Chidiogo Akunyili

Founder, She ROARs

Chidiogo Akunyili is the Founder of She ROARs – Reimagining Our Africa Rising —a Pan-African community empowering women to unleash their full potential and that of the continent.

She is a writer, storyteller, and movement builder who is impacting global narrative based in her belief and championship of the power of people to change the world. Her philosophy is founded on the humanist African concept of Ubuntu — ‘I am because you are. You are because we are’ — upholding and celebrating our shared humanity. Having lived and worked across 5 continents, Chidiogo speaks 7 of the world’s languages including Chinese, English, French, German, Igbo, Italian and Spanish — invaluable tools that bridge lives, people and their global realities.

She is a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow; and Associate Fellow of Nigerian Leadership Initiative. She was named ‘100 most influential Young Africans’ by Africa Youth Awards; ‘100 most Influential Nigerians’ by Avance Media; and ‘Young Professional of the Year’ by Future Awards Africa.

She has spoken and facilitated over 20 international conferences including World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meetings in Davos; WEF Africa in Abuja, Cape Town, Kigali and Durban; Global Shapers Community – Shape Africa conferences in Abuja, Rabat, and Port-Louis and the Annual meetings in Geneva; Pan-African Youth Empowerment Conference in Addis Ababa; Women Advancing Africa in Dar-Es-Salaam; and Women in Africa conference in Marrakech.