Abosede George-Ogan

Abosede George-Ogan, Founder, Women in Leadership Advancement Network (WILAN)

Abosede George-Ogan

Founder, Women in Leadership Advancement Network (WILAN)

Abosede George-Ogan is the Founder of the Women in Leadership Advancement Network (WILAN) where she is working to inspire a shift to gender-balanced leadership across all Levels. Abosede is a tri-sector leader with over 20 years of experience across the non-profit, private and public sectors.

Her journey as a development professional began at ActionAid International Nigeria. She coordinated and led CSR and Sustainability for Keystone Bank, FirstBank and Samsung Electronics West Africa. As the pioneer Director of Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Abosede contributed to job creation in Lagos.

Abosede has managed programs focused on improving the health, education, and economic outcomes in over 30 Nigerian States and Five West African cities.

All Sessions by Abosede George-Ogan

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

African Women Rising: Investing in Women as Global Health Leaders for Sustainable Development

Led by: WomenLift Health.

Like in many other regions around the world, African women are at the forefront of healthcare delivery across the continent, providing both paid and unpaid labor where it is needed most. Yet their leadership potential remains largely untapped, with African women making up just a fraction of the 5% representation of women from low- and middle-income countries at the helm of global health organizations. This session will bring together a diverse selection of progressive African professionals to explore the critical need for investing in African women's leadership in global health. Panelists will unpack the realities of African women’s participation in health, share their own experiences, highlight the impacts of empowering women as decision-makers, and outline strategies to accelerate investment in African women as global health leaders for sustainable development.

Moderator: Akhona Tshangale, Southern Africa Director, WomenLift Health

1. Dr. Norah Obudho, East Africa Director, WomenLift Health
2. Ms. Abosede George-Ogan, Founder, Women in Leadership Advancement Network (WILAN)
3. Awa Sarr, Program Director, EtriLabs
4. Oley Dibba-Wadda ,Executive Director, The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development
5. Klara Michal, Chief Learning Officer, AMP HEALTH