The Women of World Pulse LIVE: Meet Olanike
We are so excited about this year's World Pulse LIVE Tour and our three incredible women leaders! We are taking to the cities of New York, Portland and San Francisco September 21-October 3. Before we do, we want you to know more about each woman, how she is using digital tools to advance her work, and why you should join us on the tour. In this update, meet Olanike from Nigeria!
Do you have a question for our women leaders? Submit it as a comment to this post—you never know, your question might make it into the official World Pulse LIVE Tour! We are taking your questions now until September 12.
Olanike Olugboji hails from the beautiful and resource-abundant country of Nigeria. Yet, she has witnessed the environmental exploitation of her beloved homeland and mobilizes grassroots women to take charge as they have been most impacted. She believes that the only way to ensure the environmental security of Nigeria is to make sure that women have skills in environmental management and protection and an equal voice in decision-making.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
Her Life Vision
"I believe that prejudice over land rights is a key factor contributing to gender disparity, with devastating results...for women, their households and communities. The degree of gender bias in land rights and its implication for food security and sovereignty in Nigeria and globally, therefore, calls for a balanced representation of women and men in decision making over land. Women’s productivity capacity must be enhanced!"
-From Olanike's post "Women, Land Rights and Food Security in Nigeria." Read more about her life and vision »
"[As the founder of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE)] I have directly and indirectly reached, engaged and involved thousands of women in issues of natural resource management/environmental sustainability through...activities that address water, sanitation and hygiene, alternative livelihoods, domestic energy, and sustainable agriculture among others. Today, grassroots women in my community are taking charge of, enjoying and benefiting from this new found social power."
-From Olanike's post "A Voyage to Women's Empowerment on Board Green Stewardship." Read more about her work »
Her Digital Empowerment Journey
"It has become a priority for me to keep providing opportunities for as many [women] as possible, to join the digital talk and walk... Digital skills training and internet cafe services will form an integral part of the activities of the Eco Women Resource, Life skills and Learning Center which I plan to establish in my community."
-From Olanike's post "Digital Talk and Walk—Grassroots Women's Voices, A Priority." Read more about her digital empowerment journey »
Ask Olanike a Question!
Submit it as a comment to this post—you never know, your question might make it into the official World Pulse LIVE Tour!