Dr. Unoma Okorafor is founder and CEO of Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote STEM Education for African women, and to ensure that talent is engaged in technology innovation in Africa. WAAW Foundation especially focuses on girls in poverty-affected areas with a goal to ultimately increase the pipeline of African girls entering STEM related careers.
Unoma earned her undergraduate degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Okorafor also graduated from INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship program and Stanford University Business School’s Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.
She then went on to get her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University and gained experience as a Software Developer and Engineer at Texas Instruments, IBM and Hewlett-Packard prior to her organization…
Ama Agbeze is the captain of England's netball team. Agbeze plays in the goal defence and goal keeper positions. She debuted in the England national squad in 2001 and became captain during the 2016 season. During her international career she won bronze playing for the English team during the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Agbeze played for the Loughborough Lightning in the Netball Superleague from 2004–2007, before transferring to Leeds Carnegie in 2008. In 2008 Agbeze signed with the West Coast Fever to play in the Australasian ANZ Championship. She subsequently moved to the Melbourne Vixens for the 2009 season, and after receiving little court time there she transferred to New Zealand franchise the Central Pulse for 2010.
Ama was educated at Monkton Combe School, near Bath, Somerset.
The brother and sister duo on a mission to put Nigerian cuisine on London's foodie map. Chuku’s, their creation, is a London based pop-up Nigerian tapas restaurant. It offers Nigerian cuisine served in bitesized portions, allowing guests to savour a wide menu of Nigerian delicacies and enjoy a sociable, relaxed dining experience.
The restaurant has the slogan "chop, chat, chill" — chop is Nigerian pidgin for 'eat' and the duo want the restaurant to be a place for people to relax and spend time chatting with friends over their food.
Time Out magazine describes them as “The best of Nigerian London”, The Evening Standard Newspaper calls Chuku’s “The hottest ticket in London” while Elle UK Magazine listed Ifeyinwa as one of 23 female Entrepreneurs Under 30 who is bossing life.
Chuku’s is the place to be.