Lilian O. Ajayi is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Global Connections for Women Foundation. She is a resident of Manhattan New York, with origins in Africa. Lilian is currently an Adjunct Professor of Global Marketing and Public Relations at NYU-SPS. She is a Harvard graduate and a MBA Candidate in Finance & Marketing from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Lilian Ajayi is a Member of the Harvard Club and sits on the several Boards including NAAEP, a Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment program that trains and empowers farmers through a mechanized farming program. She was awarded the Ambassador of Goodwill of the State of Arkansas and the rest of the World – by the Governor Mike Bebe.
She is the Executive Producer and Host of the television broadcast series “Path to Passion,” where young women entrepreneurs are profiled and interviewed. The show aims to inspire + empower other women to follow and live out their passions. Lilian O. Ajayi debuts her 1st editorial feature on Diplomatic Courier: A Global Affairs Magazine and she joins as a regular contributor for the international magazine. She has been invited to speak at several leadership panels including Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School Economic Business, and NYU-Stern Business Economic Forum. Lilian O. Ajayi was invited as a keynote speaker for the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), Trinity College Dublin University of Ireland during the “Inspiring Change: Empowering Women’s Futures in Africa” Africa Day event in Dublin, Ireland – to name a few. Lilian O. Ajayi was recently invited to address the United Nations President of the General Assembly and other international delegates at two-day meeting on Climate Change, where she spoke of the impactof the climate change on the rural women in Africa.
Lilian Ajayi has interned for the Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Anthony Williams, and at the American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO), serving their constituents as a political representative in Oakland, CA and in Washington, DC. She has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to community service and is a recipient of several congressional awards.