Comfort Sakoma has dedicated herself to helping women find fulfillment in their business. She founded Poize Magazine and the Poize Centre for Entrepreneurial Development in Africa, which work together to help women in Africa build businesses that thrive and grow to maturity.
She was recently appointed as one of 14 members of the U.S.-Africa Chamber of Commerce. She was the founding executive director of WEConnect International in Nigeria and is currently a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
Comfort has engaged, mentored, and trained more than 3,000 entrepreneurs in Nigeria including her work with the federal government of Nigeria, the US Embassy in Abuja, and Google and Intel, through which she is providing internet and social media training to thousands of women entrepreneurs. Her speeches have been heard by organizations including the World Economic Forum, the government of Nigeria, the World Bank, Access Bank, Total, and ExxonMobil. CEO Global recently nominated her as “Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government.”
In collaboration with the U.S. non-profit Quantum Leaps, Comfort is working to establish a Roadmap to business environments for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries.
Comfort is an alumna of the University of Toronto, earning a B.A. with honors in Political Science and African Studies. She also won the inaugural “Innovative Leader Scholarship” at the Yale Publishing Course. Look for Comfort on the Hive Global Leaders Program in 2016 and on cable’s PTV interviewing corporate CEOs from across Africa.