Mary Egorp – Women Deliver

Mary Egorp

  • Age: 28
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I believe that a society where gender balance and equal representation are entrenched tends to develop faster.

- Mary Egorp


Mary Egorp was born and raised in Nigeria. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies from The University of Calabar in 2017.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

What ignited my pursuit for gender equality was an experience I had during my university education where I was denied access and acceptance to a leadership position by virtue of the fact that I was a female and no female was permitted to hold that position, even if they were more qualified.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

My biggest win was when I succeeded in holding the position no female was allowed to handle in my department in the university. This spurred other young women to aspire for positions that they were initially afraid of daring to apply for.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Reading, engaging in logical conversations, and playing volleyball.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • girls' education in low-income countries
  • girls' education in low-income countries
  • sexual violence and the culture of silence among high school girls in Nigeria

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