Rachel Oguntola works as an Analyst with ICRW Advisors.
Prior to joining ICRW, Rachel worked as the Communications Officer for the African Visionary Fund. There, she managed the Fund’s internal and external communications strategy, digital and social media marketing, and donor engagement support. She was also responsible for researching diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) concepts and best practices and how to integrate them into the Fund’s grantmaking and broader operations.
Prior to that, Rachel worked with the Africa practice at McLarty Associates where she provided clients with high-level memos and policy briefs on the latest socio-economic and political development across Africa. Rachel also previously served as an Africa Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supporting programming and events planning, relationship management, and due diligence relating to U.S.-Africa policy. In this role, she also helped develop the U.S.-Africa Business Center’s inaugural corporate social responsibility report highlighting the US and African business community’s efforts to support women empowerment, education, workforce development, and health advancement across Africa.
Rachel is passionate about amplifying the issues faced by women, girls, and youth, and advocates for mobilizing private sector resources to tackle these issues through inclusive, innovative solutions.