International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th every year. This day is dedicated to honoring the achievements of women and raising awareness about their struggles. International Women’s Day 2023 will focus on the theme of “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. Education is a powerful tool that can transform the lives of women and girls around the world. It is an essential component of women’s empowerment and a key driver of gender equality.
Today, we celebrate Damilola Odufuwa
Her work: She is the co-founder of Backdrop, a travel app and social network for finding and sharing beautiful places. She is also the co-founder of the Feminist Coalition, an advocacy group championing equality for women in Nigeria – with a core focus on education, financial freedom, and representation of women in public office.
Find her on social media: Instagram | @damiodufuwa | Twitter | @damiodufuwa
We celebrate Biola Alabi
Her work: Biola Alabi is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, investor, public speaker, and television host. Before founding Biola Alabi Media, she held one of the biggest jobs in the African entertainment industry as Managing Director for M-Net Africa
Find her on social media: Instagram | @biolaalabi| Twitter | @biolaa1 | Web | biolaalabimedia.com
We celebrate Amanda Obidike
Her work: Amanda Obidike is a multi-award-winning social innovator, technologist, and scientist. She is the Founding Curator of the WEF Global Shapers, Ozubulu Hub, and Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa.
Find her on social media: Instagram | @amandachirpy | Twitter | @amandachirpy
We celebrate Chinonye Chukwu
Her work: Filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu is the first Black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for her U.S. Dramatic entry, Clemency.
Find her on social media: Instagram | @chinonyechukwu
We celebrate Bolanle Austin-Peters
Her work: She is the founder and artistic director of BAP Productions and the arts and culture center Terra Kulture. Her plays include Saro The Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Death, and The King’s Horseman written by Nobel prize winner, Wole Soyinka, and many more.
Find her on social media: Instagram | @bolanleaustenpeters
We celebrate Abimbola Adebakin
Her work: Abimbola Adebakin is the Founder/CEO of Advantage Health Africa. Advantage Health Africa creates a platform for collaboration and performance improvement in the health sector, with an initial emphasis on retail pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
Find her on social media: Instagram | @abimbola_adebakin
We celebrate Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Her work: Temie Giwa-Tubosun is a Nigerian-American health manager, and founder of LifeBank (formerly One Percent Project), a business enterprise in Nigeria working to improve access to blood transfusions in the country.
Find her on social media: Instagram | Instagram | @temiegiwa | Web | lifebankcares.com
We celebrate Modupe Elebute-Odunsi
Her work: Dr. Modupe Elebute-Odunsi is a Consultant Haemato-oncologist celebrated for building the first comprehensive cancer center and specialist in Nigeria
Find her on social media: Instagram | @drelebuteodunsi | Web | marcelleruth.com
We celebrate Mildred Okwo
Her work: Mildred Okwo is a Nigerian film Director and Producer whose films have been nominated and won several prestigious awards in Africa including AMVCA, AMAA, NMA, and “Publix du Prix” at Nollywood Paris. She’s the Co-Founder of The Audrey Silva Company
Find her on social media: Instagram | @glazedlens | Web | audreysilva.com
As we mark International Women’s Day 2023, let us celebrate the achievements of women who have overcome barriers, broken stereotypes, and shattered glass ceilings in their various fields of endeavor.