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Misfortune Turned Into Good Fortune

“Her misfortune has been our good fortune.” United States Senator Richard Durbin chose those 7 words to capture my unlikely journey from an unemployed, undocumented chemical engineer to a respected immigrants’ rights activist and an internationally recognized social entrepreneur.

Tolu Olubunmi
Tolu Olubunmi joined the USAIM for IOM's Board of Directors in April 2017. She is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants and refugees. Tolu founded Lions Write, co-founded, and consults with corporations, governments, and NGOs on building inspiring and effective global social impact campaigns. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Migration.
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