Year 2020

Blen A. Sahilu

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Lawyer, Women’s Rights Advocate and Policy Advisor Ethiopia Blen Sahilu is an Ethiopian human rights lawyer and gender expert with over a decade of expertise in academia, movement building, and strategic advocacy. Since 2022 she has served as Deputy Director…

Upendo Furaha Peneza

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Member of Parliament, Advocate Tanzania Upendo Furaha Peneza is currently a Member of Parliament in the United Republic of Tanzania through the opposition party, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA). She serves as a Chairperson of the Tanzania Youth Parliamentarians…

Dr. Jumoke Oduwole

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Academic, Advisor, Speaker, Advocate Nigeria Dr. Jumoke Oduwole is an academic, former government advisor, and advocate. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Prior to this, she served…

Angela Nwaka

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Nurse, Consultant, Legislator, NGO Director Nigeria Angela is a nurse, consultant, former Delta State House Member and NGO director from Nigeria. She relocated to the United States in 1985, where she later attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, obtaining a…

Aïda Alassane N’Diaye-Riddick

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Multidisciplinary Development Expert, Public Servant Côte d’Ivoire Aïda Alassane N’Diaye-Riddick is a highly accomplished, multidisciplinary development expert with experience across a range of areas including education, health, and poverty alleviation. She is the founder of Empower Us, a consulting firm…

Adv. Fadzayi Mahere

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Lawyer, Advocate, Lecturer, Political Leader Zimbabwe Fadzayi Mahere is a lawyer practicing as an advocate at the Harare Bar, having held roles in at commercial law firms, the International Criminal Court, and the United Nations. Fadzayi has worked at the…

Cornelia Kruah-Togba

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NGO Founder, Public Servant, Women’s Advocate Liberia Cornelia Kruah-Togba is a Liberian public servant and advocate for youth and women’s empowerment. She started her career in 2011 as the Youth Program Officer of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women’s…

Malado Kaba

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Former Finance Minister, Consultant, International Development and Finance Expert Republic of Guinea Malado Kaba currently serves as Director of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), having been appointed in June 2022. Ms. Kaba…

Yawa Hansen-Quao

Yawa Hansen-Quao

Executive Director, Social Entrepreneur, Female Leadership Advocate Ghana Yawa is a serving member of the Board of Directors at Ashesi University College, and the Founder of the Leading Ladies’ Network. In addition, she is a Co-founder of Impact Hub Accra,…

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