Some members of #Powerlist
To commence the New Year, Inspired by Glory, came up with its Powerlist of women supporting other women in their different endeavours.
Releasing the list, Founder of the NGO, Glory Edozien has this to say about her organisation’s motive for celebrating these inspirational women:
Hear her: “At Inspired by Glory, we couldn’t think of a better way to start 2018 than by celebrating the women who have devoted a considerable portion of their lives activities to empowering other women. The women included in our #womensupportingwomen Power List show every day that supporting women is much more than a hashtag or an Instagram post but requires dedication, strategy, execution but, most importantly, a deep passion to see other women succeed.
“Supporting or empowering others may sometimes seem like a thankless task, but we hope that by shinning the spotlight on these women, we will not only celebrate the very much needed and excellent work they do but also show the amazing drive and impact they continue to create.
“We acknowledge that this list may not be entirely exhaustive as there are many more women in the public eye, and outside of it, who continue to inspire, empower, protect, educate, advocate for and make it their lives work to create opportunities for women other than themselves to succeed. The women on this list represent many more women who we continue to celebrate, acknowledge and thank.”
Tade is the founder of BeiBei Haven an NGO set up to offer free support services to women and couples on their fertility journey. Tade saw a need to set up the foundation following personal fertility challenges and the need to support women with similar issues. BeiBei Haven now provides financial support to women undergoing fertility treatments. The organization also organizes annual Fertility Walks with the objective to remove the stigma around fertility issues, support couples and provide education. Her work has brought about local and international recognition as she was chosen as one of BBC 100 women who are impacting and inspiring others globally and one of 100 inspiring Nigerian women for International Women’s Day.
Hauwa is the founder of SheWritesWoman, a movement of love, hope and support for women that live with mental disorders. Four months after she was diagnosed with bipolar2 and post-traumatic stress disorder in December 2015, Hauwa created a channel to speak for herself especially when it’s hard getting someone to talk to about mental illness. Today, SWW has grown to become a safe haven for women living with mental illness. In 2017, Hauwa Ojeifo was chosen as one of Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of her work.
Damola is a professional nutritionist and weight-loss expert whose passion for her platform spurred out of a Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease which caused her drastic weight increment. Her platform ‘Ask Damz’, is tailored to her personal experience and is dedicated to supporting and advising women who struggle with similar weight-loss issues. Through her social media platform and nutritional programme, she has created a movement of women who are reclaiming their body images and learning more about leading healthier lifestyles.
Although Adepeju had zero experience in the field of medicine, her unwavering desire to help sanitize the health sector and reduce the number of maternal and child mortality led her to start Mother’s Delivery Kit. The enterprise has been a resounding success since it was launched. It is currently in 30 out of the 36 states in Nigeria and more than 50,000 women and babies have been reached with necessary maternal supplies. In 2015 Adepeju was honoured by Barack Obama as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (YALI).
Foluso Gbadamosi is the Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic Group and Co-Founder at 8191 Solutions that provides technology solutions to SMEs. She co-founded a non-profit organization, Serving with Love (SWL) where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Godlovers, through which she expresses devotion to her faith and her love for young people. Through her social media platform, speaking opportunities and her role as a WIMBIZ associate, Foluso continues to support women and provide inspiration, programmes and opportunities to facilitate their growth.
Chinwe is a seasoned Economist with the principal focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She currently works in the macroeconomic and fixed income research unit at FBN Capital. Chinwe has over 100 published economic notes under her belt and has co-authored multiple macroeconomic and fixed income reports. She is an associate member of the Nigerian Economic Society and also WIMBIZ (Women in Management and Business). Asides from her 9 to 5 roles, Chinwe continues to support women-run businesses providing mentorship and advisory services for career women and female entrepreneurs.
Kemi is currently a consultant for McKinsey & Company. In addition to her client work, she is a member of the board of trustees for Helping Other People Excel (HOPE), an NGO whose theory of change is that developing leadership skills in Nigeria’s teenagers today will cultivate change agents who will drive social change in the country. Kemi continues to provide mentorship to young career women through one on one support and through various speaking opportunities where she regularly shares career development tips and opportunities.
Ivie is the Human Resources Manager at Aspire Coronation Trust and has an extensive Background in HR generalist affairs including change management, HR policies development, HR records management and employee welfare. Through her personal social media platform, Ivie continues to provide prime career development advice and support for young job seekers and professional women alike. Her Instagram feed is a treasure trove of career tips and nuggets and is a must follow for the savvy career woman.
Source: Gurdian Woman