ADAORA is a Nigerian name, meaning daughter of all. She’s tried to make good on that name’s promise in all guises as a strategist, strategic communicator, operator and storyteller working in broadcast, corporate media, and emerging technology.
As the managing director of The Boshia Group, she drives nuanced understanding of complex global issues and emerging digital technology, what it is, how to use it and when, for Fortune 500 companies and others. Her work ranges from corporate to startups, concept to product development, and strategy to execution.
Whether leading content strategy, marketing initiatives, advising executives and startups, executing digital video productions or reporting from war zones, she delivers in highly matrixed environments. A problem solver and a gifted storyteller, Adaora routinely speaks at global tech and media events because of these talents. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Her career began at ABC News after she graduated from the UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan. For more than a decade she reported on global news from Boston to Baghdad, producing and presenting stories on air for which she won numerous awards.
Since then, she’s built a consulting and execution practice. The Boshia Group leads efforts, as well as collaborates on, digital transformations, emerging technology initiatives, supporting startup and venture capital portfolio success, media products and business operations, strategic communications and marketing for customers. The NYC Media Lab, Bloomberg LP, and Rothenberg Ventures have all benefited from her personalized services.
Strong relationship building and an ability to identify opportunities is how she’s thrived across sectors and business functions.
Advising on Emerging Technology and Digital Media
Investing in Women Founders, Entrepreneurs & Voices
Adaora is a frequently requested presenter, appearances include: Augmented World Expo• Future Reality• Microsoft• Jump Into the Light VR Festival• VERSIONS (VR/AR) hosted by The New Museum and Kill Screen • NYC Media Lab Fusion• Film Festival • Out of the Binders-Los Angeles • Arianna Huffington’s Thrive! Conference • SXSW • McGraw Hill Financial • The Essence Festival • Digital Undivided FOCUS 100 Conference • Panasonic USA • NYC’s Internet Week • The Mesh Conference-Toronto • New York Women in Film & Television • Made in New York by IFP • Doc NYC.
Adaora appears regularly in the press, outlets include: Inc.• Buzzfeed• Mic • Fast Company • Adweek • The New York Times • Crain’s New York Business • The Wall Street Journal • BBC • CBS News • Marie Claire• Virtue• Broadcasting Cable Magazine • Essence magazine. Her writing has been published in: Medium.com • Essence.com • CNN.com • MSNBC.com. Member: SAG-AFTRA (Sometimes I play a reporter on television.)
Adaora was recently named among 20 Tech Speakers Who Will Wow Your Crowd by Inc. and Mic listed her among accomplished women in tech. She was among those honored by CNN’s Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and also among those who contributed to a Dupont-Columbia University Award for reporting on the 2004 tsunami disaster in South Asia. The National Academy of Arts & Sciences recognized her reporting during the Afghanistan war from Central Asia and she was part of the team honored with a Cine Eagle award for an ABC documentary on death row.
She is the recipient of: The Network Journal’s “40 under 40” achievement award; United Nation’s World Diversity Summit, Leadership Award; and Essence magazine named her one of the most 25 Influential African-Americans.
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans
Montclair Film Festival
New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina