Abosede is a tri-sector leader with over 17 years’ experience working across the non-profit, private, and public sectors as a development professional. She began her career with ActionAid International Nigeria and coordinated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Keystone Bank, FirstBank and Samsung Electronics West Africa, respectively. As Director, Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Abosede was part of a team creating jobs in Africa’s largest city by population, Lagos.
She has managed programmes focused on improving the health, education, and economic outcomes in over 20 States in Nigeria and five cities across West Africa. Abosede is now on a mission to increase women’s political representation in Nigeria as Co-founder, ElectHER – an end-to-end women’s political advancement initiative, addressing the under-representation of women in elective office in Nigeria through behavioral change communication, skills development, and funding mobilization, with a goal to engage, encourage, equip, and enable women to Decide, Run and Win elections.
She currently Chairs the Gender sub-committee of the Crosscutting Technical Working Group of the Nigeria Medium Term National Development Plan (2021-2050). She is a Vital Voices VV Engage 2021 fellow and an associate fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI).
Named Woman of the Year 2020 for her work in Women’s Political Participation by herNetwork and one of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspirational Women by Leading Ladies Africa in 2019, Abosede has a degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Igbinedion University, an MSc in Communication for Innovation and Development from the University of Reading and is currently enrolled at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Mid-career, MPA Mason Fellow candidate.