Hafsat Sahabi Dange

2017 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

How One Alumna is Lifting Women Up

The [Fellowship] changed my perspective on diversity. It positively changed my perspective on how I view Americans… As a result of this experience, I became determined to mentor and support others professionally and personally, the same way I was mentored and supported. The Mandela Washington Fellowship equipped me with the right mindset and attitude to excel.”

Hafsat Sahabi Dange, 2017 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria
Hafsat addresses the audience at an event in Sokoto, Nigeria. Photo credit: Elmerns Creative.

During her Leadership in Business Institute at Dartmouth College, 2017 Fellowship Alumna Hafsat Sahabi Dange had unique opportunities to build her skills and network, which have since shaped her career trajectory. Currently, she serves as manager of the Corporate Affairs Commission in Sokoto and is studying for a master’s degree in Gender, Environment, and Development at the Usman DanFodio University.

Learn more about how she has excelled since her Fellowship and is paying it forward in this article from International Exchange Alumni at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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