Elizabeth Ogabi is an entrepreneur, author, podcast host, communications consultant, and educator, who has worked across various industries and two continents over the last 12 years.
In 2016, Elizabeth founded For Working Ladies, a digital media platform focused on equipping women with the information and tools they need to start a successful business. She is also the host of How I Made It Happen, a podcast focused on giving advice for women in business. In 2019, she was named by The Dots UK as one of 100 women redefining the creative industry on International Women’s Day and named UK Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day established by the UN.
From a young age, Elizabeth has always been ambitious and focused on wanting to make a change and being significant. She knew she would be working with women, whether that be in mentoring or supporting them with their ventures.
Her ultimate goal is the advancement and economic empowerment of women, whether it’s in starting a side hustle, breaking through the corporate glass ceiling or pursuing full-time entrepreneurship.
Elizabeth has just published a book Side Hustle in Progress and is also focused on launching leicour.com, a private membership network focused on accelerating mid-level women into leadership roles within organisations, with a huge emphasis on women of colour.
“Mentoring is a gamechanger, most of us don’t know what we are doing at times and having someone to be a guide and give support is so helpful. I am both a mentee and mentor and learn from both experiences. My advice is never to ask someone to be your mentor but to build a relationship with them and ask for advice if they give you room to do so.”