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Sheffy Kolade accepted into Forbes Business Council

Sheffy Kolade, a Nigerian entrepreneur and the chief executive officer of Boxes and Baskets LLC, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organisation for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Sheffy was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honours.

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council expressed the council’s delight to have Sheffy Kolade in the Forbes Business Council which is an invitation-only community for successful executives and entrepreneurs.

“We are honoured to welcome Sheffy into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world,” Gerber said.

As an accepted member of the Council, Sheffy has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Sheffy will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

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In her acceptance speech, Sheffy expressed her delight to be recognised and accepted into the global community of accomplished business minds.

“I am both thrilled and honoured to be welcomed in a community as notable as the Forbes Business Council. I am confident that this is a giant stride towards achieving my goal of growing Boxes and Baskets into the preferred promotional products and branded merchandise provider for companies in our two locations- Lagos, Nigeria, and Texas, USA.

“I look forward to giving back to fellow women and entrepreneurs while also building meaningful and lasting relationships within the community,” Sheffy said.

Sheffy Kolade is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist whose creativity and visionary leadership brought to bear the establishment of Boxes and Baskets Ltd in 2015.

Her leadership expertise is responsible for growing the business from cradle to limelight, now a leading promotional and luxury corporate gift company operating out of Nigeria and the US.

Sheffy is an astute businessperson with an eye for new business opportunities, growth, and reengineering.

Sheffy is a graduate of Warwick Business School, UK, and Institut Francais du Petrol, France, and possesses over 16 years of experience in business development, oil, and has economics, and risk management.

Besides, in line with her passion for people development, Sheffy founded the Children of Haggai Foundation, a non-governmental organisation set up in 2008 to take care of the underprivileged. The foundation provides education for underprivileged children across Nigeria

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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