The Founder & Visionary
Mrs. Chinwe Okoye, a philanthropist, humanitarian, and an advocate involved in her husband’s political career – bid for the Georgia State Senate, giving her unique exposure to the intricacies of the Socio-Political environment at the Local, State, and Federal level. She became aware of how un-involved the African immigrant community is, especially women in the political arena, in key political roles and involvement in the election/campaign process. This was a very disappointing discovery to her; this needed to be changed. Being a firm believer that “Together, strong women do the impossible,” it was time to act, and act she did. Mrs. Okoye responded to this alarming lack of participation in the voting process and lack of representation at all levels of government of Africans in Diaspora by making the phone calls.
It took just a few phone calls to quickly discover that quite a good number of the African women in Diaspora across the country want to be engaged and are ready to engage members of our various communities in building a strong socio-politically active community, as well as address the welfare needs of our communities.
Hence, on September 9th, 2020, TAWPAC was formed.
With grassroots support, TAWPAC set out to engage voters, partner with the various community leaders and members, and engage with elected leaders to see, hear, listen, and understand the needs of the Africans in Diaspora while developing African leaders of tomorrow globally.
TAWPAC have recorded successes in these areas:
- Helped to elect some candidates in the last general elections
- Political awareness in the women African immigrant community
- Voter registration, in partnership with the various organizations
- Humanitarian intervention in an African country
- Sickle cell awareness project
TAWPAC continuously strives to achieve its mission:
To engage, inspire, & empower the African Community to be an integral voice in the sociopolitical & cultural system through advocacy, education, welfare, and collaboration to effect positive change in our communities.
Executive Steering Committee
Mrs. Chinwe Okoye Founder & President
Mrs. Oma Utah – Ifeadike Director of Operations
Natasha Miriti Secretary
Dr. Eugenia George Busola Special Advisers
Dr. Margaret Mwendapole Special Advisers
Atty. Elaine Nietmann General Counsel
Dr. Theresa Janjay Jordan Finance Secretary
Haddy Jallow Coulibaly Ast. Finance Secretary
Dr. Crystal Chi Ezumah Treasurer
Committees and Committee Leaders