Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao
Hon. Abike represented the people of Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives from June 2003 – June 2015 where she served as Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs (June 2003 – June 2008). As Chairman on Media, she worked at giving the House a credible image through absolute openness and transparency; and as Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs (June 2008 – 2015), her major spotlight was in her advocacy and calls for justice and fairness for Nigerians abroad — From China, Pakistan, Libya, to USA, Northern Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Brazil and many more countries. Her intervention was impactful.
She manages real estate transactions in excess of $2 billion and has written three books, teaching women about financial literacy and empowering women globally “to step into their greatness.”
Anna McCoy on Leadership — “Lead from right where you are: When we talk about leadership, it can sometimes feel overwhelming for women to think about taking on a new role that might require additional responsibilities when we are already managing so much. The truth is, we can lead wherever we are at the moment. The moment that you have an opportunity to act, do so. Then you will find yourself leading,”
Title: Director, Alameda County Small Business Development Center, California.