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Feature on Top Tier Impact Interview Series

Adesuwa was featured on Top Tier Impact member interview series where she discussed how access and inclusion in the economy for women and people of colour does not only generate positive impact but also commercial returns.

Future Females Invest: Funding female entrepreneurs panel

Adesuwa was on a panel with leading investors and female CEOs, Yemi Keri and Umulinga Karangwa, CFA, where they discussed the importance of women being capital allocators and how female-owned businesses can successfully scale their businesses.

GenderSmart Investing Guide:Investing in First-Time Women and Diverse Fund Managers

The guide produced by GenderSmart is the first of its kind to raise issues of gender and diversity at the founder level from the lens of diversity and gender lens at the fund manager level. The guide is going to be a game-changer in changing the landscape of diversity in PE/VC/Fund Management. Adesuwa is proud to have added her voice to the report as one of the pioneer women owned gender lens funds on the continent.

International Women’s Day Feature by UBS Group

Aruwa Capital Management was featured in a report by global UBS Investment Banking group; UBS as part of its International Women’s Day campaign. The report highlighted the importance of closing the funding gap for women and how this can be a great opportunity for investors.

Adesuwa Cover Feature in Business Africa Online e-Magazine

Adesuwa was featured on the cover of the International Women's Day 2021 edition of Business Africa Online where she was interviewed on her work with Aruwa Capital Management and her mission to close the gender financing gap in Africa.

Context Conversations Interview with Aruwa Capital Management

Adesuwa was interviewed by Eric Noll, CEO of Context Capital Partners in a conversation on Aruwa Capital Management’s mission, our competitive advantage as a fund, and why now is the best time to invest in Africa and in women and diverse managers.

Entrepreneurship in Africa

Adesuwa was invited alongside other entrepreneurs who have left large corporations to fund their own firms in Africa for a discussion to understand the motivation and impact- driven objective behind their move. Adesuwa spoke about Aruwa Capital Management’s mission and the impact on the ecosystem.

Kobikam Africa Webinar Series

Adesuwa was invited as a speaker at the She Can Webinar Series organized by Kobikam Africa where she spoke about her journey as an entrepreneur founding Aruwa Capital Management and the right mindset and networks for female entrepreneurs to have on this journey.

Ingressive Capital: Women In Leadership International Women’s Month Feature

In celebration of this year's Women's History Month Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes was featured as one the women in leadership who back and support entrepreneurs through funds in the African startup ecosystem.

Impact Investors Foundation: COVID-19 & Gender Lens Investing in Nigeria

Aruwa Capital Management is invited by the Impact Investors Foundation to share thoughts on Covid-19 and Gender Lens Investing in Africa, specifically the role of women owned funds in the recovery

African Policy Conversations: Funding The Future

Adesuwa was invited by Africa Policy Conversations to engage in a panel discussion on the various forms of funding on the continent available to businesses, other panelists included fund managers from development finance institutions and private equity funds including ECP Investments and SF Ventures.

TecXPosition Conference 2020

Adesuwa was a panel on a roundtable discussion discussing ease of accessing capital for women entrepreneurs, barriers to raising capital on the continent, and how to move the needle forward.

Business Day CEO Forum

Adesuwa discussed on a panel the importance of impact investing in small and medium sized businesses the age of disruption. Fellow panelists included Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen and Bola Asiru, Principal and Mastercard Advisors

Lynk Global: buyside power women series

For this edition of BuysidePowerWomen, Adesuwa talks to Lynk about how she integrates purpose into her investment process and the BlackLivesMatter movement.

Women-led and Owned Dialogue

Adesuwa Rhodes spoke at the Woman Led and Woman Owned Dialogue hosted by Africonomie. She spoke on the panel titled “Practical measures to drive resilience and change in diversity in fund managers”

Leading Ladies Africa: #LLA100Women List

Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes is named in the Leading Ladies Africa 100 Women list. She is joining the ranks of other incredible Nigerian women impacting the world and pushing boundaries. Its a huge honour to be included. Thank you for celebrating what we do at Aruwa Capital Management to ensure we live in a more gender-inclusive world.

Adesuwa named as one of the Top 35 Women Moving Africa Forward

Adesuwa Okunbo-Rhodes, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Aruwa Capital, Nigeria. The firm launched a $20 million co-investment vehicle for Africa, The firm operates one of the few gender lens funds investing in Africa seeking strong financial returns while having a positive and scalable impact on women.

Aruwa Capital is Demonstrating How to Fix The Gender Investing Gap.

Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Founding Partner and Managing Director at Aruwa Capital Management is featured in the Forbes article on fixing the gender investing gap

The Guardian Woman Newspaper Feature

Adesuwa was featured in the Guardian Woman Weekly Newspaper. She shared her journey so far and her passion at Aruwa Capital Management to empower women and foster entrepreneurship in Nigeria through impact investments.

Agent of Impact: Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Aruwa Capital Management

Meet our Agent of Impact: Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Founder Aruwa Capital Management. “I want us to have a coherent and consistent story from inception,” says Rhodes, who is raising a $20 million private equity fund to invest in growth-stage businesses across Africa