Women In Leadership

The Women in Leadership Community Group is a network of female professionals and enterpreneurs who are leaders in their organizations and industries. The program prepares members of this community to expand their influence and advance their leadership. The purpose of the group is to create a balanced woman (spirit, soul and body) who leads in all aspects of their lives.


The Governor - Tola Odeyemi

Tola Odeyemi is public policy expert with over 15 years experience in the public and privtae sector. She is currently the head of public policy at Uber Technologies for the West African region.

Prior to this Tola held several positions with the Lagos state government such as the Executive Secretary to the Environmental Trust fund, Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos state governor on Public Utilities Monitoring and Assurance, as well as Special Assistant to the Lagos state to the Governor on Global Outreach & Partnerships. Her public sector experieice also includes the Central Bank of Nigeria where she was a part of the Shared Services team under the Office of the Deputy Governor, Operations.

Tola is a firm believer that the solutions to national challenges lie primarily in technology and innovation and her mission is to create a perfect synergy of technology and policy. She is passionate about increasing youth and female participation in public service and politics, as she herself has been a part of three political campaigns at national and state levels. Tola has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, Maryland and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University.

Our Weekly Activities


  • Week 1. Inaugural meeting (setting the tone, rules and expectations)

    Week 2. Vision Casting and Strategic Planning for Personal Leadership

    Week 3. Personal Branding and Building Strategic Networks to Leverage Career

    Week 4. Leading in Male Dominated Industries (Office Politics, Leaning in, etc)

Weeks contd..

  • Week 5. Imposter Syndrome and Emotional Intelligence

    Week 6. Execution (Ownership/Delegation/Decision making/Conflict resolution

    Week 7. Strategic Communication Skills and Public Speaking

    Week 8. Managing Career Transitions and Influencing others

    Week 9: Leadership & Authenticity (Graduation Ceremony)


  • Showcase Yourself Day, Call a friend Friday, Team bonding activities; Video reviews; Social Media reviews, Book or article Review;

List of Previous Speakers

  • 1. Omobola Johnson: Senior Partner of TLcom Capital; former Minister of Communication Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria

    2. Yewande Zaccheus: CEO, Eventful Ltd & Founding Trustee and Past Chairperson of WIMBIZ

    3. Adeola Azeez: Director/Deputy Country Representative Nigeria, Deutsche Bank

    4. Debola Deji-Kurunmi: Executive Director at Ideation Hub and Founder, Deborah Initiative for Women

    5. Detoun Ogwo: Executive Director a & Practice Lead at Skills Development Practice

List of Previous Speakers contd.

  • 6. Karika Yonreme: VP, Social Impact Programs at Softcom Limited

    7. Funke Opeke: Founder & CEO, MainOne

    8. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani: Chief Commercial Officer, Mixta Africa

    9. Omowale David Ashiru: Vice President, Global Operations, Andela.