Tewa Onasanya stands as a shining example of dedication and innovation. With a strong foundation in pharmacology and a keen eye for fashion journalism, she brings a unique blend of knowledge and creativity to the forefront of her endeavors. Her impressive journey is marked not only by academic achievements, including an honorary doctorate in Leadership and Performance Management but also by a profound commitment to making a difference.
Tewa’s brainchild, Exquisite Magazine, has become a symbol of her dedication to raising awareness about cancer. Through initiatives like EMAC #Smearit walks and Smearathon, she’s effectively bridged the gap between style and social responsibility. Her pioneering spirit led her to create the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards and conference in 2009, empowering women across various fields.
For our Money Issue interview, we delve into the thoughts, experiences, and aspirations of a remarkable individual who is leaving an indelible footprint in the world of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Dr. Tewa Onasanya’s insights on finance and lifestyle promise to inspire and enlighten, offering a unique perspective on success, leadership, and the power of giving back.
Glazia: What do you see as the key financial challenges faced by women today?
Dr. Tewa Onasanya: The key financial challenges being faced by women today are;
- Financial literacy, being educated on financial management, and having the right money mindset.
- Be being bold and confident enough to have money discussions and ask for the financial support they require from financial institutions.
Glazia: The FinTribe Finance Fair is all about practical financial tips and action. Could you share one actionable financial tip that has significantly contributed to your own success and can benefit our readers?
Dr. Tewa: Learning about and applying my 50,30,20 rule. The 50,30,20 rule is using 50% of my income on living expenses. 30% percent on savings and investments, and 20% on LIVING. I am emphasising living because we didn’t come to the world to pay bills and go, so I intentionally make out time to live. Eat out, go to the spa, get some personal development books, buy presents for others, anything that makes me feel good. This is my tip and it’s been working for me. This helps me see my finances as a means to fulfill my duties in my capacity with what I have been blessed with, which is from an abundance perspective.
A person can do this with any amount and build on from there; because I believe when we start with what we have and are diligent with it, we will be given more.
Glazia: Achieving financial independence is a goal for many women. What’s your advice for women who aspire to take control of their finances and build wealth. Especially in today’s fast-paced world?
Explore Tewa Onasanya’s perspectives on financial challenges and independence in our latest Money Issue. You’ve seen a sneak peek of her cover interview, now get the entire story and all its details. Click HERE to download the magazine for free now.