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SheEO MD 2017 Was Awesome!

SheEO Was All That And More, But We Have Only Just Begun!


If you were at the inaugural edition of SheEO in Maryland on August 19, then I don’t have to tell you that we had an awesome time, and the energy in the room was enough to power an entire city. If you missed it, perhaps the few photos on our Facebook page may give you a slight idea of how it all went down. You may also read about the speakers and obtain their contact information here.

I have casually talked about how it took me 3 years to move on SheEO, but I have never really explained why. I was terrified, confused and insecure. There were times I felt it was a foolish idea, and at other times, I felt I was not big enough to gather people together in a room to share and learn. But something clicked in me this year as you may have noticed, I thought – “Its now or never. Tope, you’ve got to do this.” And the rest is history.

Like many United for Kids initiatives I have been honored to lead, the Euro Tour I did this year and so many other things I have done lately, I stalled and paused on SheEO because I was scared of failing at it. But guess what I have now learned and now practice? As long as I am doing something that is in alignment with my true self, that is not in conflict with how my soul yearns to serve, and something I have cleared with my GPS, I will always succeed by the grace of the almighty, regardless of how scared I am. 

So what about you? what are you stalling and pausing on? What is that thing you are scared of failing at? What is that thing you wish you could combine with your current 9-5 or quit your 9-5 to fully pursue? Who are the people waiting for you day in, day out to get the courage to serve them like you were created to do? You don’t have to go round and round in circles, I already did that for both of us (laughs,) so now let me hold your hand while you take the leap to success! I have learned to fly with my fears, and I will be honored to give you the tools to do same.

Whether it is a business venture you want to pursue or a social cause you want to invest in, I will be highly honored to help you navigate the road ahead with a RELEASE One on One SessionMy goal is to inspire you to find, teach you to fund and empower you to fully unleash that calling. Not sure this is right for you? Book a free session first, and then make up your mind from that point. How about that?

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you again and again. I honestly do not take your trust for granted at all. I look forward to serving you again soon.




IMG_9799_previewInspiring Conversations that Matter!

Visit our brand new dedicated She-EO Website.

House of Ganiyah is pleased and highly honored to present She-EO, a powerful, soul inspiring and life transforming experience for purpose driven women. It is a talk-show style experience, which features experts and “battle tested winners” whose stories, authenticity and experiences transform the lives of our audience, and inspire us to think about  Money, Career, Impact, Love & Relationships, Health and Wellness, and Adversity from positions of wholeness and strength.

The goal of She-EO is to provide safe platforms for multi-cultural women of color to retreat and discuss issues related to personal growth and community engagement. She-EO specifically addresses financial, mental and societal barriers that inhibit the growth and progress of women.

What is Unique About She-EO?She-EO Logo Head Only
She-EO is breaking cultural barriers by having no hold barred discussions about issues that are “taboo” topics in many cultures and communities. But these barriers have to be broken so millions of women can live more fulfilling lives, and make better contributions in their communities. She-EO is a unique gathering of the most determined and diverse women of African descent.

In July 2018, the Mayor of Baltimore presented a very special Mayoral Salute to She-EO in recognition of our efforts to inspire and empower diaspora African women. You can read about this and many more achievements on our press page.

The She-EO Stage

She-EO24The She-EO Stage is reserved for the most authentic women (and sometimes men) whose stories genuinely inspire and empower our tribe. Previous hot seat IMG_1563_previewguests who have empowered women from the She-EO stage include: Mayor Catherine Pugh (Mayor of Baltimore,) Dr. Omobola Johnson (Nigeria’s Minister of Information Technology from 2011 to 2015,) and Ms. Magda N. Yrizarry (Senior Vice President and Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at Verizon Communications Inc.) Details of past She-EO events including  our highly impactful hosts and speakers can be found in specific event pages with links below:

FAQs About She-EO

    1. Do I need to get my tickets in advance or can I pay at the door? Yes, You need to buy tickets before the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
    2. Is this a religious event? No, women of all faiths and beliefs are welcome to attend She-EO.
    3. Is this a business/career/professional event? Not really. However, at She-EO we break barriers by hosting inspiring discussions about: Money & Investments, Impact, Love & Relationships, Health and Wellness, and Career & Purpose.
    4. Is there an age limit? Not really. However, the event is designed for women over the age of 25.
    5. Will childcare be provided? No, we are unfortunately unable to provide childcare.
    6. How long will the event last for? 8 hours. Registration will begin at 9 AM, and the event will start promptly at 10 AM and wrap up by 5 PM. Please plan to arrive by 9 so you don’t miss the most interesting discussions, which start in the morning.
    7. Is She-EO one of those feel good events? No. She-EO is not a “Hoorah-kumbaya” event, come ready to learn, to be inspired, energized and most importantly, get ready to drink from a fire hose. Yes, fire hose! We dive deep and fast. Wisdom will hit you from all corners with the speed of light.
    8. Will there be food and drinks at the event? Yes.
    9. Will I have to share my secrets with strangers or ask questions openly? No.
    10. When will She-EO come to my city? We want to take She-EO to all corners of the world where African women live and thrive. If your city is one of such, let us know at

Join our mailing list for updates about future She-EO events! We promise not to send you junk messages.

