Aramide Kayode

10 Women Showing Up // Resilient Creators Edition


Aramide Kayode

Executive Director, Talent Mine Academy

Aramide Kayode is the Executive Director of Talent Mine Academy, a non-profit that provides 12 years of access to fully funded quality education to children in low-income communities.

She is a first-class graduate of economics from Covenant University and an alumna of the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Aramide is a mentor to young women and the author of 5 books, including Dare to Learn, which she co-authored with Malala and 24 women across the world.


Impact Report

In the last 3 years, Aramide has:

  • Worked to provide 52 children in low-income communities with access to 12 years of fully-funded quality education.
  • Been featured on numerous global platforms, including Harvard Magazine, TedX, Malala Fund, and Global Partnership for Education amongst others.
  • Mentored 35 young women who have gone on to impact 305 young people through community change-making projects.
  • Written 5 life-transforming books, including Dare to Learn, co-authored with Malala and 24 women across the world.
  • Raised over $32,000 to get children in low-income communities access to quality education and life skills development.


We asked Aramide for Clues

Something that catalyzed your growth - besides working hard?

One thing that has catalyzed my growth so much is my relationships with people. These include with my husband, family, friends, pastors, mentors, coaches, and colleagues. I am so grateful for the gift of people and the wisdom of God inherent in them.

Something you're most proud of?

I am so proud of how I have been able to carry myself as a mother. I have been present with my little girl without sacrificing what matters to me most. I’ve been able to juggle all my commitments and responsibilities in this hectic phase of my life and journey.
I am proud of myself, for how strong, resilient, and courageous I have been to show up. Even when I do not feel like it sometimes, I still show up hard and juggle my commitments excellently. I am proud of you, Arams!

Worth Remembering

Living a life that counts is not subject to age or status. Rather, it is hinged on intentional decisions and actions. 

- Aramide kayode


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