Yewande Zaccheaus is the founder of Eventful Limited, a corporate and social events planning, organizing and supervising company.
She founded the company in September 2002. Over a decade later, Eventful Limited is a leading player in the event planning field.
Sister to former Minister of Communication Technology(Mrs. Omobola Johnson) Yewande Zacheus was a legal officer in the Nigerian-American Merchant Bank. After a brief stint in private practice, she joined Ecobank Nigeria Plc in 1989 as the pioneer Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. She resigned in 2002 as a Deputy General Manager to pursue her dreams.
Her story is proof that a little work experience before starting out as an entrepreneur does help.
Her legal and banking background honed her organizational structure skills and professionalism which she transferred into her new company.
In an interview with Punch she shares what made her successful:
“Very early in life, I decided on what I wanted to be. Being quite a focused and determined person, I went after it diligently; I have formed the habit of constantly assessing my life. I am an organized person and I plan ahead. I set milestones to help me achieve my goals. I believe that with an unflinching commitment to one’s goals, discipline, hard work and patience, one can overcome the gender and social barriers that may stand in one’s way during the course of growing a business or building a career.”
According to her, passion and commitment was her ‘capital’ but that was enough to help her build a sustainable company.
That’s all you need too!