Blessing Omakwu

Blessing Omakwu

Deputy Director, Goalkeepers

Blessing Omakwu, a Nigerian American gender equality evangelist, leads the foundation’s Goalkeepers initiative. Goalkeepers is a campaign, a community, and a catalyst for action on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, using powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight the progress achieved and to energize a diverse group of leaders.

Previously, Blessing worked with and advised a variety of international organizations and government agencies, including the ONE Campaign, the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives, and the United Nations. She is the founder of The She Tank, a modern think tank that supports the realization of equality for women of African descent. Her personal essays explore the intersection of womanhood, religion, and pop culture.

Blessing earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. She is a recipient of the 2012 National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate award and is a member of the New York Bar.

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