Hafsat Abiola is the President of Women In Africa

She was a member of the Ogun State Cabinet where she pioneered the use of cell phones to provide cash subsidies to low-income pregnant women to facilitate their access to health centers for prenatal and postnatal care. She has worked on inclusive growth programs to tackle the high rate of youth unemployment.

As President of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), she has worked to promote a generation of outstanding women leaders and give them access to public services.

Driven by such women’s strength, Hafsat believes that the unique challenges facing the African continent offer opportunities for female leadership to thrive.

She is one of the World Future Council’s Global Advisors, recipient of several international awards, including the Vital Voices Award for Public Service, the Goi Peace Foundation Award, and the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leadership Community. Her life’s work is a tribute to her parents who lost their lives while leading the democratic movement that put and end to Nigeria’s military regime in the 90s.

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