Christine Eruokwu is a Nigerian-born entrepreneur and educationist with over a decade of successful experience in teaching and the management of education-based social enterprises. Christine holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (ETM) from the University of New Brunswick, and currently works as a Language instructor at the YMCA of Greater Saint John. She has held prior salient roles at Xerox, TD bank and JD Irving.
Christine specialises in the application of business solutions to social problems. A passionate believer in the societal gains embedded in the empowerment of the girl child, she founded and runs Kiama Designs, an African-inspired trendsetting clothing brand which is at the forefront of supporting the education of the girl child. She is the organizer of Fashion Power, an annual Fashion Show which provides a platform to fund-raise for Canadian charities and Girl Child Education Initiative in Africa (through a partner non-profit organization - GDHF). In the fall of 2019, with the support of the YMCA and over two hundred people in attendance, Fashion Power recorded a phenomenal success, and was widely acknowledged as a beautiful celebration of African culture through fashion and cuisine.
You will often catch Christine enjoying a good African movie binge, or doing long stretches of reading of titles by her favourite self-help and motivational authors when she is not busy with work or family. Christine currently resides in Saint John with her husband Emeka, and their three beautiful daughters- Sophie, Rachael and Kaima.