Policy Advisor for The Howard
Center for Family, Religion & Society
Carol Ugochukwu is the Executive Director of the Worldwide
Organization for Women (WOW) in Africa and the Vice President WOW-USA.
Widely traveled, Carol has participated in UN conferences
in different parts of the world and is especially skilled in speaking out for
the plight of women and children in Africa. She has been a panelist at UN
Commission on the Status of Women in New York and at the Human Rights Commission
Carol received her early education in Jos and Kano in
Northern Nigeria. She is a product of the renowned St. Louis College, Bompai,
Kano, the first Catholic girl’s school in Northern Nigeria, and is a graduate of
the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the Royal Institute of Public
Administration in London. She is also a graduate of Leadership Development in
Interethnic Relations in Los Angeles.
An accomplished civil servant, Carol has served in various
capacities, including as Secretary to the Anambra State Pilgrims Board and a
Sole Administrator of Njikoka Local Government. She worked in various senior
administrative capacities in government and retired as a Permanent Secretary,
following which she has devoted her time to community service. She was Anambra
State President and National Vice President of the National Council of Women’s
Societies of Nigeria.
She also established WOW-Africa in Nigeria with chapters
throughout the country to promote strong families and responsible citizenship.
WOW-Africa runs the Family Works Project which provides programs promoting
self-reliance for women. In her own village she also established an Adult
Literacy Center where men and women learn life skills for educational and
personal development. With support from donors, WOW-Africa grants micro-credit
loans and arranges medical outreach for the villagers. Through her efforts and
support from donors, and aided by labor provided by the community, a 264 ft.
bridge was built to link Enugwu village with the rest of Ozubulu.
Carol is a Justice of the Peace, a Jerusalem Pilgrim, and
the recipient of many awards including the Rotary Club Community Service Award,
the WOW Global Humanitarian Award, the Catholic Women Organization Precious
Mother Award, and Patroness of her local parish church, St Francis of Assisi. In
honor of her selfless service to her community, she was awarded a Chieftaincy
title in 1992, the first woman to be so honored in Ozubulu.
married to Ike Ugochukwu, her husband of many years, and they have children and