Simidele Adeagbo is an Olympian, advocate and speaker, best known for becoming the first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics. With 15 years leading marketing campaigns at Nike Inc., and her contagious energy and impactful storytelling, she speaks on stages around the world, teaching audiences the power they have as change makers. Adeagbo also uses her platform to help unlock girls’ potential through the uplifting power of sport. A Yale World Fellow, Malala Fund ambassador and Obama Foundation Leader, she’s worked with girls across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Morocco to build their leadership skills. She’s presented at top global companies and events including Nike Inc., TEDx, Google, Facebook, Forbes Women Summit and Procter & Gamble. 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.”
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