Favour (Ozioma) Onukogu
- Age: 26
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Feminism is about presenting equal rights and opportunities to both genders. Let's give women safe spaces and begin to pave the way for women in technology and leadership.
- Favour (Ozioma) Onukogu
Favour (Ozioma) Onukogo was born and raised in Nigeria. Ozioma received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from The University of Port Harcourt in 2017. As a Content Creator at Traders of Africa, Ozioma is responsible for managing publicity through social media platforms while relating to stakeholders. Ozioma is also the Founder of Her Own Hero, managing and running the blog. Additionally, Ozioma is a program volunteer at She Leads Africa, member of the Knit Together Initiative, Google CS4Dev volunteer, YALi member, and member of American Corner Port Harcourt.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
While struggling with mental health issues myself and the feeling that I was helpless and needed some kind of rescuer to save me, I decided to start a blog where women can share their real stories. This blog, herownhero.com.ng, teaches women that they can save themselves by learning and preparing for their lives. We are a safe space where women can share their stories without judgement.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I founded herownhero.com.ng, making the blog a safe space for women to share their anxiety, depression, and suicidal stories anonymously while listening to the stories of other women who are thriving and growing as entrepreneurs and techies. The blog promotes self-love, community, and independence.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
If I was an animal, I would be an eagle. I'm always looking for new ways to explore, thrive, and do better. I love exploring new things and new places. I love traveling, experimenting, and reading.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Igbo (Intermediate)
- girls and women in technology
- mental health
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Google Digital Skills Certified Digital Marketer
- Yali Online Learning Sexual Rights Advocate
- IBM Design Thinking Practitioner
- National Community of HIV/AIDS Nigeria member
- YAL Sexual Right Advocate