As a black woman do you feel like you are a part of the women's movement happening today?
"It's exciting to see women rising up; taking up positions courageously and having a stance whether in business, government, science, creative industries and other sectors. It's even more exciting to see black women creating magic like no other. It's great times to witness. I definitely feel that i'm part and i'm playing an active part in the movement. I don't take it likely. It's an honour and a duty at the same time. I'm living the dreams of my mom, my grandmom and my great grand mom who have been absolutely influential in instilling vital values in me. Whilst i acknowledge the amazing women around the world making impact in their spheres of influence, it's hard not to give thanks to those that paved the way for women to do what they do today."
Your voice has power. How do you use it now and plan to in the future?
"I'm vocal about leadership, economic development and business for good. As a young leader, i've used the power of my network within my organisation and skills to continue the discourse of UN SDG 5 (gender equality) in technology and finance by spearheading an event which has been held in Lagos, New York, London with more coming up across other parts of the world. When i'm not sharing opportunities on www.theglowingcolours.com, a platform i founded to share information on African business, art and fashion, i'm using social media tools to share personal insights from my journey so far and of course exciting new discoveries in the startup landscape. I'm proud to be part of incredible communities such as One Young World, JCI, and Nexus through which i get to use my voice and make lasting impact in the world. I love the idea of 'iron sharpens iron'. I plan to connect and mentor more young women, inspire more and lead initiatives that advance economic development in Africa. Using my voice would encourage and inspire more people to use theirs. It may not be always obvious but someone is watching, taking note and learning from what we say. Using our voice for good really matters - it does have power!"
What advice would you give your 18yr old self?
"Don't stop! Don't stop dreaming and working hard towards the future you desire. It will all work out well...for your good. Fear is a liar. Don't stop."