CEO & Founder
After years of working in mainstream media and witnessing the dearth of black women in the offices and on the pages of magazines, Tobi Oredein decided to take matters into her own hands and launch Black Ballad in 2014.
In the nine years since launch, Tobi has led the company‘s transition from a free access blog into the membership platform that many know today. Black Ballad has commissioned over 400 Black female creatives and worked with brands that include LinkedIn, Maltesers, PUMA and more. Black Ballad recently raised over £335,000 of investment through private investors and from an equity crowdfund that saw Black Ballad women become the company's highest demographic of investors.
By putting black women first in everything they do, Black Ballad and Tobi's vision is to empower every black woman to change her world with every click she makes and every conversation she has.