Eniola Mafe is the Africa Programme Manager at Vital Voices Global Partnership, a Washington DC based international non-profit that works with women leaders to advance women’s human rights, political participation, and economic empowerment.
Vital Voices has invested over $11.7million in African women through its initiatives since 2007.
Mafe was named a Women of Excellence Leadership Scholar and one of 100 outstanding students in the world to receive the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award.
Mafe began her career as an Equity Finance Analyst for Merrill Lynch on Wall Street.
Mafe has a special focus on organizational development, entrepreneurship and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mafe manages the Africa Businesswomen’s Network (ABWN), a partnership among local African businesswomen organizations that enhances the management, business development and leadership skills of businesswomen.
Mafe also manages other programs focused on the growth of women led small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Prior to joining Vital Voices, Mafe worked with the Women’s World Banking Ghana (WWBG), where she developed social impact methodology to quantify the social and community impact of the microfinance institutions on its clients, investors and wider community.
In 2012, Eniola was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, by the by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy for her leadership in elevating and empowering women globally.
Mafe is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on the topic of women entrepreneurship development in Africa.
Mafe holds a MA from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, specializing in International Business and Development, and a BA in International Studies from Spelman College.
Mafe speaks fluent German and Yoruba.