Abadesi Osunsade, Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew

Thanks for visiting my personal website.I'm currently based in London but my roots are in Washington DC, Lagos and Manila. Growing up as a diplomat's child in Africa, I witnessed first hand how education can transform lives and improve our world. This is fundamentally what has shaped me as a leader.I am an award-winning ex-Global Vice President, social entrepreneur, VC scout, startup mentor, author, podcast host and public speaker.Hustle Crew is my main venture: a diversity-in-tech community that turns insight into inclusion education for employers.I have professional experience in growth and product roles at leading tech companies like Product Hunt, Elpha (YC S19), HotelTonight (acquired by Airbnb), Amazon and Groupon where I joined as one of the first employees in London a year before the record-breaking IPO.Most recently I served as Brandwatch's first ever Global Vice President of Community & Belonging from 2020-2022, a time where AI ethics and radical approaches to increasing representation were under intense scrutiny. I am proud to say that under my leadership we increased the number of Black employees we hired by 800% year-on-year, and Middle Eastern and LatinX employees by 700% year-on-year.I'm also the co-host of Apple Podcasts' Top 20 tech podcast, Techish where we tackle news at the intersection of internet culture, capitalism and millenial life.In my free time I love to write, my careers guide 'Dream Big. Hustle Hard: The Millennial Woman's Guide to Success in Tech' is available on Amazon.com with 5-star reviews. You can also read my articles in publications like Bloomberg and The Financial Times.As a true citizen of the world and third-culture kid, I'm passionate about building a future that's more fair and inclusive than the present: in aid of this mission I'm also a scout for Ada Ventures, board member at Goodgym and Art Fund, an Acumen Academy fellow and an angel investor focused on female founders.My career in numbers:
🎙 15+ years experience as a content creator, public speaker and presenter
📈 10+ years of experience in tech working on growth and product
💻10+ years building and engaging communities
💰 7+ years entrepreneurial experience
Selected Press
Marie Claire
Financial Times
Sunday Times Style
🏆 UKtech50: The most influential people in UK technology (2023)
🏆 Creativepool Best Brand To Work For: Brandwatch (2022)
🏆 EQL:HER InspiringFifty Europe (2022)
🏆 Computer Weekly x Makers Women in Software Changemakers List (2022)
🏆 Management Today Inspiring Women In Business (2021)
🏆 Forbes 25 Black Business Leaders To Follow (2020)
🏆 The Dots 100 Trailblazers (2020)
🏆 Computer Weekly Top 50 Most Influential Women in Tech (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
🏆 Tech Nation Top 50 Influential Voices in Tech (2019)
🏆 The Financial Times Top 100 Influential Leaders in Tech (2018)
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