Leading Ladies Africa, a women-focused non-profit today announced the constitution of its Advisory Board, made up of 7 outstanding global business leaders drawn from various sectors, countries and continents.
According to a statement from the organization, the new Board was constituted to support the non-profit on its focused and renewed drive to deepen its programmatic efforts and impact across Africa, and specifically for the women and girls’ communities that it serves.
The Board is made up of individuals like Moiyattu Banya Keister; Co-Founder and Executive Director Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone, Lampe Omoyele; Managing Director Nitro 121, Ukinebo Dare; Head Career Transitions at Mastercard Foundation, and Liz Grossman Kitoyi; Co-Founder Baobab Consulting. Others include: Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde; Head of Brand and Reputation for Google in Sub-saharan Africa, Regina Honu; CEO Soronko Academy, and Jessica Hope, Founder/CEO of Wimbart.
“We wanted our new board to reflect the diversity of the work we do and the communities that we serve,” said Francesca Uriri, Founder of Leading Ladies Africa. Continuing further, she said: “As we look to deepen our footprint and impact across Africa and beyond, focusing even more on programs that champion inclusion and equality for African women and girls, it’s become important to have the expertise and support of those who can help us get to the next phase of our strategic growth.”
Leading Ladies Africa’s mission is to build a diverse and inclusive community of African female leaders, who are equipped to provide sustainable solutions to Africa’s most pressing socio-economic, and cultural challenges. With the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the organization recently trained and impacted 500 female entrepreneurs in Warri through its Enterprise and Leadership Program — a practical, hands-on program that enables women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to set up viable small business enterprises that are designed to convert opportunities within their communities.