Nigerian Entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu takes gender advocacy to Ivanka Trump in the White House
London, July 11, 2019-(altAfrica)-A Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, who is also the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation has taken his advocacy about women and youth empowerment to the white House in Washington where he met the daughter of American president Ivanka Trump
The White House parley was all about deepening the impact of Tony’s Entrepreneurship Programme, especially about supporting more women.
According to the CEO of the TEF Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, the meeting with Ivanka was to discuss how TEF can work with her to deepen its impact across Africa.
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu with Ivanka Trump
Female participation in the #TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has increased from 28% -41% since 2015.
“We believe that working with @IvankaTrump’s initiatives- We-Fi and 2XAfrica, we can together support more women owned businesses in Africa”, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu said.
The TEF is holding in Abuja between 26-27 July an international forum that it says will be the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs.
Registration is still open for the forum at https://entrepreneur.tonyelumelufoundation.org/