Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a secret Facebook group called Female in Nigeria.
FIN was founded in 2015 by Omolola, a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up to 1000 members in the group.
However, the group exceeded its target as it recently hit one million members.
According to Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Tuesday, he will be meeting with Lola and other top Facebook group admins in Chicago later in the month for the first ever Facebook Communities Summit.
Zuckerberg said FIN is “a no-judgment space where more than a million women come to talk about everything from marriage and sex to health issues and work problems’’
“It is helping to end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world.’’
The Facebook founder expressed the willingness of the platform to continue to connect persons, adding that there was the need to do much more by bringing people closer together and build common understanding.