Leadership Breakfast with Adaobi Okolue

Leadership Breakfast with Adaobi Okolue

About The Leadership Breakfast Series

Looking to get to the next level in your nonprofit career? At YNPN Twin Cities' Leadership Breakfast series, nonprofit Executive Directors and other leaders will share with you exactly how they did it, what they learned and what they're looking for in a rising nonprofit leader.

A little bit about Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director of Twin Cities Media Alliance:

Adaobi.jpgAdaobi is the Executive Director and publisher at Twin Cities Media Alliance/Twin Cities Daily Planet, an award-winning online publication focused on amplifying and connecting marginalized voices. She is also the principal strategist at Coloring Circles LLC – a marketing studio in Minneapolis that works primarily with nonprofits, foundations, issue-driven initiatives, small-to-medium businesses and creative entrepreneurs.

Adaobi is often seen as an instigator for thinking of fresh, smart ways for solving problems, and is known for exploring the intersections of multimedia, creativity and innovation, story and activism in her work. Prior, Adaobi held marketing roles at the Page Education Foundation, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Best Buy, Inc.

She has been a featured guest speaker on MPR News’ discussion about Black Lives Matter and media, The Loft Literary Center’s Curated By series on African women writers, The Common Table’s Writing and Art for Justice, and Pollen’s Work Redux: Influence. Adaobi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications-Public Relations and African/African American Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, is a Givens Foundation Black Writers Fellow Alum, and a former Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-Twin Cities board member. Google her to find out more- she's amazing!


 Leadership Breakfast Registration Lottery

Registration for this event will be open from Monday November 21 - Wednesday November 23. We allow as many people to sign up for the event as possible, and from there we choose 20 participants at random, while also holding space for 5-7 young nonprofit professionals who identify as a person of color. We do this to keep these events intimate while ensuring everyone has a fair chance to attend a Leadership Breakfast event.

Our facilitator will reach out to all participants by Monday November 28 letting everyone know whether or not they received a spot through the lottery. 

What you need to know:

  • Our sponsor, Pollen, will be at the event with a photographer and writer on hand. 
  • There will be a YNPN member on site to facilitate and help you get the most out of these discussions.
  • Bagels and coffee are provided!


December 09, 2016 at 7am - 8:30am
Twin Cities Media Alliance
2600 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
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