Ayisha Osori is a lawyer, advocate, writer and consultant with over fifteen years experience in corporate & regulatory practice, business management and administration, communications, civil society management, project management and issues based advocacy. On communications, Ayisha’s experience includes corporate internal communications, change communications and political campaigns while the main thrust of her advocacy has been on gender equality; political representation; good governance; electoral and constitutional reform and violence against women.
In addition to holding senior management roles in the private sectors and managing the Nigerian Women Trust Fund – a non-profit organization focused on increasing the quality and quantity of women in decision-making, for three years, Ayisha has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Department for International Development, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the National Democratic Institute. A keen commentator on public issues ranging from governance to values and human rights and public policy, Ayisha maintained a weekly column for the most part of seven years in ThisDay and Leadership Newspapers. She is a regular media commentator on radio and television and produced a radio program ‘Women Talk Politics’ for eight months, leading to and after the 2011 general elections.
Ayisha’s work experience covers Nigeria, West Africa and the United States and her strengths are in research and report writing, legal analysis, strategy and conceptualization and project and administrative management.
||English, conversational and reading Hausa and a little Yoruba
Research and writing; conceptualizing, designing & implementing projects, analytical, strategic communication, organizer, talent identifier & manager
2009 – 2010 Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School
1998 – 1999 Master of Laws, Harvard Law School
Admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000
1997 – 1997 Qualification as Barrister & Solicitor B.L, Nigerian Law School
1990 – 1996 Bachelor of Laws, University of Lagos