Anuli Ola-Olaniyi is a career woman and founder of HEIR Women Development, an enterprise created to support young women in capacity and skills building.
HEIR is a social enterprise born out of the need to see more young women take on more decision making position and venture into leadership opportunities.
Anuli is able to draw on her career and experience to be able to add value to the women whose lives she’s trying to impact.
She started out her career at John Lewis Partnership UK and is currently the deputy Managing Director of HM Ltd, ED of DV Solutions NG and on the advisory board of the Women in Leadership Institute (WLI).
The graduate of University of Ibadan with a degree in Psychology has garnered experience carrying out diverse roles in diverse sectors. Being a firm believer iniself-growth, Anuli also holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University UK.
This is in addition to being a CIPD-certified human resource professional as well as a qualified Prince2 Practitioner in project management. She also holds certifications for Gender studies from the UN Women Training Centre.
The first child of eight, leadership was thrust on her from the get-go. She, however, credits her stay and work experience in the UK for her can-do spirit and general attitude to work.
She has always wanted to give back and seeing the poor performances of job seekers, especially women, during interviews birthed HEIR.
“HEIR was born out of my need to close a gap and provide solutions to the unemployable status of youth, especially young women,” she said in an interview with Chiomah’s Blog.
Her plan is slowly bearing fruit as the platform has successfully held 3 Hire Me bootcamps in partnership with the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and secured employment for more than 20% of the Hire Me bootcamp attendees.
We hope Anuli remains able to keep doing what she can to reduce the unemployment rate. We congratulate her for her successes and bid her Godspeed.