3 Women in Finance that we love

taiwo okwor, Olaitan Martins, Adesuwa Rhodes


Women are a force to reckon with. They are exceptional beings and today we will be taking about a few in the finance sector making history.

3 Women in Finance that we love:
Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes
Olaitan Martins
Taiwo Okwor

Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes: Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes is the founder of Aruwa Capital management, a private equity fund that aims to invest in companies whose services improve the daily lives of women or that are founded and run by women. The Nigerian woman was crowned as the 2019 ‘Agent of Impact’ and was recognised as one of the 35 women who are moving the continent forward because of her commitment to gender equality. She is one of the few African women to create an investment fund for African women entrepreneurs.

 Adesuwa Okunbo

Olaitan Martins: Olaitan Martins was appointed Group Executive, Transaction Banking on 21 October 2021. Until this appointment, she served as the Group Head, Transaction Banking and prior to that, Group Head, Manufacturing Sector, Corporate Banking Group. She has over 20 years’ work experience in various financial institutions including Investment Banking & Trust Limited, Intercontinental Bank Limited, IBTC Asset Management Limited and Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, where she held various leadership positions. 
Since joining FirstBank in 2014, Olaitan has recorded remarkable achievements instrumental to the re-positioning of FirstBank’s Corporate Banking business as a credible industry player. She also led the digitization and automation of the Client interface processes and the Wholesale business processes for Trade transactions which has led to an increased adoption of industry platforms for collections, increased volume of transactions and increased customer base, amongst others.

Taiwo Okwor: Taiwo is a highly versatile investment professional and the founder of Femme-Minty an educational platform that is focused on promoting financial education for
women to develop strong financial foundation and build financial wealth. Taiwo is currently a Vice President at the African Finance Corporation, where she is focused on investing in infrastructure investments and development across multiple sectors including (natural resources, oil and gas, mining, power, transportation and heavy industries) across
Africa. She has worked in several leading financial institutions and has been involved in transactions in multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Femme-minty was created by her desire to deepen her involvement in the developing world, particularly her home continent Africa and intensify change in the lives of women to make smart financial decisions and become financially independent.


Taiwo Okwor

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