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Nekpen Osuan Wilson

2021 Fellow

Co-Founder and CEO, WomenWerk

VVEngage 2021
United States

Nekpen Osuan Wilson is the CEO & Co-Founder of @WomenWerk, a women’s empowerment non-profit reaching 5,500 women and girls annually in New York City. Nekpen serves as the United Nations Association’s Global Goals Ambassador for SDG5 and her work advocating for women and girls’ empowerment globally has led to brand engagements with SXSW, Forbes’ Women’s Council, Linkedin and Walker’s Legacy. She passionate about empowering women’s economic development and is business mentor and certified career coach with NYC Small Business Services, WIN Summit, and The Muse.

Nekpen is also a speaker and accomplished change agent. She has spoken at The White House, SXSW, and a number of leadership and business conferences. Nekpen’s recognitions include being names a 2020 Arena Fellow, a BlogHer 2018 Voice of the Year, the 2017 Baylor Young Alumna of the Year, a 2018 92Y Woman in Power Fellow, a 2018 Walkers Legacy Women in Leadership Honoree, and a 2017 Council of Urban Professionals Fellow. Nekpen serves on junior boards for Vital Voices, New Leaders Council, The DNC Young Professionals Committee and Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Council of Urban Professionals. She earned her Bachelor’s from Baylor University and her Master’s from Columbia University. Nekpen enjoys mentoring, running, travel, and trying new recipes in her spare time.