Meet the 2021 Cohort Fellows

Lois Auta

Lois Auta is a diversity and inclusion expert, local and gobal disability advocate and human rights defender. She is the Founder – Cedar Seed Foundation, Network of Women with Disabilities, E-Ability Platform, and Disabled People in Leadership Initiative.

She holds a diploma in Public Administration from the University of Abuja. She is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2016 Ashoka Changemaker Scholar and Finalist – Aso Villa Demo Day 2016.

Lois Auta has represented persons with disabilities locally and globally. She is also a believer and promoter of equality & equity for women, quality education and healthcare for all. In 2019, she contested the AMAC/Bwari’s constituency seat at the National Assembly.

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ElectHER is a non-partisan progressive women's political advancement organization bridging inequality gaps in African democracy, by advocating for and enabling women's leadership across appointive and elective office. Our mission is fulfilled through behavioural change communications; skills development, human capital mobilization and campaign financing, with an end-goal to enable capable women competitively Decide, Run and Win elections. We are on a mission to empower 1000 women to run for office and directly back '35' women by 2023.

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