‘There are many times I felt like throwing in the towel and picking up a paid job’ - Olamide Ayeni-Babajide
I grew up in the rural part of south-western Nigeria. I was taught early that when things are broken, they are fixed and not thrown away.
‘I Consider Women In Nigeria, Especially In Rural Areas, Very Vulnerable’
Clare Henshaw is a professional development practitioner and astute project manager. She is best known for her work in human capital development and gender-based initiatives spanning across several marginalised population segments. Over the last decade of her career, Clare has contributed her progressive experience in programme development and management, grant management and community engagement to…
'I’m a firm believer in starting small and dreaming very big'
Peju Ugboma is the Founder/CEO of I Luv Desserts and also runs a blog, The Service Critic where she reviews restaurants. A graduate of Microbiology from the University of Lagos, she was the Head of Business Strategy at First Independent Global before resigning and setting up her business.
‘We believe every woman can do more when she recognises her innate potentials, capabilities’
In a bid to showcase pioneers in male- dominated industries and shatter gender stereotypes, these four women tell us of their journeys to self, being the first woman in their fields of specialty and thriving in male-dominated industries whilst building successful careers....
Nkiru Olumide-Ojo: ‘Including men in gender conversations helps greatly’
I’m not entirely sure what the person who was describing meant, but I do strongly believe that everyone has the ability to express themselves...
Priscilia Eleje: Salute to the First Lady of currency
Guardian Woman celebrates Mrs Priscilla Ekwueme Eleje, the first woman to append her signature on Nigeria’s banknotes, as she is appointed the Director of Currency and Operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria
Amaka Chukwudum:My happiest moment is when I’m on the farm
Amaka Chukwudum is the Founder of agricultural outfit, Amicable Mondiale Farms, with specialty in growing food, food processing, providing management and advisory services to investors in the agricultural industry....
'I believe one needs to be persistent in whatever one does'
Eno Essien is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Rheytrak Limited, a Vehicle Tracking and Recovery company, which she established 12 years ago at the age of 25 with no prior work experience. A graduate of Microbiology from the University of Calabar...
It has actually been a worthwhile and fulfilling journey for me and I have to say that when I started off, I wasn’t sure what I would eventually end up doing.