Meet Civil Engineer & Illuminating Lady Ayokunle Kumba Tengbe!

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Illuminessence is pleased to feature Ayokunle Kumba Tengbe, a founding member of Illuminating Ladies, our global network of ambassadors facilitated through WhatsApp.

Ayokunle Kumba Jamie Tengbe is a vibrant, 24years old Sierra Leonean civil engineer and young fem-leader, whose passion for women’s empowerment is apparent. It is evident that Ayokunle does not conform to stereotypical gender roles and thrives on challenges as noted in her reason for becoming an engineer.

I studied engineering because I love mathematics.

Bold, confident and candid, it is no doubt that this vivacious Illuminating lady is destined to attain higher heights in her professional pursuits.

Ayokunle Tengbe is a woman of substance and class.- (Photo/Illuminating Ladies)

Ayokunle Tengbe is a woman of substance and class.- (Photo/Illuminating Ladies)

What motivated you to join Illuminating Ladies?

I love the idea of ladies coming together, not just to talk about fashion and men, but to talk about issues affecting our every day lives.

How would you describe an Illuminating Lady?

An illuminating lady is a woman of substance and class. A woman who can speak out her mind and influence the people around her positively.

How does Illuminessence e-Magazine inspire you?

Illuminessence magazine opens my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities-ladies around the world have the same dreams I have.

Who is your role model?

No role model for now.

What are your hobbies?

I like watching T.V, reading, hanging out with my family and friends. Most of all, I like spending time with my boyfriend.

What is your favorite way to unwind?

Going out to a new restaurant.

May-Marie is driven by passion and purpose to tirelessly promote social change, diversity, equity and women's empowerment in both her personal and professional endeavours.

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