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Femi Oke

Femi Oke is an award-winning international journalist, British-Nigerian broadcaster, professional moderator  and co-founder and CEO of the diverse all-female moderators bureau "Moderate The Panel."  Based in Washington, D.C where she hosted the interactive news and current affairs programme “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English for a decade, Femi is currently writing a true crime series for Audible, reporting for NPR's midday news program "Here & Now" and moderating events around the world.

Femi's broadcast credits include BBC television and radio, Sky TV, all the U.K. terrestrial commercial television networks, CNN, U.S. public radio and Al Jazeera English. As a professional moderator Femi has presided over major global events including European Development Days for the European Commission, the UN Secretary-General's SDG Action Weekend and the UNDP's Annual Human Development Report. If you ask Femi what the key is to longevity in the media business she will tell you - “Don’t let rejection put you off. Treat a no as the scenic route to yes, and always moisturise.”