The Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD) Inc., is a professional and non-profit organization of doctoral degree holders of Nigerian descent residing in Nigeria and abroad. ANWAD Inc. was incorporated in August 2011 for educational enhancement, research and development, charitable, and social purposes as a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Association as a professional, non- governmental organization (NGO) targets to: bring knowledge to the uneducated women sector in Nigeria, access the educational needy areas, reach out to the less privileged, bridge the gap between the number of educated men and women, intellectually empower women through seminars, workshops, and conferences, educate women through other enlightenment programs like enlightenment campaigns, and elevate well educated women, future mothers of our children and global leaders for tomorrow.
ANWAD Inc. represents the professional, social, and political interests of the Nigerian women doctoral degree holders in academic comprising: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Doctor of Management (DM), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Honorary Doctorate holders, ABD Doctorate Students, and other terminal Doctoral Degree programs. These doctoral professionals are from Nigerian ethnicity or empathy within Nigeria and worldwide. ANWAD Inc. provides a platform for education, research and development, political and social dialogue, on issues of educational enhancement within Nigeria, United States, Canada, and Europe pertinent to persons of descent from the Nigerian Diaspora.