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Meet Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s rights activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh became the first UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.…

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie is an American civil rights activist. She is one of the leaders in the activist group We The Protesters and co-edits the Ferguson protest newsletter This Is the Movement with fellow activist DeRay Mckesson. Elzie became involved in activism following…

Meet Zuriel Oduwole

Ever met someone who has discovered their purpose at a young age? Or someone who has sat down one on one and had discussions with various world leaders, entrepreneurs and even young people like herself. Well, let us introduce you to Zuriel Oduwole.…

Meet Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza is an African-American activist and editorial writer who lives in Oakland, California. She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of…

Meet Jazmin Graves

Jazmin Graves is a PhD candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her doctoral research centers on the African-Indian (Sidi) Sufi devotional tradition of western India. In spring 2017, Jazmin organized the SISAAS (Scholars at…

Meet Sheila Okonji Ashinze

  SheilaO is the founder of the global booking agency, ZONS PR/TOURS, which opened a niche in Africa where international A-list artistes are taken to tour the continent in partnership with many other corporate companies. A previously untapped market, Africa became the host…

Meet Ngozi Okonkwo

Ngozi Okonkwo joined Oando PLC in 2009 as the Senior Legal Advisor. She was appointed the Chief Legal Officer in 2011. She currently manages the general affairs of the Legal Services unit comprising downstream, finance and upstream and key transactions. She serves as…

Meet Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Yvonne Manzi Makolo is a Rwandan IT specialist and business executive, who serves as the managing director and chief executive officer of Rwandair, the national airline of Rwanda. She was appointed to that position on 6 April 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy CEO responsible for corporate affairs at the same…

Meet Valerie Obaze

R&R Luxury is a family run business which was set-up in 2010 by PR executive Valerie Obaze. She started making luxury scented candles from the comfort of her kitchen initially as a hobby, then it turned into a business following its high demand.…

Meet Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, MP

Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, MP is the eldest daughter of the 1st President under the 4th Republic of Ghana Jerry Rawlings (1993–2001) and former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman (1993–2001) . She currently works in General Practice. She has participated in various foundations and initiatives championing women’s and children’s…

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