Ijeoma Nwamuo is the Executive Director of the International Women of Saskatoon (IWS), which is also the Organization that manages all the IRCC funded Language Assessment and Referral Centres (LARC) in the Province of Saskatchewan.
Prior to migrating to Canada, she had worked as a Legal Practitioner and the Regional Office Administrator of Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL) in Abuja -Nigeria. Having risen through the ranks in various roles as a client services and community capacity development worker to become the ED of IWS, she, in addition to her primary tasks of leading her team of staff has had the opportunity to serve, in a volunteer capacity, since 2006, on multiple Boards, Steering and Ad Hoc Committees including working in a mentorship role to support many vulnerable newcomer women who need guidance with personal and professional developments in Canada.
Her keen interest in Systems and Design Thinking, with particular focus on Policies related to political/development economics, women empowerment and leadership development initiatives, created opportunities for her to become a Recipient of bursaries from the Muttart Foundation and the Saskatoon Community Foundation for participation in Business and Community Leadership Programs and thus an Alumna of the Edward School Business (U of S) and Leadership Saskatoon. She was also a Nominee for both the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award (2011) under the category of Leadership/Management and the CBC Sask. 40 under 40 Award (2016). She also has a biased interest in youth leadership development because she believes that tomorrow belongs to the Next Generation.
Ijeoma, a PTDF Scholar, earned a Master of Laws from the University of Dundee (Distinction with Specialization in Petroleum Law & Policy in 2005); holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Barrister at Laws (BL) designation, the University of Nigeria (UNEC) and the Nigerian Law School (Abuja) respectively. She is a mother of 2 girls and in her free time, she loves to travel to exotic destinations around