LEADERSHIP

LEADERsHIP

Executive Director/Chief Creative Officer

Ifeoma Fafunwa is a social impact theatre-maker living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. Her creative activism focuses of gender inequality and the empowerment of women. She is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye Africa, a Nigerian non-profit production company that utilises performance art to challenge the status quo and drive societal change.
      She co-wrote and directed the stage play HEAR WORD! which challenges social, cultural and political norms that limit the potential and contribution of women.  Ifeoma is a fellow at the Aspen Institute, the Radcliffe Institute and a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.  She is a recipient of the 2020 McNulty Catalyst prize.  She is married and has four children.

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Advisory Board

Sumru Erkut Ph.D., a psychologist, senior scholar, former senior research scientist, and former associate director at the Wellesley Centers for Women). Her research focuses on racial/ethnic diversity and gender equity in leadership and development. Along with her team, they found that three or more women directors can critically improve the functioning of corporate boards, and her work resulted in Inside Women’s Power: Learning from Leaders.
     Erkut's research seeks solutions on achieving greater gender diversity in theater leadership positions, as reported in Women's Leadership in Resident Theaters. The research led Erkut to identify biases in how artistic and executive directors were selected and issued recommendations to achieve greater equity and inclusion.

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