Mrs Ngozichukwuka Ojo

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Ngozichukwuka M. Eneh Ojo is a Doctoral researcher at the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. A member of Centre for Enterprise & Innovation (CEI), She is currently researching the resilience of female entrepreneurs in a developing country context. A brand communications professional and creative entrepreneur with over a decade professional experience in financial services, corporate communications, marketing and advertising sector. She is a key resource person and consultant for youth and women enterprise development initiatives for private sector, NGO’s and Governments in Africa. She is fascinated by how female entrepreneurs in developing countries use technology.

Publications and outputs

Ojo , N.M. and Mafimisebi, O.P. (2020):Reviewing the business of non-governmental organisations in African transformation.Environmentalism and NGO Accountability Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management, Vol 9, pp 123–137

Williams S.B.,Kareem, R.O. and Eneh N.M.(2010) Profitability Analysis of Fish Farming: An Antidote to Economic Meltdown, Journal of Sustainable Development, 7(1) pp. 44.

Eneh, N.M.(2011) ‘Review of Credit Risk Management Practices in the Nigerian Banking System’(De Montfort University MBA Thesis, 2011)

Research interests/expertise

Women and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Resilience, Resilience and Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Entrepreneurial Education, International Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise, Africa Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Enterprise, Social entrepreneurship, Women and Sustainable Development.

Areas of teaching

  • Crisis and Business Continuity Management
  • Organisational management
  • Global Business Issues
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Master of Business Administration, MBA(Finance) Distinction, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 2011.

BSc. Agric Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, (2006) 

PMP(Cert) 2017 

Honours and awards

"Resource Person Appreciation Award",  Lagos State Career Development Centre, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Sept 2019.

MBA(Finance) with Distinction, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, 2011

First Prize, Foreign Exchange and Money market Training, Access Bank Plc (2012)

Best Graduating Student, Business Communications Guaranty Trust Bank Management Training School (2008)

Conference attendance

Ojo, N.M. (January, 2020). Indigenous African Perspectives of African Entrepreneurship: Schumpeter and Igbo Entrepreneurial concepts. 5th Biennial Conference, Africa Academy of Management, Lagos Business School, Pan- Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ojo, N.M. (September, 2019) Career Fundamentals: Effective Communication in the 21st Century Workplace. Lagos State University Career Conference Lagos State University, Lagos Nigeria. 

PhD project


The Resilience of Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria


Entrepreneurial literature reveal the significant role of female entrepreneurs in contributing to national economic growth and social well-being. In developing countries, female entrepreneurs contribute to overall household welfare and consumption, provide women economic security, is a platform for self-expression and fulfilment, empowerment, and the realization of social goals beneficial to the regional community and economic development. Yet, despite their contribution, women experience several challenges as entrepreneurs and especially as mothers in business.

Resilience is crucial to enabling women and minorities pursue entrepreneurship successfully despite challenges and women only networks serve as a gender capital enhancing initiative. Adopting a social capital lens, this study qualitatively explores female entrepreneurs and how they build resilience.  Exploring the links between resilience, women and entrepreneurship in the context of a developing country responds to calls for a better contextualized investigation that explores different aspects of resilience and entrepreneurship. Since global and domestic economic prosperity will be successful and sustained when citizens no matter their gender are proactive and empowered through entrepreneurial activities, the findings of this research would provide a background for policy development, future research and further literature on female entrepreneurship in Africa which is currently under researched. It also contributes to  sustainable development goal|(SDGs)1, 5 and 10 which are no poverty, gender equality and sustainable cities and communities because if female entrepreneurs build resilience in communities, it can contribute to moving social-ecological systems to sustainable pathways of development.

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