Nigerian Women Delegates Visit Brenau Tuesday, Sept. 30

Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association
The Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association’s website,, features a video of Shimite Katung, president of the NQBWA, talking about how the organization came to be.

Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association will visit Brenau on Tuesday, Sept. 30. All are welcomed to attend the morning and afternoon sessions at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville. The opening session, led by President Schrader in Hosch Theatre, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the Q & A session, moderated by Dr. Ouattara in Banks Recital Hall, begins at 2 p.m. An exhibit of crafts and work brought from Nigeria will be on display in the Burd Center lobby.

The Nigerian QBWA is a social business enterprise focused on the development of community-based businesses in the agricultural and solid mineral sector. The International Women’s Think Tank of Atlanta is hosting the Nigerian QBWA Trade Mission, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, to engage university participation for research and testing in cosmetics, packaged foods and other solid mineral products such as jewelry.

Shimite Katung, the president of the Nigerian QBWA, said the organization’s goal, to build a manufacturing plant in Georgia, would provide an economic “win-win” for both Nigeria and the United States. Katung’s motto is “Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, but the safe thing to do for a secured future!”

To learn more about the work of the Nigerian QBWA visit For details about the delegates’ visit to Brenau, contact Dr. Ken Frank at ude.uanerb@knarfk or 770-534-6297.