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Event Staffing Expert
Maria Ebenezer is an Event Staffing Entrepreneur and Coach.
She is the Founder of Emerald Green Ushering Services - Nigeria's premium event staffing agency for West Africa conferences and exhibitions, and Creator of The Event Staffing Roadmap and Portfolio Fix - an online course that has helped African women start and scale their event staffing agencies.
She has currently trained over 1,400 young women across Nigeria to become professional event hostesses and hired over 80 hostesses in her agency.
Maria was nominated for Nigeria's 25under25 Awards for professional services in 2018. She has been published in international media outlets, including She Leads Africa and Africa Entrepreneurs Social Network (Apreneur).
With an educational background in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, she established Emerald Green Ushering Services in 2015, staffing West Africa conferences and exhibitions held in Nigeria for globally renowned organizations in UK, USA, Italy, UAE, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, India, South Africa and Nigeria, including Global Trade Review, Global Real Estate Institute, International Data Corporation, TMT Finance, National Insurance Commission, to mention a few.