Tessy Nkechi Egonu
Queentrepreneur Women’s Foundation
Tessy Nkechi Egonu is the founder of Queentrepreneur Women’s Foundation, a non profit organisation serving women and girls in underserved communities of Nigeria and throughout Africa. Through training programs, exposure, and mentorship, Queentrepreneur Women’s Foundation empowers women to become socially conscious global leaders. They also provide free legal assistance to female victims of domestic violence and human rights abuse and engage in human rights education and grassroots popularization of rights. Their vision is to develop more confident women to be equipped and passionate about leading organisations, businesses, schools and agencies domestically to contribute to a society where women leaders are no longer viewed as the exception to the rule but as relevant assets and necessary additions to organisations nationwide.
In This Episode…
Tessy Nkechi Egonu discusses establishing a non profit organization and the power of not giving up when things get tough.
[00:41] Introduction to Tessy
[01:26] Background on Tessy and what she does
[03:00] Why Tessy started her NGO
[04:25] The QWC NGO
[07:35] Success stories
[09:32] Programme for young women
[17:00] What did it take to start an NGO
[22:50] What it means to Tessy to run the NGO
[27:40] Tessy’s advice for following your dreams
[29:57] Where you can find Tessy online
Tessy’s role model was her mom, who grew a poultry farm into a business that supported Tessy and her family. Seeing her mom create her own business inspired Tessy to move into female empowerment herself. A lawyer in Nigeria, Tessy now runs an NGO to help women in her community, and globally, learn to support themselves, step into their power, and learn that they have value as women. The QWC NGO provides on-going support for women, not just in business but also in helping women understand their bodies and encourage them to learn to stand on their own two feet.
Tessy is a serial entrepreneur, and runs a fashion house in addition to practicing law and running her NGO. Her vision is to develop more confident women to be equipped and passionate about leading organizations, businesses, schools, and agencies domestically to contribute to a society where women leaders are no longer viewed as the exception to the rule but as relevant assets and necessary additions to organizations nationwide.
“I want to be that person who helps other women realize their potential.”
“What we’re doing is not for us anymore, it’s for the next generation.”
“There’s never a right time to start … just keep going.”
Find Her on the Web…
Mentioned during this episode…
Mentor for all Initiative is a project where individuals, who believe in empowerment Mentor young kids in underserved communities in Africa through virtual platforms, without having to leave their location. Queentrepreneur Women Foundation will provide the platform, we will organize virtual training, excursions, and book clubs, etc. This is a way to broaden the minds of young kids, build their confidence, train them in decision making, allowing them to express creativity and innovations, and allowing them to explore more of their inner abilities and the importance of education and school.
Learn more and apply to become a mentor.