#TFAJat40 RELEASE One on One Event!

app.coJust in case you missed it, I thankfully celebrated the magical age of 40 on Monday April 17th, and the charitable organization dearest to my heart – United for Kids Foundation also turned 15 on the same date.

I want to celebrate these milestones with my tribe, so I am opening up 15 RELEASE one on one sessions of 60 minutes each at a discount of 40%. Yes, take 40% off to celebrate 40 with me! Instead of paying 40,000 Naira for each life transforming one on one session, you can grab one of these sessions for 24,000 Naira only. Sessions are available between 1pm and 5pm from Tuesday April 25 to Thursday April 27, 2017.

Are you ready to work with me to find, fund and fully unleash your purpose driven life? Want to discuss your “why” and “who” strategies with a coach who gets it? This is going to be life changing, I promise! Sign up here before someone else takes your seat. Remember there are only 15 slots between April 25 and 27th!


Love in Cancun & Release Euro Tour

Hello Tribe Members,

When I made the tough decision to suspend my Love in Cancun tour to lend my hands and heart to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign  in August 2016, a part of me feared that I may never get back on the tour bus again. I thought interrupting the flow and momentum at the time was a risky venture that may not pay off. But I knew that working on the campaign was a unique opportunity that I could not pass off, so I decided to fly with my fear. And even though she didn’t win the presidency, I learnt so much and met so many amazing people whose stories I will carry with me for the rest of my life, in short the experience was worth its weight in gold. And just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I was given the unique opportunity to deliver the field pitch at her second to the last rally a day before the election. What an unforgettable experience! You can watch my speech here.

But guess what? Not only am I excited to be back on the tour bus, I am so blessed that its going to be bigger and even better than I could have dreamed about last year. So my people, in addition to interesting Love in Cancun gists and stories, I am also coming to Europe with the full RELEASE formula by the special grace of God, to inspire and empower you (and myself too!) to find, fund and fully unleash our purpose driven lives! If you thought the photos and videos from Maryland, Lagos and Abuja were nice, well get ready because we are kicking things up a million notches in Europe!  If you are as ready as I am, please take action to reserve your seats now because capacity is limited. Here are the stops the tour bus will be making:

Tour Stop #1 – The Hague, Netherlands
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Admission: This is a private event hosted by the Nigerian Shell Community in Holland, and attendance is by invitation. Please send an email to for more information.
Agenda: Lecture, Love in Cancun sales and signing.

Tour Stop #2 - London, England
londonDate:  Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Time: 3 pm - 6 pm
Venue: Discover, 387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ
Agenda: Release 1.0 Mini Course – GPS & Stakeholder modules, Love in Cancun book Discussion, Behind the scenes gists, sales and signing.
Admission: £10. Limited capacity, please reserve on Eventbrite.

Tour Stop #3 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Date:  Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: Culturando, 15 Avenue de la Faiencerie, 1511 Luxembourg
Agenda: Love in Cancun book discussion, sales and signing.
Admission: Free

Tour Stop #4 - Brussels, Belgium
Friday, February 24th, 2017
10am – 12
American Women’s Club of Belgium. Avenue des Erables, 1
1640 Rhode St Genese
Love in Cancun book discussion, sales and signing.

Tour Stop #5 – Dublin, Ireland
DublinDate:  Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 10 am
VenueIslamic Cultural Center of Ireland, 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Ireland
Agenda: Love in Cancun book discussion, sales and signing.
Admission20 (Single) 25 (Mother & Daughter)
Each ticket covers admission and 1 copy of Love in Cancun
Ticket Contact:  0892231037

Here are 3 reasons to attend at least one of the events:

  • All events will be amazing opportunities to learn and be inspired to unleash your purpose driven life,
  • You will meet and network with awesome people like you,
  • It took me a whole day to create this post and the flyer, so seeing you will make it worth it, laughs!

See you soon by the grace of God!

Transformation: The Best Version of You Awaits!


I honestly believe that every human being has two duties: To find what they were created to do, and then find the person who was created to help them do it.

Are you ready to receive and use the right tools to find and embrace your “WHY” and “WHO” starting right now?  If yes,  I want to personally invite you to attend RELEASE in Lagos on January 7th or online on January 21st.

releaseIf boldly pursuing your purpose is the only option you see in 2017 and beyond, if you could use a little help connecting to a powerful GPS to help you navigate this unknown yet crucial journey called life, if managing your life’s “stakeholders” while doing the work that you were created to do within your current organization or elsewhere is as important as plugging the big hole in your purse, then I want to personally invite you to attend RELEASE in Lagos on January 7th or online on January 21st.

