Bolaji Odunuga, a renowned security analyst, publisher, and CEO of Duke and Duchess International Magazines, has taken the helm as the President of the Rotary Club of Crawley in the UK. Bolaji’s appointment comes as a testament to her unwavering dedication to promoting African accomplishments and her passion for making a positive impact in society.
Bolaji Odunuga, who currently serves as the Organisation Lead for Africa Community in Surrey & Sussex, has an illustrious career focused on showcasing the strength and uniqueness of individuals of African descent. Recognizing the importance of amplifying the voices of women, Bolaji founded Duchess International Magazine in 2014, expanding its reach to Nigeria in 2018. Through her publication, she has consistently uplifted African achievements and underscored their relevance in various spheres of life.
Joining the Rotary Club of Isolo, Nigeria, in 2021, Bolaji quickly made her mark and assumed the role of image chair in 2022. Building on her dedication to service and community, she then transitioned her membership to the Rotary Club of Crawley. Now, as the newly appointed President, Bolaji Odunuga is poised to lead the Rotary Club of Crawley towards new heights of impact and transformation.
Bolaji’s commitment to championing the accomplishments of African descents has garnered significant recognition. In 2020, she was honored as one of the top 100 influential Nigerian women in the UK, a testament to her indelible contributions. Additionally, the Nigerian Community Leeds acknowledged Bolaji’s invaluable efforts in promoting African cultural heritage, presenting her with a distinguished award.
The Rotary Club of Crawley, established in 1953 by a group of passionate individuals, embodies the spirit of service above self. With a vision to create a modern and relevant volunteering club, the Rotary of Crawley has been instrumental in bringing positive change to the local community. Bolaji Odunuga’s presidency will undoubtedly inject new energy and fresh perspectives, driving the club towards greater community impact and meaningful initiatives.
Rotary International, a global network comprising 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers, envisions a world where individuals unite and take action to create lasting change. Through their collective efforts, Rotary members work tirelessly to address pressing global challenges while making a difference in their communities. Bolaji Odunuga’s appointment as the President of the Rotary Club of Crawley aligns perfectly with this mission, as she embodies the values and determination required to create positive change in society.
As Bolaji assumes her new role, her presidency is poised to bring about transformative initiatives, strengthen community ties, and further promote the spirit of service and volunteerism. With her proven track record of dedication and the prestigious platform provided by the Rotary Club of Crawley, Bolaji Odunuga is well-positioned to lead the charge and inspire others to join the noble cause of making a lasting impact. Her appointment and leadership will undoubtedly steer the club towards new horizons, fostering positive change and leaving an indelible mark on the community they serve.