Siju Iluyomade was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and has been in active legal practice since then. She is a Partner in the Law firm of Iluyomade & Iluyomade & Co., Legal Practitioners focusing on Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance and Construction Law, Energy Law, Insolvency Government Relations and International -JointVentures. She has practised Law in several Courts in Nigeria including the Supreme Court of Nigeria and she is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as the International Bar Association (IBA).
legal education and development
In recognition of Dr. Siju Iluyomade contributions to legal education and development, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Lagos Branch, Nigeria presented her a merit award on June 14, 2017. She has also been a discussant and panellist at several legal forums on issues relating to Sexual Offences, Child Abuse, Child and Maternal Health and she is also a major advocate for the girl child education in Nigeria.
Dr. Siju is on the cutting edge of women’s overall well being and empowerment. She is passionate, purpose-driven, a catalyst for change, a vessel of transformation. She speaks up for the rights of women and believes that gone are the days of voiceless women.
Dr. Siju pioneered the Handmaidens Fellowship in 1995 which has now become a popular, purpose-driven and multi-generational fellowship that meets every Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM to teach and mentor women from all walks of life. Testimonies abound of how the Handmaidens gathering have helped many to find their purpose in life.
The Handmaidens outreach has donated Eight (8) incubators to the Lagos Island Maternity as well as oxygen gauges, blood pressure machines, diapers, baby clothes, toys etc. In addition, the Handmaidens, in conjunction with the City of David, Charity Ball donated a dialysis machine to the Gbagada General Hospital.
Long known to have nurtured charitable hopes, and determination to help women efficiently thrive in life, Siju institutionalized the Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (HWILS) to build intentional leaders. The HWILS is a platform to equip professional and career women with critical skills, and invaluable networking resources for growth through shared stories which propel them to become accomplished successful leaders at all levels of decision making – political, economic, and public life.
This platform has in a short span of time attracted considerable support from leading women to come together to make progress towards achieving four pillars of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Developments Goals:
1. Quality Education.
2. Good Health and Well-Being.
3. Decent Work and Economic Growth.
4. Gender Equality.
In addition, Siju instituted the BORN TO INSPIRE AWARDS to honour and inspire succeeding generations of women.
Award of Recognition
Award of Recognition presented by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists.
Conferment of Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree by Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA).
A Recognition Award by Her Excellency, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Kebbi State and her Foundation, Medic Aid
Woman of the Year Award
Presented at the 2019 Committee of Wives of Lagos State officials conference by Lagos’ First Lady, Dr Ibijoke Sanwoolu, in recognition of her humanitarian gesture
2. Arts and Culture
3. Opera and Theatre
4. History and Literature
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