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Category: Women in Diaspora

4 Aug

Living Dreams and Changing Lives- Tolu Olubunmi

Tolu Olubunmi is definitely a Nigerian native but working endlessly in achieving the American dream. She was 14-years-old when she moved to America and wanted to become an engineer. Tolu worked hard in school to make her way into a top university and she achieved her goal. She graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 2002. But unlike so many other college graduates, Tolu’s undocumented status kept her from the jobs that she was otherwise qualified for. Being a determined young woman, she began to think of how to improve the life’s of immigrates like herself, then she decided to devote her time to changing immigration policies in the US so that others will have the opportunity to realize their own...
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21 Jul

Mimi Alemayehou: Representing Africa Across borders

Born in Ethiopia and raised in Kenya and the United States, Mimi Alemayehou is a development and finance professional. She attended St. Austins Academy, then moved to St. Austins Academy secondary school, Nairobi, Kenya, and Drew College Preparatory School, San Francisco, California, USA. She obtained her bachelor's degree from West Texas A & M University, Texas, in the USA, and a Masters degree in International Business and International Law & Development from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, USA   Alemayehou is currently the Managing Director of Black Rhino Group, an investment consulting firm focused on promoting greater efficiencies in African infrastructure development. She is also the Executive Advisor and Chair of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading...
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2 Jun

Baroness Shriti Vadera: British Investment Banker Advising Governments of Developing Nations

Shriti Vadera, Baroness Vadera was born in Uganda, East Africa, to an Indian family on June 23, 1962. Her family owned and operated a small tea plantation until 1972, when they were exiled from Uganda, following President Idi Amin’s expulsion of Ugandan Asians from the country. Her family fled to India. A determined young lady, Vadera, at the age of only five, insisted that her family find the money to pay the school fees of her caregiver, who could not at the time afford to pay them herself. At 14 she went on hunger strike demanding to be sent to school in England. The family later relocated to the UK, where she studied at Northwood College before proceeding to gain her...
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12 May

La June Montgomery Tabron: Addressing Complex Issues of Race, Place and Income

La June Montgomery Tabron is the president and CEO of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. The first African American to head the foundation in its 83 year history, Tabron 54, is a native of Detroit, United States. She was raised in a family of ten children in inner-city Detroit, and studied at the University of Michigan graduating with a business degree in business administration. She also has a Master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University Tabron has a long history with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), having started her career there at the age of 24. She began as a financial controller and rose...
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