Preparing the next generation of
women leaders for Africa’s future

Evolve is a mentorship and leadership program of Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) that connects women aged 18-35 years to outstanding female professionals who provide real-world leadership and career inspiration, advice and guidance to support them on their life journeys. Evolve provides a safe virtual and in-person environment that allows recent university graduates and young women professionals to be open and proactive about the challenges and successes they face in their personal, academic and professional lives. Inspired by the vast and growing number of emerging young female leaders and the dearth of intra and inter mentorship amongst women, Evolve seeks to nurture stronger community for and by women on their journeys to becoming all they desire to become. The program is keen on mentoring African/Black young women, but is open to young women of all ethnicities/nationalities and abilities. Evolve supports the SEGEI vision of an equitable world where every girl and woman feels supported and empowered to reach her full potential.



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Our Goal

To equip young women aged 18-35 years with real-world personal development and career knowledge, skills, and resources to lead and live healthy productive lives in order to advance the achievement of sustainable development goal 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

You can become a Mentee

You can click on the link below to register and take advantage of this life changing opportunity
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Program Design

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Program Fee: N30,000 Nigerian Naira | $80 USD

Meet Our Mentors

Adaoma Onwukaeme

Career Field: Education/Teaching, Non-Profit/Non-Government Location: South Korea

Branishka Lewis

Career Field: Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical; Non-Profit/Non-Government Location: The Bahamas

Chiamaka Uzomba

Career Field: Non-Profit; Community/International Development; Public Health Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Oluwa Sophie Enitan

Career Field: Education/Teaching, Non-Profit/Non-Government, Community/International Development, Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical; Civic Responsibility Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Margaret Bolaji-Adegbola

Career Field: Education; Non-Profit Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Michelle Mckenzie

Career Field: Education; Community/International Development; Business/Entrepreneurship Location: Maryland, USA

Noimot (Na-ee-ma) Bakare Ayoub

Career Field: Economics/Research/Data Analytics Location: Washington DC, USA

Olufunke Folorunsho

Career Field: Banking/Finance Non-Profit Location: Oyo, Nigeria

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi

Career Field: Non-profit; International Development; Communications and Gender/Life Skills and Personal Development Location: London, United Kingdom

T. Luna Imhotep

Career Field: Holistic/Traditional Health and Wellness; Education/Teaching; Business/Entrepreneurship Location: Alabama, USA

Tadiwanashe Burukai

Career Field: Non-Profit/Non-Government, Community/International Development; Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical; Politics/Governance/Civic Responsibility Location: Zimbabwe

Temitope Alfred

Career Field: Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical; Health Promotion and Education strategies; Community/International Development; Non-Profit/Non-Government Location: Ogun, Nigeria

Thais Rosa Pinheiro

Career Field: Education/Teaching, Community/International Development, Business/Entrepreneurship Location: Brazil

Chinenye Audrey Nri

Career Field:Banker ; Non-Profit ; Lifestyle Coaching : Author. Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Veronica Adeusi

Career Field: Accounting, Finance and Data Analytics Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Tolu Omodara

Career Field: Community/ International Development. Location: USA

Dr. Beryne Odeny

Career Field: Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medicals Location: USA

Oluwadamilola Opawale

Career Field: Community/International Development, Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical Location: London, United Kingdom

Deborah Olumuyiwa

Career Field: Public Health/Medicine/Bio-Medical Location: Maryland, USA