Girl Boss: Omobolanle Akinkugbe, Living Deliberately

Photo credit: Omobola Akinkugbe 0 June 27, 2017 By Dang

My name is Omobolanle Akinkugbe. I am 31 years old. I am a lawyer with Masters degree in commercial and Maritime law. My journey from being an employee to an employer was one that happened deliberately

After my masters I worked for a maritime company but work became very monotonous and then boring. I am a bit restless and needed something that would challenge me more so I went back to work in a Law Firm. I realised this was something I wanted to do long term and decided, why not start up my own law firm

Initially being this Young and Female made the job more difficult. We made 10 times the effort in convincing people to work with us. People doubted me and no one wanted to give us a chance. For the first 6 months, I cried a lot and contemplated going back to employment. But when my tears dried, I would tell myself ” ‘mobola, this is hard but there is no going back. If God has brought you this far, He will see you through”

People saw my determination and decided to start small with us. Now look at us, the firm is growing in our vision, our clients trust us and I feel fulfilled. Whatever challenges we face now will not shake me. We will surmount them just as we have summounted previous ones

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