peace Hyde’s verbal delivery brought power to her words and tears to the eyes of over 1000 women at the 2019 Flourish Africa conference in Lagos, Nigeria. Hyde’s speech to the group of millennial women had the hall marks of what you’d expect from a master orator: personal stories, wisdom, insights, humor and short, motivational sayings that are pure gold on social media.
The founder of education non-profit Aim higher and the head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa graced the prestigious event, created by one of the wealthiest women on the African continent, Folorunso Alakija, with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion according to Forbes. It comes after Hyde suffered a grade three ligament tear to her right ankle over a month ago.
Still badly injured and struggling to walk in a cast, Hyde’s speech which stirred the audience’s emotions was focused on her remarkable journey where she overcame challenging obstacles to make the transition from a science teacher in the UK to one of the continent’s most successful media personalities and education activists.
She encouraged the women to not be scared to move in order to disrupt their environments and to use their skills to achieve their fullest potential through faith, hard work and perseverance.
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By Brenda Omawumi