Gender Equality Advocate, Social Impact Leader.

About Ekemini


Ekemini Akpakpan is the definition of a leader. There are no words to describe the extent she would go to bring out the best in people. She is dependable and you can always expect excellence and professionalism from her. She is skilled in strategic planning, organizational management and development.
Nkajima Ngewe
University of Tartu, Estonia
Ekemini Akpakpan worked with me while I was Head of Content at She Leads Africa. She researched and wrote interesting articles, and conducted interviews with extraordinary individuals. Ekemini stands out as an exemplary writer.
Rafeeat Aliyu
Former Head of Content She Leads Africa
Ekemini is a very talented professional and an amazing Leader. I learnt so much from her work ethics, attention to detail, and her passion for providing her clients and organisation members with the best customer experience. It was an honour working with her In Kigali.
Eliane Kayitana
Media & Communications, Rwanda
I give my recommendation to this passionate and exceptional team builder, Ms. Ekemini Akpakpan. A disciplined woman, who pays attention to details.
Dr.Elisha Attai
Founder African Women in Leadership Organisation
Ekemini Akpakpan is your go-to thought leader in areas concerning non-profit management. She has a wealth of experience in communications for change and building viable teams. An instructor on strategy and planning for organizations, I have particularly been wowed by her facilitation’s skills during our Build Like A Woman Course.
Buchi Nduka
Founder The Amazing Woman, Nigeria
Excellence as a language! When I see Ekemini I see excellence. Her commitment and dedication to work is really amazing. She knows how to get the best out of her team. I have worked with her, and I still wish to work with her again. I like how she creates room for women and girls to thrive.
Ilori Julius
Founder, Safe African Future Leaders Initiative Nigeria
Ekemini is a talented writer! Her insights are inspiring. She is passionate about Women Empowerment, and is often speaking up for it, while also engaging in projects that promote it. She is one to watch out for!
Nkechi Idinmachi
Founder Machi Foods, Nigeria
Ekemini is a forward thinking lady. When we worked together on a project, I couldn’t help but admire her knack for taking initiative, and getting things done to ensure results are achieved.
Ugochi Obidiegwu
Child safety Advocate, Nigeria
As a line manager, Ekemini’s professional and strong interpersonal relationship with her subordinates positively impacted the team’s performance during the conference. She exhibited great patience, immense curiosity, and demonstrated proactivity, while managing a participant pool of over 200 delegates from more than 20 countries.
Alpha Habib
Educational Policy & Talent Development, Rwanda
Ekemini is highly skilled in organizational leadership and consensus-building. Her dedication to service, commitment to excellence, and ability to proactively lead teams are unparalleled.
Timipre Wolo
CEO, Center for Girls Education & Empowerment
Even when given tasks that seem impossible to accomplish in the given time, Ekemini puts on your superwoman cape and ensures that that task is done excellently well and timely.
Uche Anunobi
Business Analyst, Nigeria
Ekemini’s competence and confidence shines through all her deliverables! Awesome personality too – Big! Big! Personality with humility and undying passion for Girls and Women Empowerment!
Richard George
Agile Coach BEAM, UK
Ekemini is one of the great women in the Executive search market. She takes pride in achieving the placement of ‘success stories. As a former colleague, I can attest that she is incredibly generous with her talent. She consistently looks for ways to uplift and exudes warmth, strength, and kindness. She has already become a huge mentor to me.
Faith Tifase
Procurement Officer, African Circle


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