Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

2014 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

Leaders Investing in Leaders

As human beings, we do not exist in isolation. We’re here to support one another, to help one another.”

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

When Oluwatoyosi “Toyosi” Ogunseye reflects on her career and her vision of leadership, two threads run through the conversation: connection and service. Her passion lies in using her skills and experience to improve the lives of others.

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Toyosi (left) receives The Presidential Precinct’s inaugural Young Leader Award, alongside former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (center).

Toyosi has worked as an investigative journalist in Nigeria for more than fifteen years. Before joining the BBC, she worked at Punch Newspaper, the most widely-read newspaper in Nigeria. There, she became the first female editor in the newspaper’s over 40-year history. When she thinks back on the accomplishment, she is particularly proud not of what it meant to her own career, but of the doors that it opened for other women in the newsroom. Since she accepted the role in 2011, multiple other women have moved into editor roles at the newspaper.

Learn more about Toyosi’s work and how she is paying it forward in this article from The Presidential Precinct.

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