When we think of African women, we think of strength, resilience, courage and sisterhood, of making the impossible possible as they spearhead change across the continent.
Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, co-founder of the African Women’s Development Fund and First Lady of Ekiti State in Nigeria, has just been awarded the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for Humanitarian Leadership in Lagos Nigeria.
Bisi, who served as the first Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund from 2001-2010 is well known for her activism in defending and promoting women’s rights. She has vast experience as a Gender Specialist, Social Entrepreneur, Policy Advocate, Politician, Social Change Philanthropy Practitioner, Communications Specialist and Social Sector expert. Bisi is also one of the founders of the African Feminist Forum (AFF).
Bisi runs Above Whispers, an online platform which provides a forum to engage in discussions on various issues including social justice, women’s rights, politics, development, financial security, health, entrepreneurship, popular culture, faith, parenting, relationships.