Sandra Ajaja is a gender and development expert with more than five years of experience fostering gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the founder of Fempower Africa, a social enterprise in Nigeria that promotes gender inclusion and diversity in technology. With volunteers from several African countries, Fempower Africa has provided 2,000 women with technology literacy skills and a financial education. Sandra is currently pursuing a master's degree in Gender and Development at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex through a Commonwealth Scholarship. Sandra was a Young Leader for Development at the European Commission's 2019 European Development Days. She is also a recipient of the Young African Leaders Award and the Diana Award. A global voice for gender equality, Sandra aims to scale her reach to more than 10 million women after completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.