Emalohi L. Iruobe Esq – FESP Mentor


Emalohi L. Iruobe Esq.






Emalohi L. Iruobe Esq. is an experienced single-millennial woman with a Juris Doctor focused on public service, a certificate in Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking. Her work with women, immigrants, youth and indigent communities spans over 15 years across the United States and Nigeria in the social enterprise sector, gender advocacy, law, project management, education and youth mobilization. She started her career in public service at the Villanova CARES clinic representing female refugees and wartime rape survivors in asylum applications from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq. I received the Dorothy Day Award for Public Service, a fellowship from Equal Justice Works and the Martin Luther King Foundation which enabled her research and advocacy for indigent clients and clients with disabilities at the Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA and Community Impact Legal Services in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA.

She founded Aimanosi Lingerie, in 2015- a social enterprise focused on positive body image in African women. In 2016, she founded Ikoko Ceramics, a social enterprise working with female potters in Northern Nigeria to reach the American market by paying fair prices. In 2018, she founded TRIBE XX LAB- the first and only coworking and shared space focused on women and women-led projects. Tribe XX Lab has become the civic space for critical conversation, learning and action to prevent all forms of violence against women in Nigeria. Tribe XX Lab has garnered support from the British Council and is the subject of AHRC-funded research“Understanding and Supporting Creative Economies in Africa: Education, Networks And Policy”, with support from researchers at King's College, London; the University of Southampton and the University of Dundee.

In 2020, she created a project called "IGOTALK" a social and empowerment movement to end sex for grades in tertiary institutions in Nigeria and received a grant of FIFTY THOUSAND EUROS from Voice Global. The “IGOTALK” initiative has led to a long term partnership with Gender Mobile Initiative- a non-profit organization and current Ford grantee, working to build the capacity of students and faculty in developing and maintaining anti-sexual harassment policies at their institutions.
She has 5 years experience as a professor teaching Business Law, Legal Analysis and Writing, Business Research Methods and Database Management at Lincoln University, PA, LIM College, Manhattan, NY and Rutgers University, NJ in the United States. As the Research and Project Implementation Manager at the Kwara State Public Private
Partnership, she negotiated and drafted contracts with private sector parties- City and Guilds, UK to fund and build the International Vocational, Technical &
Entrepreneurship College, Kwara State.

Her writing and poetry have been published in several anthologies and she is currently working on an exhibition titled "We The Women" -large scale acrylic paintings on canvas. She has curated art exhibitions, content for women's programs at Union Bank and runs a bereavement support group called THE UNMOTHERED.


Sector Experience

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Media & Communication
  • Law



  • Business development
  • Mentorship and networking


Social Media Links

Linkedin - Emalohi L. Iruobe
Instagram - @tribexxlab @igotalknow