Finally, If you have a strong feeling that your time in the little league is over or you are ready to issue a powerful quit notice to those people living rent free in your mind because you are ready to be the best version of yourself, you need to make it a personal goal to attend the RELEASE event in Lagos on January 7th or Online on January 21st.

release2I have a lot of things to say about the course, but I will just say this: I am offering a full money back guarantee if you attend and fully participate in the course and you do not feel satisfied. Yes! I don’t want your money if I haven’t earned it, so please register to join a power packed session in Lagos on January 7th or online on January 21st. Course fee is N25,000 ($50) for the Lagos event and $24.99 for the online event. Yes! It is our special price, that will not be offered ever again, so I am looking forward to seeing you on the boat!

While you are at it, resolve to bring a loved one along so you can grow together! But sign up for a seat in Lagos on January 7th or online on January 21st now because spaces are limited!


Unwrap a New You No Matter What!

copy-of-releaseAdd the constant news about Donald Trump in America to the economic recession in Nigeria, the aftermath of the #BREXIT vote in the U.K. and the raging fire/genocide in Syria to the personal challenges each one of us is facing, and its as if the entire universe is conspiring against our peace of mind.
But some people aren’t just surviving against all odds, they are thriving and excelling. So how are these special people making it happen? How can you and I rise against the tides, learn to dance in the rain and most importantly make delicious pepper soup from the pepper life likes to throw at us? Here is how…

My name is Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi, the Chief “Inspirator” of House of Ganiyah, a house built just to inspire you, and it is my pleasure and honor to share 7 of the essentials tips that have helped me on this journey of living on purpose despite so many challenges including a difficult marriage, a still birth, multiple miscarriages, a divorce, the loss of my father and unemployment with you. In fact these tips have helped make 2016 my best year so far, and made me hopeful of better years ahead.
I pray this video inspires you to live on purpose and unleash the best version of yourself right now. What are you waiting for? Click play to to unlock your breakthrough now. Can’t watch video now? You may listen to the audio here (its the same content, just without my face!)
When you are done, make sure you join my tribe (FREE) at for more empowering tools and for access to my free “RELEASE A New You” webinar on Saturday December 24th 2016.

Video: Tope Fajingbesi Speaking At Hillary Clinton’s Rally

15036681_1108430579291417_4315005113273581451_nI thought my year was “made” when I met President Obama in July, little did I know there was still a bigger deal in the bag. What a huge honor it was to be one of the 3 speakers apart from Hillary Clinton herself at her last rally in Michigan yesterday. I was not only honored to work for Mrs. Clinton as an organizer, I was and still am highly honored that I alongside the Michigan Democratic Party Chair and Senator Debbie Stabenow got to fire up the crowd before she took the stage. So glad to be making #Herstory. See video clip here… #BeInspired

Michigan Women Vote: Tope, four times a minority

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medium-hrc-photoWhen I quit my full time job as a CPA in August 2015 to give more time to the United for Kids Foundation, an organization I co-founded in 2002 and that I manage pro bono, I knew 2016 was going to be a busy year. However, no crystal ball could have predicted I would take time off that and my exciting book tour to take up a hectic job as an organizer with the Hillary Clinton campaign in Michigan, almost 700 miles away from home. I have been with the most amazing organizing team in Grand Rapids since September 3, and most of the time I still cannot believe how quickly and easily I made the decision to be here.

Although I had been dreaming about “President Hillary Clinton” even before she officially got into the 2016 race, I really didn’t plan to do more than I did for President Obama in Ohio in 2012: volunteer my time for a couple of days before the election. However, my plans changed on July 21 when I attended President Obama’s Eid ul Fitr celebration at the White House. I still can’t find the words to describe the joy and honor I felt when I shook the President’s hands that day, but let’s just say I was very happy. As I drove to my home in Columbia, Maryland, after the party, I got quite anxious. I could feel the sweat in my palms on my steering wheel as my four times minority status being a Black, Muslim, Immigrant Woman began to dawn on me. If I wanted to continue feeling at home in the United States of America, if I wanted me or anyone who looks like me to feel like they deserve this type of honor in the future, I had to get in the in the ring.

I knew that simply volunteering to help get out the votes a couple of days before the election wasn’t going to be sufficient. I knew it was time to suspend the book tour, pack up, and go join the fight wherever it was. I got home, switched on my computer, and submitted my application to be a campaign organizer. I was clear in my application — I wanted to organize Muslims, Africans (both immigrants and U.S. born), and women. I wanted to organize people like me; I wanted to tell them what we had to lose if we refuse to show up for the fight.

I have now spent three hectic and exhausting weeks in Grand Rapids, and I am glad I am in the ring with Secretary Clinton because I know that when she gets to the White House, she will fight for me everyday.

Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi is the author of Love in Cancun, an best seller. She is a Muslim Nigerian-American woman passionate about building social and economic bridges between the United States of America and African nations. In addition to managing United for Kids Foundation, Tope hosts the Impact Africa podcast.