Chief Olufolake Solanke SAN CON became the first female lawyer to be conferred with Senior Advocate of Nigeria in March 1981. She was former commissioner, Western State of Nigeria. Chairman, Western Government broadcasting corporation television and radio network service.
On the international scene, Chief Solanke SAN became a source of pride not only for Nigeria and the Nigerian woman but also for Africa and the black world as a whole. On July 21st 1994 she became the 42nd president of Zonta International. This made her the first non – Caucasian to be elected and to hold the position of Zonta International President since Zonta was founded in 1919. As it happened in the case of the conferment with the honour of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Solanke opened the gate for African contestants as the next President for Zonta International after her turned out to be an African.
Chief Solanke, the Yeyemofin of Ife, is brilliant, hardworking and focused. She is truly a legal luminary and our Woman Crush this Wednesday.