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 storyteller communicating sometimes to audiences in the millions. Today that means working to develop, create and scale the next generation computing platforms of virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Previously, she was Chief Storyteller at Rothenberg Ventures. Before that, interim president of the award-winning News Deeply, a digital media startup Time magazine hailed as “The future of news.”

She is an award-winning broadcast journalist having worked across platforms: ABC News, CNN, Court TV, News Deeply and Public Radio International.

Proudly Associated with

SAG-AFTRA (Sometimes I play a reporter on television.) • Arilyn ARVRAR Association-NYC ChapterPipeline AngelsOp’Ed Project92nd Street Y: Women in PowerNews DeeplyAmericaMeetWorldSingle Palm Tree Productions

Speaker

Adaora is a frequently requested presenter, most recently at: 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.

Featured

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 • Broadcasting Cable Magazine • Essence magazine. Her writing has been published in: Medium.com • Essence.com • CNN.com • MSNBC.com.

Awards

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; Essence magazine named her one of the most 25 Influential African-Americans; and Black Enterprise magazine recognized her as one of the “20 Black Angels Worth Knowing.”

Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

Pipeline Angels

Montclair Film Festival

Baghdad, Iraq

New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina