#WomanCrushWednesday: Lola Omolola a ‘safe haven’
Lola Omolola is the founder of the Female IN (FIN) group on Facebook.
Born August 1, 1976, Lola who is passionate about creating a safe space for women went beyond just talking to taking action thus, she created an online community where women can come to unburden, share, learn and bond without the fear of judgement or harsh criticisms.
FIN was initially ‘Female In Nigeria’ until it grew so broad that there came a need to create room for women of other nationals. The former journalist therefore built the group with the collaboration of other women who were passionate about the cause as they created a place where other women can share their untold stories regarding their sexual abuses, and other challenges they are facing.
The Community Engagement Strategist was featured in the 2018 Facebook F8 Conference and had been invited to meetings with the former President of the United States Obama because of the impact of the enigma in ending the culture of silence and abuse.
Her initial goal for the group was to have 1,000 members. In early 2016, Lola’s group had just over 30,000 women. Today, it has blossomed to a membership of over one million. Zuckerburg has applauded Lola’s efforts to build a judgment-free zone for women. “It is helping to end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world,” he says