Simidele Adeagbo

2019 Speaker
Simidele Adeagbo

SIMIDELE ADEAGBO is an Olympian, advocate and marketing expert, best known for becoming the first African and Black woman to compete in Olympic Skeleton. With her contagious energy and more than fifteen years leading innovative marketing campaigns at Nike, she speaks on stages around the world, teaching audiences the power they have as change makers. She’s presented at top global companies and events including Nike Inc., TEDx, Google, Facebook, Forbes Women Summit, and Procter & Gamble. Adeagbo also helps unlock girls’ potential through the uplifting power of sport. A Yale World Fellow, Malala Fund supporter and Obama Foundation Leader, she’s worked with girls across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Morocco to build their leadership skills. Adeagbo has been featured on CNN, NBC, ESPN, USA Today, Essence, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated, with the New York Times hailing her as “a role model for Africa and beyond.” @simisleighs

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