Onyinye Udokporo is an author, entrepreneur, educator, public speaker, and pioneer of social mobility. Onyinye is deeply passionate about education and began her tuition business Enrich Learning, aged 12. With the moral support of her parents, Onyinye began to provide the most affordable tuition in London from her parent’s living room. Having seen how education helped her climb the ladder, she was eager to give others access to the same or even better chances as her. In 2018, she won two scholarships to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing where she studied online education...READ MORE
It has been a great pleasure working with Onyinye through the Civic Leadership Academy. It's clear to see that Onyinye has a genuine interest in social mobility and ensuring that students from under-represented backgrounds are able to effectively navigate situations that will affect their future opportunities. Through the Civic Leadership Academy, Onyinye delivered a LinkedIn session to 50 Civic Scholars who will be starting an internship this summer. Her manner of presentation was engaging, and accessible to all learners and since her session, it has been fantastic to see how engaged students have been with LinkedIn, it definitely boosted their confidence! For those looking to deliver a similar session, I strongly recommend touching base with Onyinye!
Project Manager, Civic Leadership Academy at King's College London
Ambitious, talented and a great networker are some of the words that come to mind when I think about Onyinye. I first met Onyinye through a student focus group that I had orgainsed for the Civic Leadership Academy. From our first conversation it became clear that Onyinye had a real passion for education and social mobility. Since meeting Onyinye, she has contributed to CLA's leadership curriculum by delivering a personal branding LinkedIn session to a cohort of 50 Civic Scholars, and has gone above and beyond to connect me with incredible leaders across London! As a result of Onyinye's contributions, our cohort of Civic Scholars actively post their successes on LinkedIn, and have created a Civic Leadership Academy LinkedIn group to share resources and opportunities with one another. Onyinye earns my highest recommendation for facilitating sessions and would truly be an asset to any team or organisation!
Access Officer, at University College London
“My session with Onyinye was incredible, she is so switched on, and she talks clearly and plainly, without any corporate jargon. Her marketing brain is so sharp that she immediately understood what I needed her help for, and how to get me where I needed to be. For someone who is shy about self-promotion, I was so hesitant, but Onyinye made the concept of branding and marketing myself seem really accessible and doable, and maybe even fun! I thoroughly recommend her."
Phoebe Wynne (Author)
Onyinye’s book tells the tale of her journey as a black dyslexic woman. Onyinye was formally diagnosed with dyslexia aged 11 after many years of struggling with her spelling and reading. Whilst the diagnosis brought her parents and herself comfort because they finally knew what her challenges are and how to combat them, the diagnosis also created an unbearable sense of anxiety for Onyinye. After 4 years of Neurolinguistic Programming and extensive support from teaching and learning support professionals whilst at school, Onyinye grew to know that dyslexia is her superpower. She strongly believes that had she been shown someone who looks a bit more like her who also has dyslexia, her confidence would have grown which would have propelled her to greater success...
Onyinye believes strongly in the power of storytelling. Being dyslexic means that it is not always convenient for her to read the stories of incredible people she admires. In a bid to increase accessibility, Onyinye is developing a new video podcast where she will be interviewing people from all walks of life. These interviews will draw out a wide range of stories that Onyinye hopes will inspire and uplift people. She also hopes that this podcast will encourage viewers and listeners to share their own personal stories unapologetically.
More information on the podcast coming soon.
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