AWỌ Invites You to Transform Los Gatos
Mar 15, 2022
Folake Phillips, Founder and Exec. Director AWỌ
AWỌ Invites You to Transform Los Gatos

A Yoruba princess from Osun State in Nigeria who relocated to the US in 2017, Folake Phillips (a.k.a. Folake Oyetunji) founded AWỌ in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minnesota police and the Black Lives Matter street protests that erupted during the US COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.  

Raised in Nigeria with deep Yoruba cultural roots and educated at Coventry University in the UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management, Folake Phillips is a Christian, wife, currently a mother of one and a community organizer. 

Though her career has spanned the fields of marketing, human resources, strategy and corporate client hospitality with multinational clients where she also organized, managed and facilitated various symposiums, public seminars and leadership trainings. With collective involvement at the core, her recent nonprofit work operates with a fierce urgency of now and curates programs addressing civil and social matters.