Florence Nwaonuma is a member of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She has served as national president of the Nigeria Conference of Women Religious and for two terms as superior general of the Religious Institute of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Nigeria. She has been deeply involved in the fight against human trafficking for 10 years. After a sabbatical in the U.S., she returned to Nigeria in May. She holds masters' degrees in public administration and social work and practiced law. Her new ministry is to work to empower women and continue to help combat human trafficking.