Commissioner Olu-Williams is an experienced Trainer/Facilitator and a committed and dedicated Gender Activist. She holds a B.Sc in Economics and Social Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Education, from the University of Sierra Leone. She has participated in several trainings in Leadership and Advocacy. Until her appointment as Commissioner in July 2012, she worked as an independent Consultant on Gender and Development issues.
She is founder of the African Kind Hearts Organisation (AKHO), a Community-based organisation (CBO) which aims at empowering women and girls in rural communities. In her capacity as Coordinator of AKHO, she served as board member in various local and international human rights institutions and women’s rights advocacy networks. She served as Electoral Commissioner at the National Electoral Commission – NEC (2006-2008) supervising the Western Region and acted as Chairperson on several occasions.
She also served as National General Secretary, Young Women’s Christian Association (2001-2003), Youth Supervisor - SOS Children’s Village (1998-1999) and Chairperson of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) Sierra Leone (2005). She is also a motivational speaker and writer. She currently oversees the Directorate of Education and Training