Mary Egorp – Women Deliver

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2020

Mary Egorp

  • Age: 30
  •    |   She/her/hers

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

- Mary Egorp

Bio

Mary Egorp was born and raised in Cross River State, Nigeria. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies from the University of Calabar. She is a gender advocate, and is particular about the education and health of adolescent in underserved communities and runs a nonprofit focused on providing access to information and financial opportunities for adolescent girls, with a focus on adolescent mothers.

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?

Engaging in meaningful conversations, trying out new and interesting cousins and recipes, reading and seeing interesting movies.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Adolescents health
  • Building confidence and self-esteem in adolescents
  • Effective communication for advocacy