Siju Iluyomade, lawyer and convener of the annual Arise Women Foundation Conference (AW), has said that her passion for helping the downtrodden in society inspired her to initiate projects, and programmes to uplift the living condition of Nigerians.

Iluyomade stated this on Monday while speaking in a press conference in Lagos to herald the 2023 edition of the annual Arise Walk For Life scheduled to be held on Saturday 14th October 2021.

This year’s Arise Women conference is in the 15th edition with the theme,‘ #stepup’.

The walk is expected to begin at 8 a.m. in clusters across different parts of the world simultaneously.

She stressed that walking was healthy for all ages and classes of people, stressing that there was a need to demystify people’s negative assumptions about walking.

“We need to demystify what poverty is, it is good to work”, lluyomade said.

Following this, the Ikoyi Club will host the esteemed Arise golf tournament on Friday, October 20, offering not just sporting prowess but a unique networking opportunity with business leaders and philanthropists.