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Ony Anukem

Advocacy Manager, International Confederation of Midwives and Host of the Twenty5 Podcast

Growing up as the first of four daughters — gender equality and leadership came naturally to British-import Ony Anukem. By day, she is the Advocacy Manager at the International Confederation of Midwives — but she also wears another hat as the Show Host of the Twenty5 Podcast, a bi-weekly interview podcast that she started to guide young women through their mid-twenties. Since launching in July 2019, her podcast has featured as the #1 Society & Culture Podcast on the Apple podcast charts in several countries and has accrued over 10,000 plays in 50+ countries.

She’s using her Perspectives platform to continue guiding young women through the ebbs and flows of their professional and personal lives.

from her perspective

I don't have a finite definition of success. I have different markers for success for different points in time. At each stage in my life, I will have certain goals that I want to achieve and when I achieve those goals I see myself as being successful. ​

Ony Anukem
more about ony

Growing up as the first of four daughters — gender equality and leadership came naturally to British-import Ony Anukem. By day, Ony Anukem is the Advocacy Manager at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) — but she also wears another hat as the Show Host of the Twenty5 Podcast. A bi-weekly interview podcast that she started to guide young women through their mid-twenties. Since launching in July 2019, her podcast has featured as the #1 Society & Culture Podcast on the Apple podcast charts in several countries and has accrued over 10,000 plays in 50+ countries.

Over the past five years, Ony has worked for several highly reputable brands and organizations that aim to support and advance the position of women and girls in various ways, including MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Wellbeing for Women, Healthista TV, and Women of Influence. Prior to moving into the digital communications field, Ony had a brief stint in the Television industry, with presenter and producer credits on the London Undercover (2016) TV series and a solo documentary Behind Closed Doors (2018) — a short film that explores the issue of Child Sexual Abuse in Nigeria.

A strong advocate for the rights and advancement of women and girls — Ony is a Co-founder of ASIM (A Sister in Me), a community organization made up over 260 members from diverse backgrounds, professional industries and areas in the UK, with a common goal of positively using our influence to help girls and women unleash their full potential. Ony was a member of the UK delegation to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations winter session 2018, responsible for representing the views of the UK youth population on the global stage.