Josephine Nzerem is a Social Entrepreneur who was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2002 for her innovative work in the protection of women from disinheritance and other socio-economic abuses.


In 2004 she received an award from Junior Chambers International as the outstanding young person for the year, in the area of contribution to children, world peace and/or human rights.


Josephine believes that women’s human rights must be recognized and upheld at all times and in her role as the Executive Director of Human Angle an organisation which she co-founded, she advanced the socio-economic status of women and their right to own and inherit property.


In 2011, she became the Regional Director of Anglophone West Africa for Ashoka, Innovators for the public. In that role, she worked tirelessly towards creating an ‘’Everyone a Changemaker’’ society by inspiring various communities in Anglophone West Africa to take initiative to solve social problems. She is also inspiring the Anglophone West Africa team to embody a high standard of excellence, innovation and commitment. She has been recently named the Director, Venture and Fellowship, Ashoka Africa.


Josephine’s higher educational background spans the areas of Dramatic Arts, Public and International Affairs and Psychology.