Careers in International Development

#IWD2021: An interview with Nimi Akinkugbe, Nigeria's Ambassador Designate to Greece

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, MSc International Development candidate Temi Phyllis Pratt talks to Nimi Akinkugbe, Nigeria's Ambassador- Designate to Greece. An Alumni of the LSE, in this podcast they discuss Nimi's foray into public service, her impressive career in the private sector and her desire to see women live financially independent thriving lives. An advocate for financial security, she is also the founder of Bestman Games Ltd, the African distributor of customised editions of Monopoly, Hasbro’s world-famous game. She believes passionately in empowering women financially; her column Money matters with Nimi is a nationally syndicated column where she shares advice and tips on improving personal finances. Achieving financial security ranks as a major source of concern for the Nigerian family, and Nimi seeks to harness financial literacy and inclusion as tools for youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Her book, A – Z of Personal Finance, provides frank, practical insights to create greater awareness and understanding of personal finance and wealth management issues. This podcast discusses: - Her experience as an LSE student - Her career in banking - The importance of women being financially secure - The current opportunity for women to challenge the status quo. Listen to hear more from Nimi, including on why she feels it is imperative for women to invest in themselves.