Her Excellency, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode is the Wife of the Former Governor of Lagos State. She was born into the Odukomaiya family in Epe, on the 15th of February, 1964. She studied Physics at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo and graduated in 1989. She later obtained a Masters degree (MSc) in Public Administration in 1994.
Her Excellency subsequently studied baking technology in Israel and established Rehoboth Chops and Confectioneries Limited, a baking outfit based in Ogba, Lagos.
In 2015, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode founded HOPE FOR WOMEN IN NIGERIA INITIATIVE (HOFOWEM). HOFOWEM was built around her vision to inspire change and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and underprivileged individuals in Lagos State.