Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a Nigerian/British feminist and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and former Executive Director of the AWDF.
She was previously the Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organization for African women based in the UK, with an Africa regional office in Kampala, Uganda.
Born in Liverpool, England, on 11 June, 1963. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi She has an M.A in History from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria, and an M.A. in Gender Studies from Middlesex University, UK.
She is a Principal Partner at Amandla Consulting, specializing in leadership development for women, and she runs an online community called Abovewhispers.com, where she writes a weekly column called "Loud Whispers". She is a UN Women Nigeria Senior Advisor, and was recently appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College, University of London.
Mrs Bisi Fayemi spent part of her elementary periods in one of Nigeria’s most prestigious academic institutions, Grace Schools, and has greatly projected the school in such an enviable light.
She is a prolific writer, lecturer, trainer, and as an organisational development specialist. She has expertise in fundraising and organisational development, and training expertise in feminist leadership development and resource mobilisation. She conceptualised the African Women’s Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for young African women which has helped train over 2,000 women leaders in Africa over the past ten years.
She has served as Co-Chair International Network of Women’s Funds (2004-2006), Board Member Partnership for Transparency Fund (2004-2007), International Adviser, Global Fund for Women, Adviser, Mamacash Foundation, Editorial Board Member, Alliance magazine, and board member, International Women’s Health Coalition (2006-2009).
She is a Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, and has served as a Trustee of Comic Relief (UK) and President, Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Toronto (AWID) (2003-2005). She has written and published several articles on feminist leadership, popular culture and women’s human rights.
Mrs Bisi Fayemi is the epitome of philanthropy and has shown that famous philanthropists don’t have to come from wealthy families and that they can choose the causes that have the most meaning for them.
She has shown that she understands lifelong growth is possible and continues to grow by contributing outside herself to make a big difference in the lives of others.
She remains one of the most outspoken female philanthropists who backs up her monetary contributions with efforts to enact social and political change
This is why Grace Schools is proud to recognize her as one of its most exemplary Alumni who has stood for the Ideals of Grace Schools and For this We Say We are Truly Proud of Our Great Grace Alumni