Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido is a Poetess and co-founder of Whole WoMan Network, a Leadership, Empowerment and Advocacy social enterprise for African women and youths. She is trained as an Electrical Engineer and as a leadership consultant, with certifications in multiple modalities –Strategic Intervention, NLP, EQ, Behavioral re-patterning, Conscious advocacy and Change Management. Her consulting services cut across Government agencies, Corporations, Individuals and NGOs. In partnership with Praxis Magazine online, Juliet ‘Kego is also the visionary behind Poetry4Change Africa; -a dynamic platform to support African poets and spoken word artists, through grants, scholarships and trainings. Juliet ‘Kego has several years of fieldwork on how rape culture, in particular, sexual abuse in the grey zones, affects women participation in leadership and governance, in permissive, patriarchal African cultures. Her poem -“Today, I will not bow” has been translated into several languages and performed by students globally, to raise awareness about issues that affect girls. All proceeds go towards scholarships/grants for STEM, Entrepreneurship and Leadership training programs, for African girls living in rural/under-served communities.
Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido