Since the start of the year, we have engaged our team members, who work tirelessly to support our work in seven African countries and beyond. Through the #FacesofPIN campaign, we highlight what they do for the organisation, their inspiration, and lessons, among others.
In this edition, we spoke to our Chief Operating Officer, Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu, and this is what she had to say:
What do you do for the organisation?
I am the “Inside Woman” of PIN 🙂 with the charge to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. My role involves empowering leadership with data and ideas, fostering shared responsibility and full participation, and shaping strategies that keep PIN at the forefront of our industry. From program delivery to policymaking, financial administration and creative branding, I work to ensure PIN remains sustainable and thriving
What is your inspiration, or what inspires you in life?
Life, for me, is about harmony with destiny – the journey of becoming, and meeting the future. I’m inspired by the unknown and my family.
What do you love about your job?
As a systems geek, ideation and the creative process of systemising our operations are what I thrive on – making sure every piece fits perfectly for the big picture and ensuring my team members are equipped to shine like the stars they are!
What do you love about PIN?
I love that PIN is a progressive organisation that genuinely walks the talk. If we preach it, we do it. I love the team spirit at PIN. The support is phenomenal, and being grounded in a strong ethos means we are truly about making real impact – “small but mighty” (sorry, team joke ;)). It’s a privilege to contribute to mission work that will leave the world better than we found it.
What are some of the lessons you have learned over the years? (This could be regarding work or life)
Live with intention. Keep moving because every end is a beginning and everything works out eventually. Professionally, making a call is better than no decision.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Lagos will not let my hiking career flourish so these days, if I’m not working, you’ll find me with my guitar, a jigsaw puzzle, or a crochet needle 🙂