LOLA OMOLOLA AND HOW SHE IS CREATING A SAFE SPACE FOR NIGERIAN WOMEN
Two years ago, Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria and everyone was glad to receive him. He was spotted with the founder of a popular group on Facebook, Females In Nigeria (FIN) and they both had a long talk. Speaking with Lola Omolola, she disclosed how she came about the group which has millions of females as its followers.
Making the world aware of this great meeting Zuckerberg took to his Facebook profile to post a picture of him with Omolola and the caption:
“I’m heading to Chicago later this month for our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit with a few hundred of our top Facebook group admins. For the past decade, Facebook has been focused on making the world more open and connected and we’re always going to keep doing that. But now it’s clear we have to do more. We also need to bring people closer together and build common understanding. One of the best ways to do that is by helping people build community, both in the physical world and online. I’ve written and talked about these themes throughout this year especially in my community letter in February and at Harvard Commencement last month. This summit will be the next chapter and we’ll discuss more of what we’re building to empower community leaders to bring the world closer together.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been meeting group admins across the country that are building meaningful communities on Facebook and will be at the summit. This photo is with Lola, who lives in Chicago and is originally from Nigeria. Two years ago, she founded a secret Facebook group called Female IN, or FIN. It’s a no-judgment space where more than a million women come to talk about everything from marriage and to health issues and work problems and it’s helping end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world. I’m looking forward to meeting more admins like Lola and talking about how we can help them do even more to build community. I’ll share more info on the summit as we get closer, and I’ll stream the event live from my profile later this month.”
I'm heading to Chicago later this month for our first ever Facebook Communities Summit with a few hundred of our top…
Lola Omola also took to her Facebook profile to thank Mark Zuckerberg for the mention on Facebook t the comment section. “Were it not for your relentless drive to connect our world and your assembly of the brightest minds in the universe to bring this dream to life, FIN would not have been probable. Certainly not at this scale. I’m an ordinary woman from modest means and your vision; our shared vision to advance meaningful connection, is now helping women across the world to find our voices through FIN; our non-judgmental Facebook support group. Thank you for helping me create the world I wish to live in and have my 8 and 10 year old inherit. Your outstanding team at Facebook, our indefatigable admin team and my irrepressible FINsters make this all possible. Thank you! and see you in Chicago. Salut!”