My name is Busayo Obisakin. I am the CEO/Founder of Women Inspiration Development Center, an initiative designed to create a safe place for Nigerian women and girls in challenging life circumstances to envision and create new possibilities for their lives, families and communities.
I have always been very passionate about gender equality and have dedicated much of my work in life to support women and girls in many capacities. With B Sc degree in Guidance Counselling and M Sc degree in Administration, I had worked as a Guidance Counsellor at the secondary school for 18 years and I am currently a Counselling Psychologist in the Division of Students’ Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria. In 2009, I participated in the program Voice
of our Future Correspodence (VOF) organized by Worldpulse, USA. Through this program, I became the World Pulse correspondent in Nigeria and also won an award scholarship to the United States of America to be trained by the Empowerment Institute Certification program in New York City. There I learned a powerful and innovative social change program that I now bring to women throughout Nigeria in the hope of giving them a chance at a better life. Despite my academic achievement and level of exposure, it was after my experience with world Pulse that I knew the meaning of Internet and Web 2.0. The vision to help women and girls in my community that I have had for many years also came to fulfillment through my connection to the internet and World Pulse. I also became part of an International Initiative called IMAGINE after my Empowerment Certification. I am the Nigeria Program Manager of this initiative. You can see more of this on www.imagineprogram.net
I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that access to internet is access to life. My most important project now is to have “Female only” cybercafés all over Nigeria, an affordable and safe place for women and girls to have access to internet without fear or intimidation. My passion is that this world be made safe for women and girls.
My Vision for the Future
My vision is to provide a safe place and network to empower women and girls in challenging situations so that they can discover the real purpose of their existence and create new possibilities for themselves without fear or intimidation.
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Gender-based Violence
- Human Rights
- Men and Boys
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Sub-Saharan Africa