Who we are
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is a non-profit organization that operates throughout Africa. To achieve its mission, Moremi Initiative pursues proactive strategies to develop and empower young women and girls to take on leadership roles in their communities.
Established in 2004 as Women’s Initiative for Empowerment and Leadership Development (WIELD) Foundation, Moremi Initiative grew from a Ghana-based leadership development program to a pan-African wide program
In spite of the increasing potential in Africa and improvements in African women’s status, the majority of women still lack access to equal opportunities and resources for leadership development. In addition, women’s voices and interests are often limited from key dialogues, leaving them without an equal platform for personal development and participation in the development of the continent. These limitations result in the formation of policies that often perpetuate cycles of dependency that leave many women vulnerable to physical abuse, discrimination, poverty, and HIV/AIDS among others.
Moremi Initiative firmly believes that an investment in young women’s leadership will provide double dividends to make the world a better place for all. Strategies that seek to improve the lives of girls and women significantly affect at least half the population and potentially go to the core of families and communities. Preparing and equipping young women for transformational leadership requires providing space and opportunities for them to practice and grow as leaders, igniting their passion on key issues that affect their development, equipping them with tools, knowledge and resources and encouraging them to be agents of social change.
Our offices are based in Ghana, Nigeria and United States, operating across Africa.