Enuma Okoro is an award winning writer, editor, speaker, and creative consultant whose work focuses on the intersections of narrative, culture, diaspora and identity. She has published four books, and her articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The UK and US Guardian, CNN Africa, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and other media outlets.
In 2014 Okoro delivered a TEDx talk in London focused on global perceptions of multicultural women, identity and the power of cultural narratives. In March 2018 she was recognized on the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list and featured in The Guardian Nigerian national newspaper. Her most recent speaking invitations include the Harvard Business School, the Atlantic Dialogues Conference, The Abu Dhabi Culture Summit 2018, and Princeton University.
In 2012, Okoro was the first woman of African descent to speak from the historic 200 year-old platform of The American Church in Paris, France. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first man of African descent to speak from the same platform in 1965, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
In 2014, Okoro relocated from New York to Abuja after a lifetime overseas in four countries on three continents. Since relocating to the continent Okoro has worked with private and public companies and organizations across Africa, including Julius Berger Plc., The Ford Foundation, The African Union, The African Development Bank, UNICEF, The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Nigerian Ministry of Communications. In addition to her work as a communications consultant and content creator, Okoro writes a culture column for The Guardian Nigeria newspaper and is a contributing writer for Essence, the number one leading global magazine for women of color. She is working on her first novel. More on her website.