Enuma Okoro

Author, speaker, columnist and cultural tastemaker.

Her Story

Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American author, speaker, columnist and cultural tastemaker born in New York city and raised In Cote d’Ivoire, England, North America and Nigeria.  A weekly columnist for the Financial Times – where her column “The Art of Life” reflects on the intersection of art, philosophy, ecology, culture and how we live. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian, among many others while her published work has won prizes and been internationally recognised.  In addition to writing and speaking, Okoro teaches seminars and leads developmental workshops on topics such as: Identity and (Dis)belonging, Understanding the Power of Story and Narrative for Transforming Communities, and The Role of the Arts in Shifting Cultural Perceptions and Challenging Ways of Knowing.  Her multiple speaking invitations have included the Harvard Business School, Oxford University, Princeton University, the Business for Africa and the World Forum in Egypt, the Atlantic Dialogues Conference in Marrakech, The Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, The Bloomberg Media Conference, Frieze and more.  Okoro is also called upon to talk to leaders in their fields around the world, appearing regularly in the company of writers and speakers such as: Jamaica Kincaid, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Martin Scorsese, Salman Rushdie, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Esther Perel, Jo Ellison, Jancis Robinson, Gillian Tett, Barbara Sturm, Alice Waters and Simon Schama, among many other.  Additionally, she has delivered a TEDx talk on the global perceptions of multicultural women, identity and the power of cultural collisions. In June 2012, she became the first woman of African descent to speak from the historic 200 year-old platform of The American Church in Paris, France while in March 2018, she was recognised on the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list and featured in The Guardian national newspaper. 

* Dawn Mason Inc supports Zoë Pagnamenta at Calligraph in New York,  https://www.calligraphlit.com/zoe in their representation of Enuma.


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