Aduke Onafowokan

Lead Associate
Inclusivitii

Aduke Onafowokan is a distinguished strategist, educator, and executive coach specialising in leadership, diversity, inclusion, equity, and culture. With a background in corporate law and a Master’s degree in International Law and Organisational Leadership from the University of Oxford, Aduke has deepened her expertise at renowned institutions, including Cambridge University, Northwestern School of Democracy, and INSEAD, focusing on gender diversity.

Throughout her career, Aduke has led significant national, regional, and global leadership, diversity and inclusion initiatives, collaborating with various organisations to develop comprehensive strategies, conduct targeted training, and perform groundbreaking research. Her work spans multiple sectors, including health, public services, and financial services, where she has crafted anti-racism frameworks for prominent health organisations such as NHSBT and the NHS Confederation and developed EDI strategies for the National Lottery Community Fund.

Aduke’s commitment to advancing equity is evident through her founding of the Horizon Collective (formerly The Sister Sister Network), which has provided leadership and personal development opportunities for women worldwide. She has created high-impact educational programs for corporate entities such as Amazon, the University of London, MAPP, and Clydesdale Bank, ensuring her approaches are evidence-based and deeply informed by lived experiences.

An acclaimed public speaker, Aduke brings her insights to global audiences, expertly engaging with cultural competence, inclusive leadership, and organizational change topics. Her dynamic presentations at conferences, workshops, and seminars have made her a sought-after speaker for events worldwide. She has delivered influential TEDx talks and is frequently invited to speak at industry-leading forums, where she inspires and educates on the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Driven by a philosophy that centres on ‘showing up and doing good,’ Aduke’s journey is a testament to her dedication. Her vibrant storytelling and authentic presence on stage captivate and deeply connect with her audience, making her messages both powerful and transformative.

A trusted trustee for several charities and currently the IoD Oxfordshire Vice Chair, Aduke is recognised by LinkedIn as a top cultural competency voice. She lives by her motto, continually empowering individuals, organisations, and systems through her consultancy, Inclusivitii, her board roles, and her impactful work with the Horizon Collective.

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Virtual Schedule – Day 2
July 25, 2024
10:30 am

Panel ‘Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance’. Moderator: Denise Keating.

25 July
Time:  10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 
Day 2
July 25, 2024
10:30 am

Panel Series G: Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance

25 July
Time:  10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 

In this session, our panelists will explore the vital intersection of leadership and governance with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles. From examining inclusive leadership practices to addressing systemic biases in governance structures, we'll delve into the challenges and opportunities for promoting DEI in leadership roles and decision-making processes. Whether you're a leader, policymaker, or advocate for social change, this discussion offers valuable insights and strategies for fostering equitable and inclusive leadership and governance practices.

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