CEO, WeForGood International
Temitayo Ade-Peters is an award-winning impact designer with over 17 years’ experience in the communications, sustainability and development fields. She is currently the CEO of WeForGood, where she leads its programmes, communication and training efforts, helping young people to thrive and supporting companies to build purposeful and profitable businesses. WeForGood has been listed in the Forbes Africa December 2019/ January 2020 edition as one of ‘Top 50 Brands Making a Difference in Nigeria’.
She’s the Founder of ThriveTribe, a community that provides mentorship, coaching, training and advisory to help mission driven folks experience exponential transformation that empowers them to thrive in career, business and life.
Kharis Cares Foundation, the non-profit she founded to raise a new crop of African leaders to champion the continent’s sustainable development, serves as the umbrella organisation for her work.
Prior to her current roles, she led the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts at Nigeria’s top exchange and banks, bringing improved structure to their sustainability efforts, elevating their profiles amongst stakeholders through impact-focused initiatives, earning the organisations several recognitions and sustainability awards.
“You can start the change you want to see.” – TEA
She is a much sought-after speaker and trainer, who has graced the platforms of international conferences at home and abroad. In 2018, in recognition of TEA’s contribution to helping businesses create sustainable value and lasting impact, she was honoured with the prestigious “GLOBAL CSR LEADERSHIP AWARD” at the World CSR Day at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India.
As an avid learner, in addition to the various courses she has taken, she’s an Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner (issued by IBM), she has completed Google’s Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design, she holds a GRI Certified Training Programme Certificate, she has a certificate in Sustainability Strategy from the Lagos Business School, a degree in Foreign Languages (French) and an MBA from the Paris Graduate School of Management.
Fondly referred to as the Impactnista, TEA writes and speaks passionately about impact-driven entrepreneurship and technology as the next big drivers of Africa’s sustainable development and believes strongly that young people must not only lead, but also be at the center of this opportunity and responsibility, with the SDGs as sure blueprint for the Africa we want.
She believes in partnerships and she actively promotes collaborative participation, and volunteering for addressing issues of collective concern.
Her personal mantra is: “You can start the change you want to see.”