Maria Ebenezer is an ex-Model and a Serial Event Staffing Entrepreneur
She is the Founder of Emerald Green Ushering Services - Nigeria's premium event staffing agency for international conferences and exhibitions, The Pro Event Hostess - a platform that trains young women across Nigeria to become certified professional event hostesses and get connected for jobs and Creator of The Event Staffing Roadmap and Portfolio Fix - online courses taken by African women that has helped them start and scale their own event staffing agencies.
Maria has trained over 1,400 young women from all across Nigeria and Cameroon to become professional event hostesses and hired over 70 hostesses in her agency, assisting them to start a career as Professional Event Hostesses.
Over the years, Maria has built a hyphenate career
Maria’s career began as a Model in 2010 majoring in television commercials, brand ambassadorships and media publications for elite corporate organizations, including Globacom, Konga, Peugeot Motors, SoftSheen Carson, to mention a few. Her entrepreneurial drive was birthed out of her professional experience and her passion to create employment with a decent working condition for eligible young women in Nigeria.
With an educational background in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Maria established Emerald Green Ushering Services in 2015, staffing international conferences and exhibitions in Nigeria for globally renowned organizations in UK, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, India, South Africa and Nigeria, including Global Trade Review (GTR), Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), International Data Corporation (IDC), TMT Finance, National Insurance Commission, to mention a few.
Maria's fast-rising event staffing company has gained international media attention
Maria has been published on international media outlets, including She Leads Africa and Africa Entrepreneurs Social Network (Apreneur) where she shared her company's vision, culture and future projects in the interviews.
In 2018, she was nominated for SME100 Nigeria's 25under25 Awards for professional services.
Beyond growing her businesses, Maria is passionate about ensuring that young women maximize their potentials at an early age
In 2016, Maria co-convened a #YALILearn Event on International Girls Day where she trained and consulted for young school girls on Skills Building for their career.
She has worked as a volunteer team member in several youth empowerment projects which educated Nigerian youths on Career, Marriage and Lifestyle.
She also currently offers free training to young women across Nigeria on how to maximize ushering job opportunities in the event staffing industry, working as event hostesses.
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