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30 Secs With Nneka Ude

July 21, 2017

 

 

Name: Nneka Ude

 

Job Title:

Director, Strategic Planning - Geometry Global

Founder, Chief Curator - THE PATH (welcometothepath.com)

 

Location: Chicago, IL

 

If we only had 30 secs to get to know you. What would you want us to know?

Well, I am a strategist with a passion for people, brands, and technology. I’m also naturally

curious with a deep love for art, music, and storytelling. I’m a coffee by day and bourbon by

night kinda girl, who also prefers a good Netflix documentary over a night out. One day I hope to be more than just a weekend vegetarian. Oh, and I’m Xennial...and PROUD.

 

Education:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A.) and Loyola University Chicago (MBA)

 

Favorite Pastime: 

I’m a traveler. I can’t help it. My passport is my best asset. Traveling is what inspires my work as a marketer and curator of insights and culture. I travel like a local, not a tourist, observing people in their most authentic form. To-date I’ve experienced 14 countries and 30 cities, with another 150 locations on the wish list. Joburg (Johannesburg, SA) is one of my favorite destinations, as it was the one city that literally changed my life. I try to travel often and ALWAYS for cheap. Sites like theflightdeal.com and travel groups such as TravelNoire and Nomadness Travel Tribe, catering to black and brown globetrotters, make it super easy for me to fuel my favorite pastime without killing my bank account.

 

Upcoming project(s): 

I’m passionate about two things - business and culture. I believe the future will be powered by entrepreneurs that leverage the nuances of culture to break new ground in tech and small

business. My goal is to create a digital space that reflects their unique voices and showcases

their impact on the business and consumer landscape with power and dignity. In May 2017, launched THE PATH, welcometothepath.com, a digital community and media platform fueled by the stories of entrepreneurs. My goal is to ensure that the innovation that exist within black and brown communities is no longer overlooked. To learn more about THE PATH or to become a contributor to the site, please visit https://www.welcometothepath.com/how-to-submit-content.

 

Where can we find out more about you:

About Me: nnekaude.com

Follow Me on: Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat at @akenneirrac

 

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