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Adepeju Opeyemi Jaiyeoba
Field of Study: Business
Leadership Institute: The University of Texas at Austin
Adepeju Jaiyeoba is a skilled community advocate with experience in women's right and maternal and child health in Nigeria. She is the founder of Mothers' Delivery Kit, a company that manufactures and distributes birth kits for purchase. In this capacity, she coordinates business development for the organisation and works to continually develop an effective distribution line that will see women across Nigeria connected to lifesaving supplies irrespective of their location at childbirth. Since August the organization has sold more than 6,000 pieces kits while also connecting more than 140 traditional birth attendants' (TBA) homes, 25 primary health care centres, 40 private hospitals, and one university teaching hospital. Adepeju holds a degree in Law from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a certificate in Global Change Leadership from the Coady International Institute in Canada. Upon completing the Washington Fellowship, Adepeju hopes to have gained business skills that will help her build proper market chains, double production, increase her customer base, and establish a depot for the kits to serve geopolitical zones in Nigeria.