#CareerQuick5: “Accelerate Conference is a platform designed to help career professionals win at work” – Dupe Akinsiun, Head, Leadership & Capabilities Centre of Expertise, Coca Cola & Convener, Accelerate Conference.

Dupe Akinsiun is the Head, Leadership & Capabilities Centre of Expertise, Coca Cola. Modupe is a versatile Human Resources professional with over eleven years of continuous progressive practice. She is the Lead Consultant with Passionate Pursuit Company, a Professional Training & Coaching Company. Prior to her current position, she had served as a strategic HR Business Partner across multiple African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Madagascar and Namibia). Modupe has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an HR Consultant in the Advisory practice where she delivered HR & Corporate Governance solutions to clients across multiple sectors.

She also had a stint working for some indigenous companies in the Investment Banking and Consulting space Modupe is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team of Coaches, Speakers and Trainers around the world. She is also a certified Human Resources Management Professional (HRMP) and a Senior Certified Professional by the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resources respectively in the USA. She is an accredited Personality Profile Analyst with Thomas International and a recently certified member of the HRMA, Canada with the CPHR (Chartered Professional of Human Resources).  

We had a chat with Dupe who shared amongst other things the upcoming Accelerate conference strictly for the upward mobile driven career professional. Scroll down to read


In your own words, who is Dupe Akinsuin, and what does she do?

Dupe Akinsiun is a passionate and dynamic Leadership Development professional equipped to help people acquire the information, insights and inspiration required to help them maximize their potentials. I achieve this through my capacity-building initiatives like coaching, mentoring, training, speaking etc.

Excellent! As a coach and career mentor, what do you think are 3 of the major challenges entry to mid level professionals face?
Young professionals face a lot of challenges as they advance in their career, some of the include:

1. Learning how to build a notable and admirable career
2. How to harmonize work and life demands
3. How to become a person of influence within their field

Let’s talk about the Accelerate 2020 conference — what’s it about and how did the idea come about?

Accelerate Conference is a platform designed to help engage professionals in conversations that will help provide insights and the right mindset to tackle workplace challenges in a way that enables them discover and provide solutions needed to win in the workplace thereby leading to personal fulfillment, organizational productivity and
ultimately economic growth. We believe that when professionals are empowered, nations get enriched

The conference has speakers from all over the world — U.S, Canada, Uk, Nigeria, UAE, etc — what value do you think that would bring to the attendees?

The faculty we have from multiple sectors across different continents bring about diverse, rich perspectives into conversations that will be taking place. These days, challenges we face are not just local. Having a global perspective to situations we encounter helps drive innovation and cross-border relevance and synergies

What would be your recommendation for career professionals who want to stay relevant and embrace the growth mindset?

Be ready to stretch but be careful not to go alone. Find a tribe that shares the same values as you do, lean-in and make the most of the time and space you occupy

About The Accelerate Conference: There has never been a time to be an agile professional as it is now. With the disruption the workplace has experienced since the advent of covid-19, organizational changes have been the order of the day. With these changes, there has been more demand on professionals to give more for organizational stability. There has been an increased pressure on professionals to become and remain relevant in their organizations or at the minimum, within the industry they play. To solve this, Dupe Akinsiun hosts the Accelerate conference, so if at this time, you seek to:

  • Change jobs within or outside your organization so you can earn more or achieve the growth you desire
  • Attract strategic career opportunities from far and wide leveraging social media
  • Manage the dilemma of work-life balance better
  • Become a person of influence within your organization and industry
  • Understand what your organization expects of you at this time to be recognized as a high-performing employee

The Accelerate Conference is your big bet! With an amazing line-up of transformational speakers, you will get practical insights on how to get the best out of your career.

Hurry up and sign-up here


The Leading Ladies Africa weekly Career Conversation series focuses on women of African descent, showcases their experiences across all socio-economic sectors, highlights their personal and professional achievements and offers useful advice on how to make life more satisfying for women.

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