About Our Association


The Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) is a coalition of 18 Women Business and Professional Associations in Nigeria with a membership of over 920,000 entrepreneurs  who had come together with the common goal of encouraging and improving sustainable entrepreneurial development among women through research, advocacy, policy reform initiatives, followup on implementations and feedback. Membership is still open for other Women Business and Professional Associations to join.


The Association was born in February 2013, with the support of the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).  ANWBN serves as a unifying voice to address effectively, issues affecting business and professional women across the thirty-six states of Nigeria, including the FCT, Abuja.


To improve the capacity of members and encourage sustainable entrepreneurship development among women through advocacy in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

ANWBN is poised at accomplishing this mission through credible representation of the views of its members to the three tiers of government in Nigeria and other stakeholders in an advocacy capacity.


A vibrant and premier coalition of professional and business women membership organizations in Nigeria, dedicated to promoting policy reforms that ensure sustainable economic development.


  1. Enhance democracy and good governance amongst its members.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of members to achieve entrepreneurship development.
  3. Be the driving force and provide solutions for women business development in Nigeria.
  4. Develop Business and Economic Policy Documents for submissions to, and discussions with, the Governments of Nigeria.
  5. Be a unifying voice to advocate effectively for professional and business women.
  6. Foster partnerships and alliances with business associations and the Nigerian Government in relevant economic and socio-political matters.

The Coalition is dedicated to the economic and socio-political development of Nigeria through a formalized system of Public-Private Dialogue among the three tiers of government, and other relevant stakeholders.

Women National Business Agenda

Our Team


Left to Right: Ms. Yinka Ajibola (National Secretary); Mrs. Modupe Oyekunle (Deputy National Coordinator); Mrs. Omowumi Gbadamosi (Country Director, CIPE); Chief Mrs. Anita Okuribido (National Coordinator); and Mrs. Mary Hamman (National Treasurer)

“We are doing a lot in our individual organizations to educate women on the need for standardization and quality control.”

Chief (Mrs.) Anita Okuribido
National Coordinator

Founding Member Organisations