Oluwatoyin Olabisi Taiwo –Gender and Development Specialist is the Executive Director of WGCCEO. A graduate of Education English from the University of Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria with an Executive Certificate in Gender Sexual Health Reproduction and Fertility from the University of Amsterdam and a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies with a specialization in Women and Gender Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies The Hague Netherlands.
A 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship semi-finalist and 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative Fellow (YALI) Oluwatoyin is passionate about the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Health and Well-Being) 4 (Quality Education) 5 (Gender Equality) and 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). In her role as Executive Director, she is responsible for putting in place the organization’s strategic plans and working with the Board to analyze and assess impact of program activities.
Chinelo Ofoegbunam is a Legal Practioner Par Excellence and an Entrepreneur who is very passionate about the economic empowerment of the Nigerian Woman.She is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.Currently, she is the Legal Counsel to a reputable law firm in Nigeria.
Temi-Tope Abiola has a Master of Science degree in Business Management from the Aberdeen Business School Scotland. She is passionate about Women Economic Empowerment and currently consults on Small and Medium Enterprise financing in Nigeria.
Ayoola Adetutu has a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering. She is passionate about Girl-Child Education and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Immaculate Bih is a Civil Engineer, a social Entrepreneur, and a 2018 Global Good Fund fellow. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Immaculate Construction (ICON) Company Bamenda Cameroun and is passionate about reaching infrastructural deficits in her home country as well as bridging the gender gap in the field of engineering while also promoting STEM Girl-Child Education. She has a good track record of successful realization of construction projects for Primary and Secondary Schools, Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines, including residential buildings in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.
Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Butterfly Housing Cameroon, a partnership between her company and Butterfly Housing Netherlands aimed at developing Butterfly Housing Real Estate project in Cameroon in-order to bridge the GAP between demand and supply of quality affordable, sustainable green houses for the low- mid income earners.
Additionally, Engineer Immaculate is the Regional/Country Award winner for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business 2017 in the Building and Construction sector.
Olivia Nkum is a Digital Marketer and advocates for Women and Children living with disabilities in her home country Ghana. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Agribusiness Management and a Masters’ in Marketing both from the Kwame Nkrumah University. Currently, the assistant manager of FN Life Bakery Kumasi Ghana; volunteers for the Precious Life Foundation in her free time.
Meganne Ceday- Boho is a journalist and freelance translator from Cote-D- Ivoire who is passionate about the empowerment of Women and young persons a course which made to be selected by the United States Embassy Cote-D-Ivoire for a fellowship at the Women Leadership Institute University of Delaware, United States of America.
Dr. Richard A. Idowu graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Ilorin Kwara State . In 2009, he obtained his Masters in statistics from the Louisiana State University and furthered his interest in the field of Mathematics by obtaining a Doctorate degree in 2012. As a Post-Doctorate Research Associate, he worked at Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science Louisiana Tech University Louisiana United States of America.
He is currently a Lecturer in the department of Mathematics at Prairie View A & M University Houston Texas as well as an Entrepreneur
Sophie Samyn studied media and theatre studies at the University of Ghent (Belgium) during which she specialised in the Nigeria Film making Industry. For her research she collaborated with Nigerian immigrant filmmakers in Europe. As a result of her interest in Trafficking in Human Beings, she worked for quite a number of years in migration centres in Italy and Belgium with West-African migrants coming from Libya. Ms. Samyn recently completed a Master s in Conflict and Development at the University of Ghent, with a final research on the Trafficking of Nigerian Women from Edo State to Europe.
Amina Iliyasu (Balaraba) is a graduate of Business Administration and Administration from the Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto State Nigeria and also has a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies from the Drew University Madison New Jersey United States of America. Hajiya Amina is the Founder of Azyali Global Services and Co-founder of Instar Solutions Nigeria. She is currently a Board Member of the Zamfara State Community Development Services and a year 2019 aspirant for the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives.