Our Founders

Laila Johnson-Salami

Laila aspires to become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. With a strong social awareness, Laila stands against the oppression of women and believes that all are entitled to universal Human Rights. She is also a TV Presenter at Spice TV Africa. She has further been awarded with a Nigerian Centenary Award, as a Nigerian Youth Ambassador, and has been recognised, as "one of the top 100 Nigerian's to have lived in the U.K over the past 100 years."

Tracy Aryee-Quao

Tracy has a fiery passion for international relations, which she hopes will propel her into the field of development and business in her home country, Ghana. Tracy believes that Africa is a huge force globally, but without the right vision and direction stemming from its youth population, the risk of a viscous cycle continues. Tracy's aim is simple; encompass all things affecting African women, education, sexual health, career and empowerment, whilst also working personal growth.

Our Recent Events


We held the second Elevate Her event series in London, on March 25th 2017.




"Each time a woman stands up her herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she is standing up for all women."

- Maya Angelou










The We Rise Initiative is an African Non-Governmental Organisation that is committed to empowering African women to rise above the oppression of the twenty-first century and the stigma attached to feminism.
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