About The Speaker
Chioma Agwuegbo’s interests revolve around women, media, politics, and technology. Her strategies advance causes, build businesses, and foster engagement between government and citizens. She is Executive Director at TechHerNG, demystifying technology for women and applying tech solutions towards societal problems, especially as they affect women. Whether it is chaperoning young, first-time women politicians, co-creating solutions for sexual and gender-based violence, or curating learning sessions on digital security and circumvention, Chioma believes that technology not applied is not useful. Chioma’s foray into advocacy began in 2008, with the Light Up Nigeria Movement. Since then, she has functioned in leadership teams for campaigns such as Enough is Enough, Gen Voices, Occupy Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls, Not Too Young To Run, and now, StateofEmergencyGBV. Chioma has a Master’s Degree in Social Media and a first degree in Mass Communication. As a speaker, Chioma has graced podiums from The Hague to The House of Lords in London, and across the continent. In recognition of her work with women and politics, she was an inaugural speaker at the Global Women Leaders Forum in Iceland in November 2018. Chioma is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and served as Deputy Curator and Communications Director of the Abuja Hub. She is an associate member of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, a Commonwealth Associate Fellow, and a member of the British Red Cross and Mo Ibrahim Foundation Now Generation Network.