KIKE ONIWINDE AGORO
Kike Oniwinde Agoro is the award-winning Founder and CEO of BYP Network, a multi-million pound company focused on advancing the careers of Black professionals around the world. She is a BSc Economics graduate of The University of Nottingham, University of Florida MSc Management scholar, and an ex-Great Britain javelin thrower. She is also the Vice-Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce Black Business Association, she’s on the board of ‘Getting on Board’ a charity dedicated to diversifying charity boards and she is an alumni of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers.
By just the age of 30 she has received over 100 awards from sports to academics to business and continues to be a trailblazer breaking glass ceilings. She is just one of a few Black female founders to have raised over $1m and was recently chosen by the United States Government as a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leader. Kike is also a Forbes 30 under 30, Maserati Top 100 Most Innovative Founder and a Computer Weekly UK Top 10 woman in Technology.
As a former Great Britain athlete, Kike returned to Javelin after six years of being away and just three months post-partum to get fit and have some ‘me time.’ She ended up winning her County Championships, gaining silver in the South of England Championships, bronze in the East of England Championships and finished Top 10 in England. When Kike isn’t busy trying to change the world she enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old daughter, Yetunde, who was named after her grandma (Kike’s mum) that passed away seven months before her birth.
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Kike Oniwinde Agoro is the Founder and CEO of BYP Network, an organisation she founded in her bedroom when she was 24 years old. The idea came from Kike’s life experiences growing up in East London with her mother and two brothers. At just the age of 16 she dealt with the trauma of losing her brother to the prison system and having her and her family's world turned upside down. Instead of giving up on life she decided to dig deep and stay focused on walking in her purpose and reaching her potential.
Kike was already the England Champion in her age group for Javelin and had won many titles and awards including young sports person of the year for Barking and Dagenham. One month after her brother went to prison, Kike received her G.C.S.E results of 8A*s & 3As from her secondary school that had a 30% A*-C pass rate. “My mum was so pleasantly surprised and I think my motivation was just to always make her happy, her joy meant the world to me.”
BYP Network is on a mission to advance the careers of millions of Black professionals. Through our AI-powered platform 'Javelin', we connect Black professionals to personalised career opportunities such as jobs, mentorship, events & content based on their career goals. Whilst employers attract, retain, and engage Black talent by gaining shortlisted candidates and amplifying their employer brand.