Ebere Okonkwo

2022 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

Perspective and Access — My Fellowship Experience

In this blog post from Fellowship Alumna Ebere Okonkwo, she reflects on her 2022 Fellowship experience.

Since the end of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, some words stand out for me:

First, PERSPECTIVE. The fellowship played a vital role in reshaping my thought processes and ideals. My perspectives and the lenses with which I view life, in general, have become clearer and less biased.

Second, ACCESS. I got access to seasoned professors, entrepreneurs, and leaders that I could not have easily met. From this access came knowledge on how to successfully run a business enterprise, sell your value appropriately, and scale a sustainable startup. We had professors who spoke from their hearts, held nothing back, and shared their journey with us…

Read Ebere’s full blog post from the U.S. Mission in Nigeria.