Queen Mercy Ndubuisi
Queen Mercy Ndubuisi has been a young girl child born and brought up in Nigeria.
In her own words, “I love to network with a like mind and I’m passionate about learning new things. Passionate about bringing a change to my world, to my community and to everyone around me. It is my desire for every young girl to live the best life that she can despite her background, financial status, or skin colour. I know that every limitation can be conquered by a girl who is determined. I’m passionate about solving period poverty. Girls barely have enough to cater for themselves during their period. They also have little or no knowledge about their reproductive health, Menstrual Hygiene or their rights.
I love amplifying the voices of girls in my community and advocate for girls in Africa. I was surprised that some of the issues I thought were peculiar to us in Nigeria were also experienced by girls in other African countries.”
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I am a graduate of Political science (Bsc) at Godfrey Okoye University class of 2013. During my undergraduate years, I was a member of the COHON; the university student union where I served the school and students for 3 years. I also participated in my set beauty pageant: Miss Godfrey Okoye university. I am also a graduate of master’s of Public Administration at the University of Keffi. Aside from my education, I am a pageant queen with diverse wins in the pageant industry including: face of Amity global, Face of PEMVIM etc . I also modelled for some brands. I have also served as a social worker and volunteered for many organisation.
Tell us something about your initiative/business or current role. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?
Launching Miriam Ujunwa Girls Foundation has been my major professional accomplishment. The NGO has given me the opportunity to reach out to girls who are going through sexual abuse, girls who needs a voice, girls who feel alone letting them know they are not alone. My long term goals and aspirations for Miriam Ujunwa Girls Foundation is to build a global network that will educate on sexual heath and hygiene, prevent sexual assault and ensuring the world is a safe place for women. My motivation comes from my late sister whose life was cut short due to a selfish desire of another human. I am motivated to keep pushing knowing that what we do at
Miriam Ujunwa Girls Foundation will prevent the life of another girl from being cut short, also eradicating period poverty in Africa.
What has been the response of the users/consumers towards your venture?
It’s been 3 years of empowering women, uplifting young minds, and guiding families to harness local resources for a brighter, more beautiful future. Raising awareness on mensuration right and hygiene which has brought in recognition both national and international including: Humanitarian global awards Ghana, YUUKKE Global awards India, Young Africa Women leads Award.
How has your life changed because of your initiative/venture?
Service to humanity is service to God. I’m content.
Do you have anyone who is the biggest support system in your life? Please let us know.
My family has always been my biggest support system.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity? OR Share a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.
The change I would like to see is a tax free Mensuration product in the world and always remember There is no greater satisfaction than achieving your objective. Pursue your goals with zeal and anything exhaustion sets in. Remember the great sense of accomplishment that awaits you at the finish line.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?