AWEP is a premiere global organization, empowering women in business and leadership to achieve unimagined possibilities. Ogechi Ugwulebo founded AWEP to help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional and entrepreneurial women working in all sectors. Ogechi has worked in the Corporate sector for over 20 years as a Software Engineer and an Information Security Specialist and understands the challenges faced by women in these male dominated fields. The lack of representation of women in leadership makes it imperative to invest in mentorship for young girls and aspiring women leaders. Ogechi understands that role models and mentors help young women visualize themselves as Professionals and future Leaders which is why her mentoring efforts not only provide successful role models for future women in STEM but also showcase the range of opportunities a STEM education makes possible. Ogechi believes that the key to ensure that aspiring women scientists stay in STEM are mentors they can emulate. The Association of Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals, ANWEP-USA was established in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the state of Texas, and in 2019, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Worldwide, AWEP (the world's leading association for entrepreneurial and professional women) was created as the umbrella organization for ANWEP. It is registered and in good standing as an NGO with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria. Membership is open to all women Entrepreneurs and Professionals worldwide through our regional chapters.
The goal of AWEP is to redefine the way women professionals and entrepreneurs collaborate to drive innovation and business growth. We want to help corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. Our organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Rachel Azinge, BDS, DDS
To Empower The Next Generation of Women Leaders.
Empower Girls in STEM
Our goal is to increase the number of women in STEM through AWEP’s Career focused programs.
Annual Leadership Roundtable
Annual Leadership Roundtable and Awards Convention.
Combat Sexual Exploitation of Women
Our findings show that poverty and hunger pose the biggest threats to young children in Nigeria making them more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Help us combat this societal ill by donating to our Adopt-a-Girl for the holidays fundraiser. ANWEP is adopting 1000 girls in 5 rural and impoverished local government areas in Nigeria for the holiday season. Help us provide food, sanitary towels, underwears, toiletries, clothing and books to these girls. ANWEP is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.