WISCAR appoints Ogunmekan as pioneer executive secretary
Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) have appointed Mrs. Fabia Ogunmekan as its pioneer Executive Secretary.
In her role as Executive Secretary, Ogunmekan assumes responsibility for overseeing the day to day administration of WISCAR’s strategy implementation and programmes management, working closely with the Advisory Board and staff to continue to meet the objectives of the organization.
WISCAR is a non-profit organization focused on empowering and developing professional women to contribute to economic development and nation building in Nigeria and Africa.
‘WIN-with-WISCAR’, which is WISCAR’s flagship programme is a structured mentoring programme that provides strategic career advice, inspiration, guidance and support to young career women to help unleash their potential, navigates career pathways, achieve their objectives, foster ambitions and nurture dreams.
A statement by founder and chairperson of WISCAR, Mrs. Amina Oyagbola, added: “Fabia Ogunmekan’s appointment as our first Executive Secretary is a defining moment in this new Chapter of the WISCAR story. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in February 2018 and in that period of existence we have groomed and inspired an impressive cohort of Alumni and recognized inspiring Fellows, Women all doing great things and making positive contributions just as we envisioned when we commenced.”
Prior to joining WISCAR, she served as Alumni Engagement Manager at the Tony Elumelu Foundation where she was responsible for developing and implementing engagement programs and partnership opportunities for the Alumni network. She has previously worked with Hygeia Nigeria Limited where she spent 8 successful years in different management and executive roles, culminating in her role as Head of Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance. Her development experience also includes her role as Corporate Secretary Pronatura International (Nigeria) and as an Associate at The Law Union (Barristers and Solicitors).