Bukola Oriola is a speaker, author, mentor, advocate, entrepreneur, consultant, and member, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2015, Oriola is also an award winning journalist and a survivor of labor trafficking and domestic violence.
She has dedicated her life to helping others by sharing her story, and offering practical solutions to service providers, clinics, community members, and law enforcement on how to help victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
She was awarded Change Maker 2009 by the Minnesota Women’s Press for her courage. She also received the Award in May 2016 from the Student Senate at Metropolitan State University for her inspiring work in human trafficking advocacy. Oriola is the founder, The Enitan Story, a nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for victims and empowers survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse and owner, Bukola Braiding and Beauty Supply, LLC.