Weruche Inspires is an arts and culture, charitable, educational non-profit organization. WIIN is committed to uplifting the voices of women and girls, immigrants, and underrepresented, diverse communities. We support and collaborate with creative artists, women-led businesses, agencies, and organizations working to empower women and girls.
In June 2015, 'Weruche Inspires' was born as a way to extend the already existing dedication to and involvement in addressing social justice issues. We chose a purpose — ever-expanding though it seems — that describes in a sense a culmination of our life experiences, goals, and visions.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the entire world, resulting in a lockdown and the scaling back of our activities. As we pivot to a more sustainable way of sharing our work and giving back to our community, we invite you to be a part of our new normal.
Join us in conversation, view our exhibitions and productions, collaborate with us, follow us on social media, and support our cause as we uplift and empower the voices of women and girls.
Weruche U. George is a founding member and current President of WIIN. She's a poet and published author. She has a master's degree in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, and a master's in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University in the City of New York. She was a UNA Women delegate to the United Nations 62nd Commission on the status of Women, an Albert Schweitzer Institute delegate to the 13th Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the Hamden Human Rights and Relations Commission and on the Board of Integrated Refugee and immigrant Services- IRIS.
Adaobi Iweka is a criminologist with an MSc. in Applied Psychology. She works in the criminal justice system within the UK civil service. Her focus is on youth work and domestic violence intervention. Adaobi is a trustee serving on the board of King's Grace Chapel UK. She is currently on the path to obtaining a PsyD in Forensic Psychology.
She's a founding member of WIIN.
Njideka Unokesan is a lawyer who has spent over twelve years practicing in the human resources field. She's been in top management for several multinational companies. Recently, upon migrating to the United States she has gone back to school to attain a nursing degree, while working as a support professional. This career choice has put her on a pathway to achieving her dreams of working with cancer patients. A hardworking empath by nature, she is always willing to champion the rights of women and children. She has two girls of her own. She joined WIIN's board in 2021.
Ijeoma C. Okafor is a Housing Specialist with a focus on Affordable Housing - Multifamily Section 8 and Low-Income Tax Credit (LITCH). She has a BSc. in Accounting, with a master’s degree in business administration and is currently a PHD candidate with her research focus on housing policies & procedures and its impact on diversity. She’s volunteered in the church as Treasurer for Women’s Guild/Mother’s Union for many years, is currently the treasurer for Queen’s School Enugu North East, USA Alumni group. Ije is married with four beautiful children and 2 grandchildren. She joined WIIN’s board in 2019.
Amarachi McKeown is a primary Care Data Analyst for North West London, creating and managing COVID-19 datasets from March 2020. She is currently coordinating primary care modeling on Flu and COVID-19.
A graduate of King's College, London, she is a Trustee of Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla Foundation, a Foundation Governor of St Saviours’ RC Primary School (Health & Safety/Child Protection/Early Learning), a community mentor and a Choir Leader for St Saviours RC Church.
She is a Tae Kwondo 1st Dan and Instructor, and a mom of two. She's a founding member of WIIN.
Niamh McKeown is a Royal Air Force Cadet at Alleyn’s School. She is constantly engaging in debates and discussions that can make a change. She is currently a member of the Minority students union and has attended the feminist society a number of times. Niamh has been a Youth Councilor for CYM Deanery. Currently she is a mentor and tutors younger children in predominantly Mathematics, English and sometimes computer science. She is on her way to Oxford University in the Fall of 2023, to begin her Undergraduate studies.
Rae Ada-George is the Vice-President of the National Honor Society at Hamden High School. She's a high honor student and a member of DECA, National Honor Society and Black Hispanic Student Union, amongst others.
She's Co-Captain of Volleyball and had 111 kills-and 238 over the last two seasons, along with 16 digs and 11 aces for the Green Dragons. She plays Lacrosse and is a YouTube creator. She'll be attending Fordham University, New York in the Fall of 2021.
Kamdi Iweka is an activist and member of All Black Lives U.K. She attends and organizes protests for the organization, which fundamentally focuses on fighting for racial equality and justice for black people in the U.K. In addition to creating magazines, music videos and adverts for media projects, she has participated in lyricism on topics such as mental health and racism, for published songs. She is passionate about the topic of mental health and attends youth clubs to strengthen this topic of conversation. Her attendance at the London protest was featured in Vogue magazine.