women’s support


In a remarkable act of generosity, Erelu Bisi-Adeleye Fayemi, former First Lady of Ekiti State, has donated N1 million to Women of Rubies through her Wrapper Network Initiative of the Above Whispers Foundation. This donation is aimed at providing support and relief to women facing challenges.

Erelu Bisi Fayemi’s generous contribution underscores her lifelong commitment to feminist activism and women’s empowerment. As a Gender and Development Specialist, Policy Advocate, and Social Sector expert, Erelu Bisi has made significant strides in advancing gender equality and social justice. She has co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), led the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI), and has been a pivotal force in enacting critical laws to protect women’s rights in Nigeria.

The Wrapper Network, established in October 2019, symbolizes solidarity, unity, love, protection, and care. Erelu Bisi Fayemi initiated this network to provide modest yet impactful support to women in need. Her motivation stems from a desire to empower women through small contributions that can make a significant difference in their lives.

“A lot of women need help with modest contributions that could make all the difference. That is why I decided to start The Wrapper Network, for women who need a wrapper and for women who are prepared to give wrappers to other sisters. I hope that the sisters who will benefit can go on to bless other sisters with a wrapper when things are good for them,” said Erelu Bisi Fayemi.

This marks the third time Erelu Bisi Fayemi has donated to Women of Rubies, further solidifying her commitment to our cause. “We are incredibly grateful for Erelu Bisi Fayemi’s continued support. Her generosity has significantly impacted our ability to assist women in need,” said Esther Ijewere, Founder of Women of Rubies Inc & Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children.

The Women of Rubies team will disburse the funds, ensuring the donation reaches the most vulnerable and needy women.

About Women of Rubies

Women of Rubies is a platform dedicated to celebrating and empowering women. Through various initiatives, including media strategy consulting, public relations services, advocacy programs, workshops and training, and campaign management, Women of Rubies aims to inspire and uplift women globally.

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, feminist activist, gender specialist, development specialist, policy advocate, social change, African Women’s Development Fund, Above Whispers Media Group, leadership development, women’s empowerment, gender equality, Ekiti State, African Women’s Leadership Institute, women’s rights, author

About Erelu Bisi-Adeleye Fayemi

Erelu Bisi-Adeleye Fayemi is a distinguished feminist activist, gender and development specialist, policy advocate, and social sector expert. With decades of experience and numerous accolades to her name, she has been a formidable force in advancing women’s rights and social justice across Africa and beyond. Her journey from academia to global advocacy showcases her relentless dedication to gender equality and empowerment.