Betty Irabor is a Nigerian author, philanthropist, publisher, entrepreneur and founder of Genevieve magazine.
She founded Genevieve Magazine in 2003 after spotting a gap in the Nigerian publishing landscape, and has shaped the magazine into a lifestyle guide and inspiration to women.
She is also a seasoned writer and publisher. After studying English at the University of Lagos, she worked as a journalist at Concord Newspapers, and held freelancing jobs at the Vanguard, The Guardian, This Day and Black & Beauty.
After a brief experience in the telecommunications business, she launched Genevieve in 2003, now one of the most read lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazines in Nigeria.
In 2005, she launched the Genevieve Foundation, which holds an annual Pink Ball as a fundraiser for breast cancer victims.
She also hosted and presented a talk show “Life’s Lessons with Betty Irabor,” which aired on LindaIkejiTV in December 2017. She was honoured by the Association of Professional Women Bankers as the Most Accomplished Female Publisher in Nigeria in 2011.
We celebrate her