My Name is DD’Right a.k.a. Damilola Akinteye, founder of 44100 Concepts Limited and The 21st Century Black Woman. I’m a Nigerian, a social-entrepreneur, a creative director and also a health/wellness blogger. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Covenant University, Ota.
21st Century Black Woman is an organization offering educational opportunities and entrepreneurship development programmes to women in Nigeria. I established the organization in 2019 after I lost my younger sister (Late Rachael Akinteye Ayangbile), who died in 2018. To live with the pain of loss, I discovered creative ways to heal. Right inside the pain, I learnt to live life more purposefully and more fully.
I realized that having walked through the fire, I could create a memorial to empower women – a way to reclaim one’s voice, one’s sense of identity, and to serve as an agency for developing one’s skills and talents to get them out of the cycle of poverty. I am specially equipped to help others find new meaning, and move on with life.
Looking back on 2018, I ask myself, what the world would look like if more women were empowered. Women are needed at all levels in order to help our families, our communities or the world. I believe that an enabling environment at every level of society ought to be created to teach the importance of respecting, honoring and empowering women.
Women and girls, everywhere, must have equal rights and opportunity, and be able to live free of violence and discrimination. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path for achieving developed society because the benefits of empowering women are not exclusive to the women but to their families.
Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Women’s empowerment can result in a more caring, tolerant, and peaceful life for all. Finally, women’s empowerment can empower men to change the world for the better.
I want to empower women and girls to become pathfinders, and to be able to create their own identities, with the renewal of their minds. Therefore, I want to bridge the gap in the life of women and girls by developing their leadership & entrepreneurship skills through The 21st Century Black Woman Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Program.
My story is a form of empowerment to inspire women and girls around the world to live the best life story.
To help and support The 21st Century Black Woman Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Program, please contact me.
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