With hard work and determination, she forged a path to success in the private and public sectors in her country of Nigeria. Now, Amujae Leader Ifeyinwa Maureen Okafor is using her expertise to inspire other women and encourage them to strive for the highest levels of leadership.
EJS Center’s Executive Director Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks highlights African women’s achievements in banking and finance
African women are making headways in the financial sector and can become the driving force of the continent’s economic growth. Delivering a keynote speech at the ceremony, the EJS Center Executive Director, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, remarked that the winners of this year’s Angaza Awards have been instrumental in helping other women “share in the gains of Africa’s economic progress.”
As part of its ongoing effort to chart the progress of women’s public leadership across Africa, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) has published its second annual report, ‘Shifting the Landscape: The 2021 Year in Review.’
For Amujae Leader Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, innovation in governance is about finding creative ways to bring about transformative change for both the public and private sectors.
The private sector is a crucial partner in advancing gender equality, says Amujae Leader Dr. Yakama Manty Jones
The time to change the conversation around women’s economic empowerment and participation in decision-making processes has come, said Amujae Leader Dr. Yakama Manty Jones.
Amujae Leader Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr participates in international events to discuss local climate action and support for women in urban areas
Women represent one of the most vulnerable population groups when it comes to the threat of climate change and must be given priority in local climate action plans.
Stressing the need to include women and young people in the healthcare leadership space, Amujae Leader Umra Omar took to the stage at a recent session of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos to advocate for inclusive and equitable healthcare services.
Launch of the EJS Center Data Hub marked by insightful discussion on role of data in advancing gender equality
How can data play a role in helping women rise to positions of power?
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in conversation with President of IE University on equity and the challenges of leadership
More and more women are overcoming the systemic barriers that hamper progress toward gender parity. The courage and strength of such women has been emphasized by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a recent IE University Blue Talks conversation.