Jacqueline Wedube Onalo

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Nominated for the SJA Unsung Hero Award

Nominee Profile: Jacqueline Onalo – London UK

Jacqueline Wedube Onalo is a remarkable individual whose journey embodies resilience, leadership, and a deep commitment to human rights and community empowerment. Following a challenging period in her business, Jacqueline founded Jolt, a pioneering leadership development organisation, catalysing positive change in diverse communities around the globe.

As an award-winning human rights lawyer and leadership trainer, Jacqueline’s expertise extends across borders. She holds prestigious legal qualifications, being a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Kenya. Her dedication to advancing leadership transcends traditional boundaries, reflected in her fellowship with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Jacqueline’s impact resonates across continents, as she has played a pivotal role in nurturing leaders and organizations in over twenty countries. Her client portfolio spans both the public and private sectors, and she has contributed her insights to esteemed leadership think tanks worldwide.

Youth leadership development lies at the heart of Jacqueline’s mission. She firmly believes in the transformative power of nurturing future leaders and has designed comprehensive youth leadership programs implemented in renowned educational institutions globally.

Furthermore, Jacqueline is a leading voice in equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, guiding organizations towards values-driven practices. Her expertise encompasses gender, race, and age inclusivity, and she has collaborated with prominent institutions to foster more inclusive environments.

Jacqueline’s influence extends to the global stage, where she has delivered impactful speeches at prestigious forums such as the United Nations and the House of Lords. Her advocacy for gender equality and the empowerment of the African diaspora has left an indelible mark on international discourse.

In addition to her professional endeavours, Jacqueline is deeply engaged in grassroots development in Sub-Saharan Africa, transforming countless lives through volunteering, capacity building, and fundraising efforts.

As a lecturer at Queen Mary’s University of London Business School and an angel investor focusing on increasing investment in Black founders, Jacqueline is committed to fostering economic empowerment and diversity within entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Jacqueline’s advocacy against institutional sexual harassment and her contributions to legislative reforms underscore her commitment to social justice and systemic change.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to leadership development, human rights advocacy, and community empowerment, Jacqueline Wedube Onalo emerges as a beacon of inspiration and a deserving nominee in her field.

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