Restore & Shine (No Limits) First Annual Women’s Conference
Dr Remi Duyile is on fire.
With her Nigerian accent and anchored with her faith in God, Duyile storms through her speech at the first annual Restore And Shine (No Limits) Women’s History month Conference Mar. 23 with the same passion and vigor that she stormed through discrimination in the corporate world that she says she worked through years before starting her own non-profit, Legacy Premier Foundation (www.legacypremier.org).
Duyile created the event to celebrate women and to provide opportunities for those in attendance to learn how to grow their businesses and improve their presence in the market and community.
“I know how difficult it can be working with people who don’t know as much as you do, but still think they are better than you. Still you embrace their shenanigans but you know where you are going,” Duyile said to the approving nods of a roomful of professionals. “That’s what I had to do and to the glory of God, I always get the results that God wants me to get. I know who I am and to whose I am.”
Duyile says that was the approach she took in her years at Bank of America where she worked as a mortgage banker for 17 years.
She has since launched several ventures including Premiere Mortgage and the Image Consulting Group. But on this occasion, the platform she works from is Legacy Premier Foundation, a non-profit aimed at coaching and mentoring girls and women to be successful in the professional world.
Dr. James Dula, who Duyile refers to as her own mentor, announced Duyile ’s accomplishments.
“When I met her she seemed like one of those people whom you know is going to be special and do special things.”
Dula credited Duyile with launching one of the state’s fastest growing MBEs right out of the gate.
“She said what she wanted to do and the she went out and did it,” he says.
The veteran analyst and coach cited persistence, patience and purpose as key to her success as a business start-up entrepreneur.
“Serve, serve, serve,” she reminded listeners to adhere to. “You don't get anywhere by sitting around passing business cards out.”
The event was held at Newton White Mansion which played host to some 100 guests who heard over six speakers at the conference held from 10 until 4 pm.
More About Dr. Duyile
Over 17 years rose from teller to Vice President. Worked in retail, premier and mortgage banking. Speaks on wealth creation . Career transition to entrepreneurship, leadership and diversity. Restore and Shine is an annual signature program . Others are our Youth Leadershape summit , Afripreneur series. Customized coaching and mentorship. More at www.remispeaks.com