Fade Ogunro Becomes First Black Female Board Member at Cheire Blair Foundation
Nigerian, Fade Ogunro, Founder of Bookings Africa, becomes First Black Female Board Member at Cheire Blair Foundation for Women.
This year is shaping up to be one of great wins for our unstoppable African women and it’s about time we started celebrating these fearless women who are taking ownership of their power.
From Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s appointment as WTO Director-General, Rolake Rosiji’s promotion as CEO, Jobberman to Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe’s designation as the Managing Director and CEO of Fidelity Bank, we hope things will keep getting better and better!
What’s more? The Cherie Blair Foundation for women has just announced the appointment of Techpreneur and CEO of Bookings
Africa, Fade Ogunro, as the first Black female member on its board.
A techpreneur with a mission
In terms of experience, Fade Ogunro has a lot of that under her belt. This amazing young Nigerian woman is a fiercely talented techpreneur and CEO of Bookings Africa, a leading pan-African digital marketplace that leverages technology to empower millions of people around Africa economically, enabling them to generate income through their creativity and passion.
Before launching Bookings Africa in 2019, Ogunro has been active in the media space for over 15 years as a journalist, an on-air personality, and Executive Producer at Film Factory Production, Nigeria. She has also worked for Google in the UK, been featured in Vogue UK, Guardian Newspaper Nigeria.
In 2011, she co-founded Film Factory Productions where she produced TV adverts, documentaries, and creative content for multinational companies such as GE, GT Bank, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Ferrari, Puma, MTV. Needless to say, this woman has truly earned her space in the media space.
Passionate about closing the unemployment gap within Africa’s creative sector, she advocates the vital role technology can play in increasing the market share and visibility of Africa’s creative aesthetics.
Proving that ‘saying’ isn’t the same thing as ‘doing’, she founded Bookings Africa, leveraging disruptive technology to create an online marketplace that affords talented and skilled creatives an opportunity to upload their profile, their availability, work portfolio, services, and prices.
For the first time, African creatives can now connect with clients, promote their services, and promote value for their work in the African creative economy.Africa Fade Ogunro, as the first Black female member on its board.