Ibijoke Faborode

Founder and C.E.O., ElectHER

Ibijoke Faborode is a trisector leader with over 13 years of experience spanning gender relations, research and public policy advisory, election and governance, high-level government relations, development program management, civic innovation, advertising and media relations.

She is the founder and C.E.O. of ElectHER, an impact-driven and disruptive N.G.O. advancing the inclusion of women in politics and public life through research and policy innovation, behavioral change communications, community building, capacity development, tech innovation and resource mobilization.

Some core initiatives of the organization include Agender35, dedicated to mobilizing resources for female candidates across party lines; the ElectHER Policy & Research Center, which drives the ideation, design and implementation of evidence-based research; the ElectHER Election Hub, launched during the 2023 Nigerian presidential election to manage observation deployment, data management, analytics and public engagement; the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program, a leadership and legislative fellowship for women aspiring to legislative office; OBINRIN, an annual event intersecting the arts, gender and citizen action; and Hernalytics, a mobile and web tech platform to enhance the social aspect of governance through data, information and community.

Ms. Faborode was one of two Nigerian women to be named in the BBC’s top 100 influential and aspiring women of 2022. In addition, she recently featured among Global Citizen’s 18 global activists to look out for in 2023. She is a member of the Democracy & Culture Foundation’s Global Leadership Council and has previously served in various capacities locally and globally on key engagements across public policy, gender, governance, democracy and civic innovation.

Ibijoke Faborode