Aisha Babangida is a humanitarian leader who resides in Nigeria and aims to make an international impact on finance, education, entrepreneurship, and more. She is passionate about women’s rights and has worked tirelessly to increase the resources that women across Nigeria need to thrive. She is Chairman of the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people in Nigeria by providing them access to the necessary resources, including literacy program, professional skills development, and financial literacy. She is also the Founder of Egwafin Microfinance Bank and the Tasnim Foundation.
Egwafin Microfinance Bank specifically focuses on helping women who are often considered “unbankable” to get the access they need to funding and finance that they need to pursue their business ideas. With a strong background in finance, Aisha Babangida knew that she could apply her expertise to the microfinance bank.
Aisha Babangida is also a former mentor for the Mara Foundation. From 2014 to 2017 she was Director of North Link Insurance Company, and from 2013 to 2017 she was on the Governing Council of the University of Abuja. Her schooling includes the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and INSEAD (“The Business School for the World”).