DTL, Bakke Graduate University
MBA, George Washington University
MSc in Economics, University of Benin
BSc in Economics, University of Benin
Professional Experience: Scholastica Olagunju is the Founder and President of the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) and GiveCare project that uses entrepreneurship for leadership development through microfinance dedicated to low-income communities, especially through women empowerment and youth development. For 20 years she has assisted various organizations in the United States and Africa to meet set-up and strategy needs. Her goal is to create healthier and more productive communities through specialized funds management, sound and effective leadership, personal/organizational skills, and dynamics for higher performance. She undertook the German Competency Based Economies through Formation of Entrepreneurs (CEFE) Program, which enables her to train trainers of entrepreneurs on startups. A certified mediator, Scholastica has served on several leadership think tanks, including United Nations Development Program. She also served as Mentor/Coach, Strategic Partners Initiative (2006), a capacity-building program for non-profits and community-based organizations of the Office of Partnerships & Grants Development, Mayor’s Office, Washington DC. Scholastica served on the board of a few organizations, including New Covenant Dominion Federal Credit Union, New York; Bowels of Mercy International and Computers for African Schools, Maryland. Her immediate past assignments include Executive Director, Community Programs, Christian Development Foundation (CDF); Director of Development, New Covenant Community Development Corporation (NCCDC), New York and Adjunct Professor, Ambassadors College of Ministries and Theological Seminary, New York. Scholastica and her husband Jide are ordained ministers of the gospel and have three beautiful children.