Meet Our Team:
WICE is led by a team of creative women in the UK and Africa and continue to collaborate with a growing network of likeminded creatives globally. We align our objectives with other programmes and organisations in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to foster a creative global economy where creativity, cultural awareness, digital advancement and gender equality is promoted.
Princess Folaji Fasanya-Omoyeni, our Convener, is the CEO/Creative Director of her UK based clothing line, FFOLAJI LONDON and convener of Women In Creative Enterprise (WICE).
Princess Folaji is also a qualified Management Consultant, IT Consultant, Business Analyst, Coach, Teacher, Creative Consultant, Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor.
As the CEO/Creative Director of her fashion label, Princess Folaji is hands on at her studio in Milton Keynes where her creative ideas are brought to life and where her hands would have touched each design in her collection at multiple points in their life cycle. Due to budding creative ideas, Folaji has also adding jewellery making and accessories, (creating matching, bespoke, statement pieces to complement her designs) and other lines to her products. Within a year of setting up FFOLAJI LONDON, Princess Folaji was selected to showcase her IMAAN collection on the House Of iKons platform for upcoming designers, during London Fashion Week.
This led to a demand for mentorship and support from women who aspired to do the same and thus Women In Creative Enterprise (WICE) was birthed and launched in November, 2018.
Princess Folaji has participated in many fashion shows, events and exhibitions and has organised her own events including well attended conferences that attracted industry doyens and top government officials.
Princess Folaji is a well respected member of her community and due to her dedication, hard work and commitment, she has featured in local newspapers, online articles and magazines. Since setting up her fashion business less than 5 years ago, Princess Folaji has also been honoured with many nominations, recognitions and awards, including the prestigious BEFFTA Award, for her contributions to the African fashion industry, supporting her community, promoting the African culture, art and creativity and for inspiring the next generation of young women and girls. She is a sought after speaker and trainer at events where she continues to inspire and share her creative knowledge with others.
Princess Folaji’s awards include;
2015: Black African Women Rock Fashion Designer of The Year
2015: African Entrepreneur Award – Fashion Designer Of The Year
2015: Milton Keynes Nigerian Community Recognition
2016: BEFFTA STAR Award – Outstanding Achievement And Recognition In The Fashion Industry
2016: International Women Of Power – Business Woman Of The Year
2016: Disabled International Foundation Recognition
2016: Domestic Violence UK Recognition
2017: Whole Life Activation Awards Business Woman Of The Year
2018: Nominee, African Pride Awards, Outstanding Achievement In Fashion
2018: Winner at Nat West ‘Best Impromptu Speaker’
2018: MKIAC Recognition
2018: Show Me Success ‘Best Elevator Speech’
2019: Woman Of Praise Award
2020: Women Appreciating Women (WOW)
Words Of Encouragement:
Princess Folaji is a ‘Creativity Advocate’. Through many WICE projects, Princess Folaji aims to work with women creatives to develop future leaders, reduce loneliness and drive creativity and business performance through digital technology. She aims to encourage women to feel connected, supported, courageous, fulfilled and inspired. Through WICE, Princess Folaji aims to deliver quality events which bring creatives together, empower creative women and girls for success and encourage them to become value creating leaders of their communities.
It is Princess Folaji’s strong belief that we are all individuals born with unique talents and creative gifts. Princess Folaji believes that, creativity is everywhere and linked to everything we do. It is the power that lies within and women need to start transforming their mindset. Through creativity, arts and culture, women can be dedicated to a continuous journey of self-confidence, personal growth and success.
Princess Folaji believes that when women connect and collaborate via well planned events, communities are strengthened and they thrive. For women to each begin to attain equality at the table, Princess Folaji believes that leadership and make a difference, barriers have to be broken so millions of women can live more fulfilling lives, and make better contributions to their communities. She believes that we need to continue to empower and inspire women to unleash their inner strength, discover and enrich their creativity in all areas of their lives because creative women speak words of wisdom and rule the world.
Princess Folaji is widowed and blessed with two sons.
For speaking engagements and further information, please connect with Princess Folaji on firstname.lastname@example.org