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A Day in the Life: Nichole Yembra


November 18, 2018
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Inspiring, Empowering, and Connecting the Future of Women-led Tech in Africa

Nichole Yembra saw a number of tech startups in her hometown of Lagos, but few were run by women. She founded GreenHouse Lab to change that. 

“I have to be able to do the work I’m doing now even better because other people are trying to push forward their own work that they care so much about.”
- Nichole Yembra on the impact of the Leaders: Africa program
Nichole Yembra speaks to a group of young people during a training in Nigeria.
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Yembra decided to move back to Nigeria two years ago to play her part in the development of the African tech ecosystem.


At the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program kickoff in Johannesburg this past summer Nichole met Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, the founder of Nariche Leadership, a leadership consultancy in Zimbabwe.


They decided to work together, bringing Rachel’s leadership expertise to one of Nichole’s Greenhouse Lab workshops, doubling their impact on young women throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Greenhouse Lab is the first startup accelerator of its kind in Nigeria.