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Team Category: Trustees

Adaobi Ezeadum

Adaobi is a foreign-trained attorney with international experience in recruiting, litigation, advocacy, leadership, and organizational development, and community project management/implementation. She is the chairman board of trustees of the Empowerment Sapiens Mulier Initiative. She has extensive years of experience working with women in rural areas. Her passion for Women’s Empowerment led to the creation of the ESMI vision in Nigeria in 2016. She has a Bachelor of law degree with her LL.M research thesis focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Divorce Arbitration and Mediation) and prior to getting into talent management, she practiced law in Nigeria having been admitted to the Nigerian bar 11 years ago. She is currently studying for her MBA and will graduate in the spring of 2022.

She brings with her analytical mind, advocacy, research skills, and international work experience. She has published 3 self-help books. The latest book is “THE WOMAN WITHIN”. And loves to read and watch documentaries on Netflix. To connect with her on LinkedIn

Glory Ifeoma Akosa

Glory Ifeoma Akosa is a diligent and smart-working Lawyer who cuts her teeth in the corporate, commercial, and business world of law. With over 10 years of professional experience in corporate and commercial law practice and rendering secretarial services for a number of firms and organizations, Glory considers herself a goal-oriented and smart- working Legal Practitioner with a passion for excellence in every one of her deliverables. She is also a Certified Human Resource Practitioner, and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. (CIPM) She is the current National Secretary of the Empowered Sapiens Mulier Initiative.

Ifunanya Nnabuife

Ifunanya Nnabuife is a trained pharmacist currently residing in Ontario, Canada. She sits as a member of the board of trustees of the Empowered Sapiens Mulier Initiative. She’s a certified life & relationship coach and mentors young people and couples on how to make smart life decisions and enjoy thriving relationships in her free time. She’s actively involved in community service where she volunteers her time to help create awareness of cancer prevention strategies in Afrocarribean communities at EHCW. She believes anyone is capable of becoming much more with the right support and mental attitude. She loves to try new recipes and adventures and currently has learned to swim on her bucket list.

Olawunmi Ilesanmi

Olawunmi is a transformational leader, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner, intentional to walk her talk as she leaves her footprints in the sands of time. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication with a focus on
International Agricultural Development, at Texas A&M University. Olawunmi is passionate about systems thinking and actionable efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly translating her research interests in food security, women’s economic empowerment, and positive youth development to practice around the world. Olawunmi wears multiple hats as a wife, mom, business owner, advisor to startups, youth mentor, and leader of socially responsible groups of women providing several outreach initiatives in food, education, health, and wellness in Nigeria. Strategically, she continues to immerse herself in knowledge and research, under the mentorship of world-class leaders in business and agriculture to gain value-driven initiatives and implement cutting-edge expertise to inspire humans and support sustainable agricultural transformation, improve social and economic prosperity and contribute meaningfully to our dynamic ecosystem.

Adebola Adegbite

Adebola Adegbite is a highly skilled public health professional with more than ten years of experience supporting government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and contractors in various capacities including community health projects, research, and organizing fundraising events. These partners include USAID, PMI, YAI, Abt Associates, and the Red Cross Aruba in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. Adebola has a rare combination of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges, both geriatric and pediatric, and in philanthropic and global health work. She has a master’s in public health, with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and psychology. Her wealth of local and international experience puts ESMI in an excellent position. Adebola enjoys traveling, hiking on trails, and reading in her free time. She is particularly fond of books such as “The Bride Price,” “The Joys of Motherhood,” and “Second Class Citizen” by Buchi Emecheta. She is passionate about women/girls’ issues and advocacy in line with the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and fifth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

Caroline Rakus-Wojciechowski

Caroline Rakus-Wojciechowski is a social entrepreneur and young professional in international education development with more than seven years of interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral experience in public speaking, research, gender equality, youth empowerment, educational inclusion and well-being, cross-cultural competencies, education in emergencies, and sustainable development. Currently, she is the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at MapWorks Learning and is a published author on refugee educational inclusion in the DC – Maryland – Virginia area. Caroline’s work extends across four continents, and she is fluent in English, Polish, and Spanish. She has been a youth ambassador to conferences held by the United Nations Association, World Bank, UNESCO, International Organization for Migration, UN-Habitat, ECOSOC, IUCN, NATO, and the Munich Security Conference Foundation, where she delivered policy recommendations. She has also presented at various academic conferences on experiential learning, refugee educational inclusion, and monitoring and evaluation methods in research, such as the Washington Consortium Student Research, the Comparative and International Education Society, and the Rockefeller Institute on Immigrant Integration Research & Policy Conferences, respectively. Caroline previously worked for organizations such as UNESCO, Coalescion, Q-Q Research Consultants, EnCompass LLC, Global Policy Insights, and BlueRidge Impact Consulting and served in a leadership capacity in the Youth Sustainability Development Network in Nigeria and the Refugee Educational Advancement Laboratory. Caroline holds an M.A. in International Education from the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and a B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard College, where she also completed the pre-medical track. After several years as a keynote speaker and mentor for the Empowered Sapiens Mulier Initiative, she is thrilled to join the ESMI family as a board member.

Chidinma Grace Nwokocha

Chidinma Grace Nwokocha is a current Juris Doctor (JD) student at Tulane University Law School with concentration in Sports Law. She serves as a member of various organizations and is licensed to practice law in New York and Nigeria. In 2021, she obtained an LLM in International and Comparative Law also from Tulane and worked briefly as a Law Clerk at a Law Firm in New Orleans. Prior to enrolling at Tulane, she obtained her undergraduate degree in law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School. Upon her call to the Nigerian Bar in 2017, she began her legal career at Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria’s Tier 1, full-service law firm where she represented local and international clients in various areas of law. Aside being passionate about the practice of law, Chidinma is a writer and blogger and the co-founder of Legal Dilemmas Blog ( As a black female of African origin, she is passionate about the rights of women and girls in the society. This can be seen from the predominantly feminine nature of her stories on the blog. She aspires to be a United Nations Diplomat, a Chartered Arbitrator and a Justice of the Supreme Court someday.

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