Dr. Omopeju Belinda Afanu

Motivational and passionate speaker focused on women and youth empowerment. Certified business development expert as a Facilitator, Mentor and Speaker

Omopeju is a seasoned speaker that has spoken at various events both locally and internationally. She has also anchored several women focused events and published papers that speak to women and youth empowerment as well as economic development.

She is driven to help women and youth succeed in all their endeavours by providing guidance through mentorship. Omopeju formally mentors on several platforms such as: Women in Africa Mentoring Programme by Deloitte, WIMBIZ, LEAP Africa, VC4A.

She is a highly trained business development support provider with certificates from Harvard Executive Education, Enterprise Development Centre and a SAFe Certified Scrum Master that is committed to drive business transformation

Panelist/Speaker Positions
Moderator, International Women’s Day 2018 organised by the Enterprise Development Centre

Speaker, International Widows Day 2018 organised by Media Women Forum

Panelist, Nigerian Society of Engineers 2018 Public Lecture: Starting a New Business: The Challenges Facing Engineers (The Slot Story)

Kingdom Partners Assembly 2018 Career Workshop: Zero to Zenith

Panelist, International Women’s Day 2019 organised by United Nations Association of Nigeria

Speaker, UN CSW 63 side event by Okogun Odigie Safewomb International Foundation, 2019

Speaker, University of Nottingham Africa Summit 2019; Nottingham U.K.

Moderator, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria Lagos Chapter 2019 IWD event

Speaker, SME Conference organised by Enterprise Development Centre September 2020

Speaker, Girls Inspired Goal Setting Workshop, 2019

Panelist, Joan Agha Foundation 7th Entrepreneurship Lecture for Women, 2020 IWD event

Panelist, WARDC Forum, Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect, 2020

Speaker, UN75: Civil Society in West Africa Consultative Dialogue, 2020

Speaker, LEAP Africa Pre-SIPA Session: Leveraging Mentorship in Scaling Innovation, 2021

Judge, National Enterprise Challenge by Directorate of Entrepreneurship Centres In Nigeria Universities

Panelist, International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainability Forum: Leadership, Innovations and Sustainability, 2022

Panelist, CEDRUS 5000 Africa SME Magnates’ Breakfast Session, 2022

Facilitator, Hotel Managers Conference Online Masterclass: Hospitality Business Development, 2022

Anchor, WIMBIZ WIMPOL Consultative Dialogue in collaboration with UN WOMEN and Government of Canada: Enhancing the Polical Representation of Women in 2023 and Beyond, 2022

Anchor, WIMBIZ WIMBOARD Training: Corporate Governance Masterclass, 2022


An application-based paper at the Global Conference on Business and Finance organised by The Institute for Business and Finance Research in Las Vegas, U.S.A. Title: Nigeria as an Emerging Market: Investment Hub for Venture Capitalist and Private Equity Funds, 2015

Published a paper on a global platform (slide share) as her final project for the World Bank Course on Financing for Development Title: The Path to Agricultural Development and Food Security in subSaharan Africa: Case Study Nigeria, 2015

A poster presentation at the United Nations International Conference on Sustainable Development, New York, U.S.A. Title: Achieving a Greener Environment: Implication on the Economy of OPEC - Case Study of Nigeria, September 2017

A paper presented at a side event organized by Okogun Odigie Safewomb International Foundation at the United Nations CSW63, New York, U.S.A. Title: Power of Collaboration for Sustainable Development, Women and Youth Empowerment, March 2019

An opinion piece written and published in the Guardian Newspaper and visionmedia.ng Title: Implementation: The Bane of African Leadership, April 2020

United Nations Association of Morocco celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of the Moroccan Throne Day Title: The Role of Youths in Nation Building, July 2021

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