Three Ways To Maximise Your Time on LinkedIn

There are so many social media platforms today, you would be forgiven if you thought all that you can possibly do there is to tell your immediate circle of influence what you are doing, and how. But they can do more. Social media platforms not only put the world at your fingertips, they can help […]

Conversation with Ruona J. Meyer

Tell us about yourself  My name is Ruona J.Meyer. I am a Multi-media Journalist with 15 years’ experience in print, radio, wire agency and digital outlets across Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK. I have worked as a reporter, writer, editor, researcher, presenter, and producer. I have covered financial markets, business stories, development issues and […]

Veteran Journalist Launches Pet Project for Girls

Award-winning broadcaster and Assistant Director of Programmes, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Funke Treasure Durodola has announced the launch of a Table Tennis Championship Competition for girls. The prominent member of the African Women in Media group seeks to give back to society by offering girls from low-income backgrounds, the chance to enhance their passion through […]

Maternity Leave While Running A Business

I gave birth to my second child a few days to the deadline for a reporting grant application I was working on. I had budget and planning spreadsheets to complete. And so like many female business owners before me, I found myself working on the application just hours after giving birth. I remember sending an […]


C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.