Wednesday 7 December 2022

Nigeria's Ibijoke Faborode, Joy Ezeilo and Ifeoma Ozoma make BBC 100 Women

BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2022 on Tuesday and  Ibijoke Faborode the co-founder of a political advancement organization- ElectHER is one of the Nigerians women on the list.

Ibijoke Faborode uses ElectHER to drive her vision to bridge inequality gaps in African democracy by Engaging, Encouraging, Equipping and Enabling women to Decide, Run and Win elections and has engaged more than 2,000 women in politics across Africa. With the #Agender35 campaign, her organisation is directly backing 35 women running for local or federal office in the 2023 general election, providing human and financial resources.

Prior to this, she worked with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as Head of Agritech and Healthcare advisory where she led Policy, trade, and investment relations across West Africa for the Department of International Trade. As Regional Business Development Manager Sub-Saharan Africa for the Paris based Pan-African publication- The Africa Report, she has managed communication campaigns for governments and some of the biggest brands in Africa.

Ibijoke also currently serves as a co-director for the prestigious London School of Economics Africa Summit 2021, and seats on the advisory board of Seeder & Ash Capital- a boutique investment firm focused on the high growth private markets in Nigeria.

The other Nigerians on the list are Prof Joy Ezeilo, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons and Ifeoma Ozoma.

Prof. Joy Ezeilo, the emeritus dean of law at the University of Nigeria is a founding director of the Women Aid Collective (WACOL), which in the last 25 years has provided free legal aid and shelter to 60,000 vulnerable women in Nigeria. She also founded the Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre to provide a rapid response to victims and survivors of abuse.

Ifeoma Ozoma is an American born public policy specialist and technology industry equity advocate.

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