Ekemini Akpakpan has 8 years experience working in the non-profit and international development space.
As an undergraduate, she worked for 3 years at a community-based organization, for youth development. This enabled her to develop strong coordination skills in program design and implementation, stakeholder management, and resource mobilization.

Ekemini joined African Women in Leadership Organisation, an international organization for gender parity in 2015, where she facilitated the design of the administrative framework, which has morphed into the AWLO International Secretariat. She rose to General Manager in 2018, and has spearheaded the design of organizational processes, culture, governance, and programs.

Ekemini is currently pursuing a Business Administration degree. She is an effectiveness-oriented Administrator, who identifies growth opportunities for organizational development. She is resourceful, and provides qualitative support for high performance among team members.

At African Women in Leadership Organization Ekemini’s strategic vision has enlivened the organization. Since 2018, she has designed the African Women in Leadership International Conference for women leaders.

In 2019, she founded the Student Leadership Club (now called Girls’ Class); a complementary curriculum for the prevention of gendered outcomes that lead to women’s poor participation in the workforce and economy. The Student Leadership Club piloted as a co-curricular activity approved by the State Government, and was recently selected by the International Youth Foundation USA as one of the 65 solutions by young people solving problems for ‘people planet and prosperity’.

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