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26th March 2024 By The Global Heroes Humanitarian Impacts

Simi Nwogugu Named Among Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers 2023

Simi Nwogugu, CEO of Junior Achievement Africa, has been recognized as one of Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers of 2023. With a career dedicated to empowering women and youth, particularly African girls, Simi embodies the spirit of leadership and social responsibility.

Under Simi's leadership, Junior Achievement Africa has made significant strides in fostering youth entrepreneurship and leadership. Building upon the successes witnessed in Nigeria, where over one million youths have benefited from Junior Achievement programs, Simi is determined to extend this impact across 13 other African countries.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Simi has intensified her efforts to economically empower young people across the continent. Leveraging her position as President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Nigeria and advisory roles in various organizations, she continues to champion initiatives that combine financial success with social responsibility and macroeconomic development.

Simi's commitment to education and empowerment has not gone unnoticed. In 2023, she was honored with the Africa Education Medal, further cementing her legacy as a transformative leader in Africa's development landscape.

Simi Nwogugu's inclusion among Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers is a testament to her relentless pursuit of a brighter future for African youth, one where they are equipped with the skills and opportunities to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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