Our Partners and Sponsors

We celebrate our esteemed partners’ invaluable support and transformative initiatives in pursuit of our mission. Together, we empower women in media, protect human rights, and create positive change through collaboration.

African Union

MacArthur Foundation

Fojo Media Institute

Google News Initiative

Free Press Unlimited

Africa China Reporting

Open Society Initiative For East Africa

First Bank of Nigeria

Meccsa Women Network

Birmingham City University

University of Wolverhampton


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.