Udo Okonjo is the C.E.O of Fine and Country West Africa, a renowned real estate company, and also the founder of W.O.W. D.I.V.A.S Network, an NGO that works to motivate women. Udo says empowering women is one of the most rewarding things in her life. Mrs Okonjo holds an LL.B from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she was the best graduating female law student in her set. It earned her scholarship by the British government to further her studies at King’s College, London where she obtained her Masters of Law degree.
She started her career as a lawyer in legal department of an organization. From there, she went to work in law firms before she found her way into property administration.
In 2005, Udo took the South African Real Estate exams and qualified for certification by the Estate Agency Affairs Board, and in May 2008, earned a certificate in Effective Real Estate Marketing from the National University of Singapore in conjunction with the Dubai Real Estate Institute. Having spotted the opportunity that an international Real Estate network provides, she successfully negotiated and acquired the Fine & Country West Africa License in 2007 along with some partners, launching successfully in Nigeria in 2008. Fine & Country is known worldwide for its unique blend of intelligent and creative marketing, coupled with a professional approach to the Sales and Leasing of premium Residential and Commercial properties. Operating out of over 300 locations worldwide, Fine & Country has its head office located on Park Lane, Mayfair, UK. The West African operations are run from Sandton, South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.
Within a short time of opening the office in Lagos, the Nigerian office has leaped to the top in the provision of excellent Real Estate services to leading real estate developers and institutional clients.
In 2010, Mrs. Okonjo leading the Fine & Country West Africa team received an award for “Extraordinary Brand Contribution”.
In this second edition of #TheirReadsOurReads, Mrs Okonjo shares with us Ten books that made her an Inspirational Woman of Worth.
Udo’s Top Ten
The best-selling book in all of Human History. You’ll find a copy in every home.
The Success Principles
Author: Jack Canfield
Genre: Personal Success
A classic tome that shares 67 principles of personal success. Comes complete with a reading list.
As A Man Thinketh
Author: James Allen
The Mother Lode of all personal development books. James Allen set the world ablaze in this little book. An absolute must read.
Think and Grow Rich
Author: Napoleon Hill
Genre: Personal Transformation/Motivation
Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were.
The Rich Switch
Author: David Hooper
Definitely worth the read.
Author Michael Gerber
Read this book before starting any business. The definitive book for all small businesses.
The 4-Hour Workweek
Author: Tim Ferris
Genre: Motivation and Self-Help
A classic in it’s own right. With the kind of time management tips espoused in this book,people should be able to get 15 times as much done in a normal work week.
Blue Ocean Strategy
Authors:Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim
Genre: Strategic Management
This book offers a comprehensive guide for systematically pursuing value innovation and profitable growth. A locus classicus on Business Strategy.
Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You dare To Ask God For The Impossible
Author: Steven Furtick
The words in this book won’t go down like chilled Orijin. It will go down like a troika of Epsom Salts, Mist Alba and Rhubarb. Get ready to get spunked.
Think Like A Billionaire
Author: Donald Trump
Genre: Business and Real Estate
You want lessons on life, career skills and real estate? Trump is your guy. Afterall, no one trumps Trump.