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Temie Giwa-Tubosun

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun is a Nigerian-American health manager and founder of LifeBank, a business enterprise that aims at improving access to blood transfusions in the Nigeria. She grew up in Nigeria but moved to the U.S. in 2001, after her parents won the US diversity Immigrant Visa. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Minnesota State Unviersity Moorhead and her graduate studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. After her first year in graduate school, she returned to Nigeria for an internship at the Department of International Development of Paths2. During her internship, she became aware of the problem of Post-Patrum Hemorrhage, the biggest cause of maternal mortality in the African continent. In 2016, she founded LifeBank to tackle the problem of blood shortage in Nigeria. She believes that business with a social mission will save the world , and she wants to prove this with LifeBank. Her piece of advice for women looking to star-up is simply: “You are the right person to change the world, so just start.”

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