Ekemini Akpakpan is currently a Head of Operations at Women Impacting Nigeria, and has non-profit management experience spanning 11 years. She led a ground-breaking work at African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) where she was instrumental to the organizational building process and rose to be a General Manager. She began her not-for-profit experience as an undergraduate at a community-based youth development organization. 

The highlights of Ekemini’s career at African Women in leadership Organisation were facilitating the acquisition of hosting rights by 3 countries for the annual African Women in Leadership International Conference, facilitating a join-stakeholder value-chain-development program for 500 women’s financial inclusion in the Nigerian informal sector, and the redesign of AWLO Membership Experience to become a project-based learning experience accompanied by requisite academic programming for women’s leadership outcomes.  
 
Ekemini is currently pursuing a second degree in Business Administration in addition to completing 10 social impact courses. Her most popular contributions on gender inequality have been published on She Leads Africa and World Economic Forum. She was the writer of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Keynote on Women’s Sustainable Empowerment at African Women in Leadership Conference 2019. Ekemini has published several policy briefs on gender equality. She is a Fellow of the Africa Social Innovators Bootcamp implemented by Donors for Africa Foundation & African Union Youth Envoy, and Alumni of Women in Successful Careers Mentorship Program.

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