Adepeju Jaiyeoba is the Founder of Mother’s Delivery Kit, which connects rural women to life-saving supplies, and the Brown Button Foundation, which works to improve healthcare delivery in rural communities.
So far, her company has sold more than 500,000 delivery kits and has trained over 4,000 birth attendants across 346 communities in Nigeria.
Adepeju has experience across maternal and child health, Law, civic leadership, policy formulation and legislative drafting, as well as youth engagement. Specifically, her work focuses on supporting young entrepreneurs as well as prioritising maternal and child health in Nigeria and Africa at large.
A Law graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a Partner at Strichland Associates, Adepeju is a recipient of the Queen of England’s Point of Light Award, The Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneur Sustainability Award, and the Unilever Young Entrepreneur Award. Adepeju is also a President Barack Obama White House honouree and the 2018 USADF/Citi Foundation Venture Showcase winner.
With her background knowledge in Business from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, Adepeju has had experience working with the United Nations Foundation as well as other top organisations, helping to build strategy and develop work plans around social enterprises and maternal and child health.
She has spoken at a number of events addressing high-level audiences, including presidents of countries and stakeholders. She is a two-time speaker at the United Nations Foundation Social Good Summit, she has addressed the United States Congress Black Caucus group to help the current US administration draw priority focus areas in Africa on healthcare, and has served on several panels discussing issues across youths, women, innovation, policy formation and business in Africa.