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Anthonia Ogundele

Founder & Executive Director, Ethos Lab


Anthonia Tolulope Adetokunbo Ogundele is the mother of an amazing teen, which inspired the vision of Ethos Lab. Anthonia has always had a passion for creating meaningful spaces of connection and community that can be seen woven throughout her professional career.

She launched Ethos Lab with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders and inspire a legacy of Black leadership within STEAM. In doing so Anthonia also launched Canada’s first Black-led virtual reality environment. She was recently honoured with the City of Vancouver’s Black History Month Community Leader Award while being recognized as one of Canada’s top 5 Black tech founders to watch in 2021.

Her desire to create a meaningful impact for others led her to engage in various community initiatives. Impassioned for youth education she was recently appointed to the University of British Columbia's Board of Governors. Previously, she was a member of the North East False Creek Stewardship Committee where she was inspired to found the Hogan’s Alley Land Trust which evolved into the Hogan’s Alley Society through a merger with the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project. In 2016 she turned a storefront facing closet into the Cheeky Proletariat Gallery - an accessible and inclusive space for the free expression of all people.

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