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From Global Development to Creative Industry Entrepreneur

Craig Zelizer

January 11, 2024

PCDN is excited to present our next Social Change Career Podcast Livestream featuring Nina Oduro, CEO and Co-founder of Dine Diaspora

Join us on January 16 from 1 pm to 2 pm EST for a riveting session that navigates the realms of food, culture, innovation, and social impact.

Why You Should Tune In & What We'll Explore:

  • From Global Development to Culinary Entrepreneurship: Discover Nina's diverse and high-impact career journey, from her work in global youth development to founding Dine Diaspora, and how she's reshaping the narrative around African diaspora cuisine.
  • Empowering Black Women in Food & BWIF's Mission: Learn about Nina's instrumental role in establishing Black Women in Food (BWIF) to support and elevate Black women in the food and hospitality industry, and its global impact.
  • Exploring Careers at the Intersection of Culture, Food, Innovation, and Social Impact: Gain insights into the unique career pathways at the intersection of these dynamic fields and how Nina's blend of passions and expertise have carved out a unique niche.
  • Cultural Culinary Journey & Dine Diaspora's Influence: Explore the significant impact of African diaspora cuisine on the global food landscape and how Dine Diaspora is connecting people and brands with this rich culture.

Why is PCDN doing this? We're committed to empowering professionals and students in pursuing impactful careers in social change. For more tailored guidance, visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: Engaging interviews led by the PCDN team, with opportunities for audience interaction and Q&A.

How to Attend: Watch the live stream on LinkedIn & YouTube. Can't make it live? Catch the recording on our YouTube Channel and as a podcast episode.

When: January 16 from 1 pm to 2 pm EST

Bio Nina Oduro is CEO and Co-founder of Dine Diaspora, a Black-owned and women-owned company that connects people and brands to African diaspora food culture based in Washington, DC. Nina leads strategy and creative direction, centering Black foodways through marketing initiatives for top global companies. She has worked with hundreds of food professionals and entrepreneurs, connecting them to opportunities and resources for their individual and collective growth of African diaspora contributions to food around the world.

She co-founded Black Women in Food (BWIF) to address the gap in support and opportunities for Black women’s advancement in the food and hospitality industry. Since its inception, BWIF has supported over 1,000 women across the food system around the world through funding, resources, networks, and recognition.

 Nina has also contributed to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through training and advising for the James Beard Foundation. Her social impact work has included working for organizations like IREX and Microsoft. As a champion for equity in the food and beverage industry, she has been featured as a Changemaker in DC’s food system by Washington City Paper and her work has been featured in publications such as Food and Wine, Sweet July, and Washingtonian.

She has been recognized as a Top 30 Under 30 honoree by Future of Ghana and DAWNer of the Year by the Diaspora African Women’s Network. Her writing has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, Cuisine Noir Magazine, and The Africa Report. Nina received a Master's from Columbia University and a Bachelors’ from University of Virginia and holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from eCornell

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