Ezimamaka- Welfare Executive

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What is your Igbo name?
Ezimamaka

What is the meaning of your Igbo name?
My family is beautiful

What State are you from?
Anambra

How long have you been a member of ICSN?
Since 2014

How did you first hear about ICSN and why did you decide to come?
I heard about it from my cousin years before, but only started coming once I was able to emerse myself and really get involved.

What has been your favourite meeting, event or experience to date at ICSN and why?
As a previous exec, the ongoing language school network has enhanced my experience of ICSN.

What  Executive position do you hold and what does your role involve?
Welfare – looking after our members and facilitating engagement within our community.

What do you plan to do within your role in the over the next year?
Bridging the generation gap within our community.

What are you looking forward to most being in the exec?
Meeting more Igbo people and leaving a positive impact.

What motivated you to run to be part of the exec?
I believe in the success of ICSN and I felt I still had more to give after 1 year as an exec

What position did you hold before and when?
Cultural Exec

Why did you decide to run again?
I believe in the success of ICSN and I felt I still had more to give after 1 year as an exec

What do you do for work? 
I work in HR as a Talent Acquisition Partner

How did you get into this line of work?
I fell into it after uni and loved it, so I continued to progress my career within it.

Any advice to anyone wanting to get into your field?
You have to be personable and flexible in your approach with people.

What are your plans for the future career wise?
Something that involves going back to Nigeria.

What is your favourite dish (pick one Nigerian and one non Nigerian)? Can you make either of them?
Eguise soup and lasagne and yes I can make both of them.

Please tell us about one of your favourite pastimes/hobbies? Netball What do you like about it? keeps me fit. How often?
every Monday during the season.

Do you speak Igbo? If yes, how would you describe your skill level? If not, do you plan to learn?
Yes, advanced