Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beauty & Brains: Nigerians Making Impact | Sisters Series - Mary Olushoga

Small Business Advocate, Mary Olushoga, Nominated for the Oxfam America: International Women’s Day Challenge. Mary Olushoga is in the running to win $1000 through GOOD Maker, a new online platform for catalyzing social change. Mary Olushoga’s idea involves creating an online curriculum that will enable African women and youths launch, or enhance their business and technological skills, so that they can continue to solve various entrepreneurial challenges. 

Mary also plans to launch an online curriculum using webinar platforms to help African youths, especially girls, launch and grow their e-commerce businesses. Mary Olushoga needs your vote, feedback, and support to win!

Voting Ends, Thursday, March 29 so please visit Vote Mary Olushoga Oxfam Good Maker to cast your vote as soon as possible. 4 more days to go…Sign in using your facebook account or register directly onto the website using an email account. Mary counts on your support and feedback.

From me, yea me as in Berrykiss.. It will only take a few minutes but kindly cast your vote!!! Continue to read Mary Olushoga's outstanding resume and watch video of her interview on BBC and more after the cut.

Mary Olushoga

Mary Olushoga is president and founder of The AWP Network, an organization with strategic goals to support emerging entrepreneurs. The AWP network through interviews, profiles the entrepreneurial stories, successes, and business challenges of African women entrepreneurs. We provide inspiration by sharing these stories. The idea is not limited to stories but our aim is to provide an online curriculum that enables these women to enhance their business and technological skills.

See also Beauty & Brains: Nigerians Making Impact | Sisters Series - Chika Uwazie

As a change agent, Mary Olushoga has given several keynote addresses and has led business education webinars for organizations like 'Count Me In' for Women’s Economic Independence where she was program manager and ACCION USA. She has also consulted with the New York State Department of Transportation, on how to increase procurement opportunities to Disadvantaged, Minority, and Women Business Enterprises. Mary recently served as an expert speaker on women entrepreneurs at the United States Department of Labor Add Us In Initiative on Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, and Disability strategy meeting.

She is an active member of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative and her work has been recognized by the New York State Bar Foundation and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Her article “Let Africans Redeem Africa,” has featured on Sahara Reporters and she has also featured on BBC World News as an expert speaker on how to move Nigeria forward.

Mary earned a Bachelor‘s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York and a Master of Science degree from Baruch College. In 2009, she served as a Women and Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy in Albany, New York.

On BBC, during the Occupy Nigeria Movement, Mary speaks on "Nigeria – which way forward?"

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