Our History

image The Founder, Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Henrietta Okoro, a university adjunct professor in United States, enacted the vision to form the Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD), Inc. This has been her live-long dream on how to uplift and empower women. Dr. Okoro’s vision was ignited in the year 2011 after she attended “The 2011 Global Diaspora Forum: Inaugural Conference hosted by U.S. State Secretary Hilary Rodham Clinton at the U.S Department of State, Washington DC. At the forum, she met world leaders, U.S. government officials, and academic experts where they deliberated on improvement and collaborating strategies. The forum theme focused on ways to bring back to our communities, empower women, and the less privileged. Dr. Okoro retraced back her dream, and felt this is the right time to kick-off her vision. On daily basis, she meditates on the nomenclature and thereafter, came up with the name; Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD). Her vision centers around improving educational awareness around the world using a strong network of academicians to help our government revive and improve educational development, help the less privileged, and bridge the gap between men and women in the academic arena.

On August 2011, ANWAD Inc. Headquarter was officially registered in the state of Maryland. Initial members were recruited into the association around the world. As members are in geographically diverse population, meetings are held via conference calls. Each meeting brings room for commitment and diversity on ways to realize ANWAD’s vision. Hence, ANWAD continues to represent the professional, social, and political interest body governing Nigerian Women academic doctors.

Today's Date :
2018 April 23rd, 2:06 pm