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ODIHI'S AIM IS TO SUPPORT THE

Advancing Careers Of BIPOC Women And Girls

Our goal is to provide free access to educational resources and create endless career opportunities for BIPOC women and girls locally and globally.

Odihi is seeking to change the narrative for Black and Brown women.

A recent study from Business Insider shows that out of all the CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, 37 are female, but only 2 are Black females.

 

This startling statistic is our drive at Odihi as we work to address the lack of colour in top-level business positions to change the narrative for Black and Brown women worldwide.

Through partnerships, our community of women will connect with industry experts, organizations, and companies that offer leadership training and mentorships to these women. From there, our mentors can relay their knowledge and hands-on experiences to help each woman establish a career path that aligns with their goals.

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Our Mission

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To equip BIPOC women and girls with the tools to become confident and self-motivated innovators and change-makers. At Odihi, that looks like:

  • Provide BIPOC women and girls with educational resources, mental health support, and the guidance they need to succeed in life.

  • Working together on the shared blueprint of the UN 17 Sustainability Development Goal, especially with goals 3, 4, 5, and 8).

  • Capacity building through our workshops, mentorships, and community programs.

  • Employing students for summer jobs and securing apprenticeships and work placements to ensure Black and Brown women and girls can gain experience and insight into their field of interest.

  • Helping BIPOC women and girls to build their network and connect them to various working environments that will help enhance their mindset, growth, self-belief, and more.

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Our Vision

To see more Black and Indigenous Women of Colour (BIWOC) elevated in the workplace and more colour in the boardroom by creating a platform for all Black and Brown women and girls to be educated, equipped, and empowered to reach their full potential successfully. ​

Our Purpose

To change the narrative and reclaim the unlimited potential of Black and Brown women and girls globally.

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EDUCATE  . EQUIP . EMPOWER

We strive to support our women and girls in all life aspects, ensuring they have the best opportunities to thrive mentally in their educational paths, careers, professions, and businesses.

The Team

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Efe is the founder and executive director of Odihi. She is a professional career and confidence coach, scientist, CEO, speaker, and author, dedicated to building confidence and unleashing the fullest potential in women. With an extensive background in female empowerment, her decade-long career expands over several industries, including science and biotechnology. 

She holds a degree in Biomedical Science and Health Sciences from Oxford and a degree in Nursing/Midwifery and worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the STEM table, a space held by too few Black women.

Her career and confidence coachwork is guided by one simple fact: an empowered woman today is a leader tomorrow. Efe's clients have included people from all walks of life, from students to top executives. She equips and empowers her clients with the tools to succeed and thrive forward with greatness. 

She enjoys traveling, writing, outdoor activities, and hosting intimate dinners and game nights for friends and family in her spare time.

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Board of Directors

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Amoge (Ams) Ukaegbu

Board Chair & COO

Ams is an NGO and Non-Profit professional and graduate of the University of Northampton who's passionate about Global Health and International Development. 

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Mozeeda (Mo) Rahman

Board Co-Chair

Mo is a driven health care professional and a graduate with a BSC in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with over 12 years of experience in the field of science. 

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Mayowa Soyombo

Board Member

Mayowa is a scientist, currently working for a gene and cell therapy company in Oxford, UK. Mayowa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology.​

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Tom Fruci

Board Secretary and Finance

Tom works in the tech industry as a consultant and can be found most evenings coaching youth soccer throughout Metro Vancouver.

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Leadership Team

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Dericka Miller

Writer and Blogger

Hana Farhat

Fundraising Campaign

Manager

Jenica Pong

Programs Manager

Anna Wdowczyk

Funding/Grants Co-Lead

Lauren Gilhooly

Funding/Grants Co-Lead

Our Commitment

We commit to supporting our young leaders in their passionate action for social change and seek feedback from our global community to ensure accountability in maintaining our values.