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Ifunanya Chiegboka

We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.

See Ifunanya's submission below:

"Adversity, they say is an opportunity. As a single parent, 2020 stretched me. The pandemic resulted in working from home and homeschooling my daughter. In between, I noticed a critical skill gap and enrolled in a 9 months post-graduate course to address that. Then my ageing parents came visiting for 10 weeks and I have to add caring for them to the list of things that I have to do. As if these tasks weren't enough, I started writing a 36-page report titled State of Play: Web acquiring business in Nigeria. It was a struggle writing the report but for my passion for sharing knowledge, I could have dropped it. But by the grace of God, I finished and published it this February 2021. The report is the only document that describes the Nigerian web acquiring industry. It reviewed the past, present and the near future of web acquiring in Nigeria.

Sure, 2020 was a dark year with millions of lives lost to the pandemic (may their souls rest in peace. Amen) but if we put it in perspective, it stretched us beyond our limits. To excel, we had to learn to function in the face of adversity. We built muscles, grew and became stronger."

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

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