Author and journalist Dayo Olopade will shine a spotlight on the tremendous innovations already taking place across the African continent from her newly-released book, The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa, during a fireside chat and networking luncheon at AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit.
The Talent Summit, a premier event for mid-career professionals seeking employment in Africa, will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00am-4:30pm, at Baruch College in New York City.
Traveling over a period of three years to 18 African countries, Olopade spoke with dozens of people for the book where she uncovered hopeful stories of how Africans are “doing more with less” and creatively finding solutions to some of the most intractable challenges despite the obstacles.
At the fireside chat, Olopade will offer reflections on how Diasporans can become more engaged in the socio-economic transformation of the continent and changing the current negative narrative about Africa in the media.
A graduate of Yale with degrees in Literature and African Studies, she covered politics for The New Republic, The Slate Group, and the Daily Beast, as well as reviews, feature articles and profiles for The Atlantic, The American Prospect, Democracy, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
She is currently completing a JD/MBA at Yale University, as a Knight Law and Media Scholar.