A Woman with a Vision
Ebere Ifendu is a woman with a strong sense of direction and purpose. A Lawyer, Chartered Mediator and Conciliator and Gender Advocate. She is the Director Centre for Gender Education and Rights, Gregory University, Uturu Abia State. She served as a member of the Presidential Constitution and Electoral Reform Committee. She was the National publicity secretary of labour party, Nigeria. She is the first woman to be elected to the position in Nigeria. She was the National Women Leader of the Labour Party before she took the bold step to contest for the post of Publicity Secretary, a position reserved for men. She is presently, the President, Women in Politics Forum, WIPF. A multi-party Organization of Women in politics who are members of Parliament, Women Executive office holders, Women in civil Society and other Organizations that engage and develop strategies to achieve the mission of WIPF. She is a member of the African Women Leadership Network AWLN. She has just been appointed a Special assistant to the Senate Minority Leader on Diaspora, Gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her dream for Nigerian and indeed African Women in general, is to see that they are appreciated and given their rightful place as strong, intelligent and hard working women, who have been key players in nation building. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality and human rights. Her motivation is knowing that her little contribution towards Women Empowerment is yielding result and being able to support the less privileged in the society. The lawyer and chartered mediator and Conciliator among other things, is also a dedicated and loving mother of two sons.
Ebere Ifendu was born in Abiriba, Ohafia LGA of Abia State to Chief Agwu and Chief Mrs Mercy Ifendu. She attended Library Avenue Primary School Umuahia Abia State, Holy Rosary Girls’ Secondary school Umuahia, Abia State, Federal School of Arts and Science Ondo, Ondo State before proceeding to M D University, Rohtak, India for her Bachelor Degree. She attended University of Lagos, Akoka for her LL. B and later to the Nigeria Law School. Bwari, Abuja for her BL.
Ebere is a member of several professional bodies and NGO’s, namely: Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, ICMC; Institute of Corporate Administration, International Bar Association, IBA; African Bar Association AFBA, International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA; Global Association of Female Lawyers, GAFA; and Nigeria Bar Association, NBA. She is a member of UN women Consultative Group and member Nigeria 100 Women Lobby group. She is the principal partner of E A IFENDU & Co. Executive Director, Imperial Finance and Securities Ltd, Lagos. Director Wall worth Nigeria Limited.
To further her desire to be a good leader, she embarked on the following courses to enhance her capacity: Women’s Academy for Political Party Leadership in Berlin Germany, Legislative Advocacy, Project Management, Networking and Strategic Alliance and Proposal and Report writing. She is an IPAS trained program officer on reproductive health and rights of women.
She is a recipient of many Awards for her work in supporting Women’s Participation in Politics.
Her hobbies include traveling, reading and watching documentary films