Dr. Agnes Atim Apea is a Gender and Development Specialist
-Current Job: Founder/CEO HDI Group
-Education: PhD in International Development
-First Job: Secondary school teacher
-Necessary Luxury: Beautiful car
-Your Passion: Reading
WHAT FUELS ME?
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
- My mother, she was a disciplinarian and loved education
- My grandmother, she was so innovative and always had solutions for every problem
- Winnie Byanyima (ED Oxfam), she is all round woman, an engineer, politician, women’s activist
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…..
- To be a leader and reach out to more rural women, yes I do have friends and elders I share my dream with
THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:
African women lack the means to access basic social services. I founded HDI group to economically empower women to address their social problems and injustices against them.
WHAT I DO TO RELAX:
MY – I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION
Women do so much but no one recognize them
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
Women’s economic empowerment would be the best role to play because tested and proven that when women have money they send their girls to school, access better healthcare, access justice and break the cycle of poverty.
FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE:
Seek knowledge at any level it opens doors.