Olatorera Oniru, CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, (one of Africa's fastest growing, fashion-focused online retailers) has a passion not only for her business, but also for innovation, poverty alleviation, national development, good governance, and public speaking. And she pursues them all. Needless to say, she's busy! But Olatorera has a knack for succeeding at everything she does, and her infectious optimism will encourage you to pursue your dreams as well!
Hello! Tell us what you do!
Hi! I'm Olatorera Oniru. I'm an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa. As CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, I am currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities. As a member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, I flourished my career working for two Fortune Top 5 companies namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric. I also worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a global consultant and later as Head of Sales Governance. During the course of my employed years, I traveled to over 50 cities in over 10 countries in 4 continents. I am now a public speaker on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship!
I have a scholarship-based Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Emory University USA and Executive Management Certificates from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.
“Push your dreams! Don’t let anything stop you from doing anything great for the world!”
You can achieve anything great that contributes to making the world a better place and you are happy doing it.
Most inspiring person you have ever met so far and why?
President Barack Obama. He is a great leader and very inspiring. He is one man that does an amazing job at inspiring millions of people to push for their dreams.
One piece of advice you would give your younger self
Have fun! Enjoy every single day and have as much fun as possible. Healthy fun of course. While learning, growing and making a difference.
What's the bravest thing you ever had to do?
I once went an entire week without sleep while constantly on the move and working round the clock. Couldn’t last longer than a week.
Connect with Olatorera :
Olatorera is one of the world's youngest and most sought-after public speakers on topics related to leadership, entrepreneurship and technology driving Africa's growth. Olatorera founded Nigeria’s foremost leadership program Top 100 Our Generation in 2007; a company that brought together and inspired many of today’s young leaders. In 2016, she was recognized by Commonwealth Africa Awards, Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship, Forbes Most Promising Africans, Africa.com's Top 5 Youngest Entrepreneurs and African Achievers Awards. Her track record of success has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and several other leading publications. She is currently a member of Lionesses of Africa and Africa’s Best.
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