Elegantly seated and poised on our Woman Crush Wednesday podium is the lovely Lois Auta.
Miss Lois Auta is the Founder and Executive Director of Cedar Seed Foundation Nigeria, a non-profit organization formed to highlight the issues of disabled persons in Nigeria. Through this, she has been positively impacting the disabled community especially women, girls, and children.
Having been an orphan and affected by polio at the age of 2, Lois had to endure several challenges that inspired her to want to make a difference and ensure the voices of disabled people were heard.
Lois is a role model to every one she encounters, she is a proactive individual who is able to develop, motivate and inspire others to achieve their goals in their lives.
Auta is also President of FCT Disabled Sports Club in Abuja, and Founder of Women on Wheels Multipurpose Cooperative Society, among other key positions that she holds.
In recognition of her work, she has received numerous awards, including in 2014 when she was honored with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders award, an initiative by Former US President, Barack Obama.
Lois Auta has placed Nigeria on the global map by being the only Nigerian selected as a young global leader in 2017, after the induction of class of 2017 in Argentina Lois realised she is the first disabled African woman to be named a young global leader of the world economic forum in April 2017.
Thanks to her advocacy, many disabled people have been employed and are now treated equally in matters of national development. Also, she has earned Espact’s Woman Crush Wednesday Crown.