Meet The Founder
Chinny Ononuju-McErnest is the Founder of The Women International (TWI). Her passion for women empowerment began in the US where she studied public policy and philosophy and took courses in women's studies, psychology, and political science. She is highly experienced in non-profit management and research analysis focused on women's affairs, policies, and social development.
She has worked in Nigeria and in the US, including the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Policy, Boston Massachusetts, The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights in Boston, and The Health Care Federation of Nigeria (HFN). She wrote a research and policy paper on raising awareness and addressing violence against women in Nigeria. She also wrote a research/policy document on issues affecting women in Nigeria and the factors still hindering the recognition of the rights of women in Nigeria for Prof. Kingsley Moghalu’s (Former deputy CBN governor and former presidential candidate 2019) young progressive party (YPP) gender inclusive agenda.
She has written several articles in the Guardian about women empowerment and the power of “self-love and positive affirmation,” which she promotes daily on her various social media platforms. She has been featured on Forbes Africa, The Guardian Woman, business day, Ynaija, Leading Ladies Africa, and Arewa Woman. She was listed as one of the 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria (2020) by Leading Ladies Africa and Ynaija. During her spare time, Chinny loves to write, indeed she has a soon to be published fiction novel on the trials and tribulations women in Nigeria face. She also volunteers to educate young girls/women on the imperative of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Meet The Team
TWI ROLE: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Danielle is the Chief Operating Officer at TWI. In her full-time job, she is a Communications and Administrative Officer at a UK charity based in London. Danielle enjoys reading, cooking, listening to music, and singing amongst other things In her spare time. She does this while finding new ways to entertain her already entertaining 4-year-old twin girls.
TWI ROLE: CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Jumoke is a Certified Digital Marketing Consultant with over ten (10) years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, Public Sector, and Digital Marketing.
She is the Creative Lead and Managing Director for one of Africa’s foremost digital marketing agency. She has garnered significant industry knowledge within the financial services, sales and retail, developmental finance, and digital marketing space.
TWI ROLE: CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Vishal is a contemporary conscious fashion Designer from India, Currently pursuing MA in Fashion Future at London College of Fashion and exploring the dimension of Sustainable Fashion with critical design strategies development.
TWI ROLE: PROGRAME
Originally from South Florida, Sydney is a recent MA graduate from the University of the Arts, London. Since graduating, she has begun working full-time at a London media agency and helps TWI with membership awareness, graphics and outreach. In her spare time, Sydney is volunteering at London-based organizations, freelancing in graphics and audio editing, reading, cooking, listening to music, and trying to call family members and friends who live thousands of miles away!
TWI ROLE: DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
Yasmin is a creative and activist seeking to leave a positive imprint on the world, one story at a time. A recent graduate from the University of Warwick, she has so far broken into the worlds of journalism, communications and digital marketing. Her hobbies include watching television shows, creating audio visual content and reading.
TWI ROLE: DIGITAL CONTENT
Born and raised in Italy, Martina is a Master Journalism student at Sapienza University. News, trends, and music are what she lives for. Canva and WordPress aside, she loves bonding with new people, watching TV shows and musicals, and sending the latest memes to her friends!
TWI ROLE: DIGITAL CONTENT
is a UK-based graphic designer. She has an academic background in philosophy, economics, international policy from India and Paris. She strives to combine visual design with her cerebral pursuits.
TWI ROLE: PROGRAMME MANAGER "WE CARE"
graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, where she has her first degree in administration. She is the founder and leads volunteer at Adlai Heroes foundation, a nonprofit organization set up for the sole purpose of creating a safe haven for vulnerable children and teenagers around the world, She is also the creative director of John Mary and Party, a party and print production company and also a co-founder of the NGO network, a body of non-profit charity organizations in Nigeria.
TWI ROLE: MEDIA AND VIDEO
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Nnamdi (aka Nnamdinho) is a creative director and media strategist focused on telling captivating stories through art, design, and sound.
Obsessed with everything beautiful, Nnamdi spends his downtime creating boards on Pinterest, researching art, design, film, lifestyle, sports, and everything in between.
TWI ROLE: EDITOR IN CHIEF
I am part of the social media team, with my main role being to write blog posts for TWI’s website. I have always loved to write, and I feel that working with TWI allows me to write posts on topics of real meaning and value. I am also a student at the University of Nottingham where I study Medical Physiology and Therapeutics, but I hope to pursue a career in journalism when I graduate.