My name is Nkechi Macaulay, am a broadcaster with Radio Nigeria, an advocate for women and child issues, a stage performer, motivational speaker, an entrepreneur and a single parent.
WHAT FUELS ME?
Am an optimistic, assertive and a passionate woman who loves to laugh and giggle.
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
My greatest influence is my MOTHER who taught me to be strong in the midst of challenges and hold on to your faith, as I watch her give breast cancer a fight until she passed on.
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
My role models are OPRAH WINFREY, MAYA ANGELOU AND LOLA OMOLOLA for showing me that I can become what I want to be if I believe in me.
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…
My vision for the next five years is to become a voice for the voiceless woman, speak up for the broken child, create more awareness for the mental ill and support young widows like myself.
THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:
The challenges of the African Woman is enormous as our laws, traditions, cultures, norms and prejudices hinder us from our rights to have a say and influence our society.
WHAT I DO TO RELAX:
I relax by reading and encouraging someone.
MY – I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION
I believe the African woman needs to be inspired to aspire, we need to come out of our shells and take our rightful place on the world stage that would enable have a say in societal change.
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
If I have the opportunity to work in the African Union, my first responsibility is to tackle gender inequality through education. You educate a woman, you open up her mind and her, in turn, educates her clan. A society that understands gender equality is an open society that gives everyone in irrespective of gender to contribute meaningfully to the society.
My advice to the African Woman is “dare to dream, dare to pursue that dream”.