June 5, 2022

We Do Hope with Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr

We Do Hope with Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr


Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr:

Season 1 | Episode 5
Our hosts Jessie and Tilly chat with Nigerian Canadian author Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr – founder of She ROARs, a community of empowered women across the world unleashing their ROAR.

Listen above or on Apple and Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Chidiogo is a writer, speaker, storyteller, and movement builder who is impacting the global narrative based on her belief and championship of the power of people to change the world. Her philosophy is founded on the humanist African concept of Ubuntu — ‘I Am Because We Are’ — upholding and celebrating our shared humanity.

Her recently released book: I Am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation illuminates the role of kinship, family, and the individual’s place in society while revealing a life of courage, how community shaped it, and the web of humanity that binds us all. 

Chidiogo is the Chief Community and Communications Officer at the Ubuntu Foundation, a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow, a Fellow at the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, an Atlantic Dialogue Emerging Leader and an Associate Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative.

Named ‘100 most inspiring women in Nigeria’ by The Guardian; ’100 most influential Young Africans’ by Africa Youth Awards; ‘100 most Influential Nigerians’ by Avance Media; and ‘Young Professional of the Year’ by Future Awards Africa.

Chidiogo’s Hope In A Hurry

Hopeful Read:
Afternoon Dreams — Hima Batavia

Hopeful Watch:
My Octopus Teacher on Netflix

Hopeful Listen:
Growing Wise by Negin Sairafi (Podcast)

Hopeful Anthem:
I Am Moana (Song Of The Ancestors) — from ‘Moana’

You can follow Chidiogo on Instagram and Twitter. Her book, I Am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation is available to buy here.

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