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Bisi Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi

Founder, Abovewhispers.com

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a professional Gender Specialist, Social Entrepreneur, Policy Advocate, Trainer, Social Change Philanthropy Practitioner, Communications Specialist and Social Sector expert. She is Principal Partner, Amandla Consulting and runs an online community for women Abovewhispers.com. She is a UN Women Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador.

She served as the Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organisation for African women in London, as well as Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF).

She led campaign to enact a Gender Based Violence Prohibition Bill signed in to law in Nov 2011, and Equal Opportunities Bill which became law in Dec 2013.

Bisi is a recipient of the 2011 David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, author of ‘Speaking for Myself’: Perspectives on Social, Political and Feminist Activism (2013), ‘Speaking above a Whisper’, (2013) and co-edited ‘Voice, Power and Soul’, with Jessica Horn (2008).