The Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Ltd., Mrs. Folorunso Alakija has officially launched “Flourish Africa”, a non-profit organisation aimed at creating a global community that encourages and helps women to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
Mrs. Alakija is currently ranked amongst Forbes’ most influential women in the world with a net worth of $1.7 billion. Her latest initiative is designed to create a platform for both female millennials, and adults alike, to have access to information that will help them grow in the areas of career, living, love and relationships and inspirational messages from leading change makers.
“Flourish Africa” is an idea that was conceived to create a community of like-minded women, who share their individual experiences and encourage each other to be who God has created them to be. It is a platform designed for women by women to empower both the young and the old to flourish.
The online platform, the first phase of a series of initiatives under the “Flourish Africa” umbrella, is designed to help women in all aspects of their lives.
Mrs. Alakija who is also the founder of the Rose of Sharon Foundation (an NGO with its focus on helping widows and orphans), has been an advocate of empowering women for many years; her philanthropic work has improved the lives of thousands of women and orphans in Nigeria.