Conference Speakers

Omolola Adele-Oso

Founder, Diaspora RiseUp

Omolola Adele-Oso

Omolola “Lola” Adele-Oso is the founder and chief executive of LOS Lifestyle Co., a travel and culture concierge that celebrates stories about Africa by increasing access to her history, culture, and exploration. For five years, Lola served as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Act4Accountability, a non-profit African diaspora organization committed to building a culture of accountability among Africans & the diaspora through civic engagement. She is an architect, serial Africanpreneur, speaker, change catalyst, and philanthropist always advocating on the need to raise the equity of communities of color.

In 2017, she founded Diaspora RiseUp!, an initiative to coordinate and grow diaspora philanthropy as a means of investing in development in Africa. Lola is a two-time SXSW speaker with a talk in 2018 SXSW titled, “Giving While Black” and convening a panel in 2019 titled, “Tech Solutions for Engaging the Diaspora”.

Lola is the recipient of 2013 Hal Kellner Award for Social Justice and is featured in the U.S International Organization for Migration (IOM) #IamaMigrant campaign. Lola is a White House United States of Women “Nominated Changemaker”. She has appeared on BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and National Public Radio’s (NPR). Lola has written for The Guardian and was featured in Black EnterpriseCosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, CNN, and Washington Post.