A self proclaimed “Certified Game Changer,” Uduak Oduok is a recognized brilliant visionary and trailblazer on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets. She has a passion for entrepreneurship and is the founder of Ladybrille, a pioneer digital magazine where she has, for the past eight (8) years, celebrated and provided mentorship, visibility and resources to over 100, primarily African women, business owners to help grow their start-ups to thriving successful businesses.
Uduak is also the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a 100% women owned law firm in California, USA providing legal services to businesses and individuals including those in the fashion and entertainment sector.
Uduak pioneered the first Fashion Law seminars in Northern California, and is a recognized name within the growing niche practice of Fashion Law in the USA. She is also the founder of the pioneering law blog ‘Africa Music Law,’ a blog focused on educating Africa’s creative industries, primarily Nigeria’s, on the legal issues that arise from the intersection of pop culture and the law.
Uduak has been quoted and has authored numerous published and syndicated articles in national and international magazines and newspapers. She is a 2014 nominee for the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme, a 2012 NEA Awards nominee for ‘Media Personality of the Year,’ and a 2010 nominee of South Africa’s AFI Fashion Awards for her “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communications,” among numerous nominations.
Uduak was also named as one of AWP Network’s 2013 African Power Women and Applause Africa’s 40 under 40 leaders of African heritage in the diaspora. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Sacramento Chapter.
She is a legal commentator and regularly invited speaker who has spoken at diverse organizations including SXSW, The Wharton School of Business, Al Jazeera, New York’s 99.5FM WBAI and 107.5FM WBLS, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco Fashion Week, Clickable.com, Luxury Daily, Retail Camp, SF MAMA, The Western Region National Black Law Students Association and California Lawyers for the Arts.
- University of Califronia HastingsLaw, 1998 - 2000
- Georgetown University Law CenterLaw, 2000 - 2001