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Yetunde Odugbesan

Youth Panel

Yetunde is a dynamic public speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Most importantly she is an advocate for women's empowerment. She has built a women's empowerment movement that include several entities and initiatives for women: Young Woman's Guide, Inc., Putting Your Best Self Forward, Entrepreneur's Circle, Yetunde Global Consulting, Inc., 


She inspires, encourages, motivates, challenges and supports women and her brand umbrella reaches thousands of women around the world. Today Yetunde lives a quality, meaningful and purposeful life.  Her commitment to supporting women whether it’s coaching, consulting, training, speaking, workshops or through her community space helps other women do the same.


Yetunde has many roles, besides her philanthropic and women development innovations she is also a business woman. She is the CEO and Founder of  Yetunde Global Consulting LLC., a management consulting firm which specializes in leadership development and training, organizational management and global business strategies. Her consulting company works with CEOs, Senior Management, HR Departments/Divisions, Entrepreneurs and professional in companies, non-profits, start-up  and education institutions.  She is also the Founder and Executive Director of  Young Womans Guide, an organization that provides women empowerment events, resources and opportunities to give back and get involved with various philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives geared toward women and girls development.  She is also the creator of Putting Your Best Self Forward, an online forum that provides personal and professional advice. She is Founder of Entrepreneur Circle, an online resource and network incubator for entrepreneurs.


Yetunde is a Ph.D (ABD) candidate at Division of Global Affairs Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is will obtain her doctoral degree in Global Affairs. She is also an Adjunct Faculty Member of Political Science at Rutgers University where she teaches Comparative Politics. She is a graduate of the United Nations Worldview Institute, an executive training program for business executives and professionals in the field of Global Business and International Affairs. She was an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow   and recieved a Certificate in Politics and Government. She was a New Leaders Council Fellow. She received her master's degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Law from Rutgers University. And received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies with a double minor in Organizational Leadership and Africana Studies from Rutgers University. Yetunde's doctoral research focuses on corruption and its effects and performance  on institutions of education in West Africa. Her research interests in anti-corruption, ethical leadership and youth development and has influenced  her  academic background, profession and purpose. 


Yetunde's various passions and mission to pay it forward is often recognized in the various philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives she lends herself to. 

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