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Who is Bofta Yimam? Bofta Yimam is an Emmy® and Murrow Award-Winning Journalist, a National News Correspondent located in Washington, D.C., an International Speaker, a Digital Course Creator, and an Executive Coach.

She was recently awarded the International Leadership Award by the Asian-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the Top 40 Under 40 Professionals Award by the Black Business Review. Bofta has wowed people all around the world with her vibrant style and presence, from London to Africa.

She has lately combined her broadcasting job with her natural entrepreneurial abilities. Bofta’s distinctive Speak & Influence program assists entrepreneurs and professionals in developing their personal brand by constructing a captivating and syndicated story, with a focus on fine-tuning their message, confidence, visibility, and speaking abilities. Despite the continuous pandemic, she has thrived and built a thriving coaching program that encourages people to tell their stories and develop their own brands.

Bofta aims to inspire people by demonstrating that everything is possible, from adolescent despair to an award-winning broadcasting career to starting a successful business from the ground up. She is a staunch believer in the benefits of hardship and the immense power of owning one’s narrative, which she teaches her clients to embrace as well.

She has received awards virtually every year of her career, including a Regional Emmy® and the coveted Edward R. Murrow medal. Bofta is the first Ethiopian-American to win an Emmy for her work as a newscaster. She has reported live on the morning and evening news for TV stations around the country, including CBS and ABC, for more than a decade.

She most recently worked for CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News as a National Correspondent from the White House. Bofta has also been featured on Euronews, a French news channel.

Bofta is now a successful international speaker and coach (click here to watch Bofta on stage).

She recently spoke at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Great Ideas Conference 2020 (Main Stage Speaker), the Erie Regional Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speaker, the Africa Fintech Summit in Ethiopia, the Global Thinkers Forum Gala in London, the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C., Prospanica’s Annual Conference in Miami, and the International Society of Management (ISM) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Her warmth, seasoned delivery, elegance, and unique ability to dominate the room have all been praised by event planners.

You can trust on Bofta to deliver highly tailored, engaging, engaging, and inspiring lectures for every keynote or workshop. Vistage Worldwide, Pittsburgh Business Group On Health, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence, and the National Association of Black Journalists Baltimore Chapter have all attended previous corporate trainings.

Bofta helps her clients create a powerful signature talk or pitch that they can share “on demand,” while replacing their fear of validation with incredible confidence, using her decade of media experience, LIVE TV anchoring, award-winning investigations, speaking engagements, and hosting her signature workshops.

Women Empowered Global, Passion Vista Magazine, SiriusXM Urban View: the Lou Hutt Show, and a variety of podcasts have all covered Bofta. She was also named to the 100 Tropics Changemakers List, received the ‘Young, Gifted, and Black’ award, and was honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier as a ‘Women of Excellence’ honoree.

Bofta works with the London-based Global Thinkers Mentors Program as a career and life adviser. The mentors initiative aims to promote women’s empowerment and youth development worldwide.

When she’s not on the air or coaching, Bofta is planning her next vacation. She’s swum with dolphins in Mexico, climbed a mountain to a distant Ethiopian monastery on the spur of the moment, leapt off a 35-foot-high Jamaican cliff, and backpacked twice in Europe.

She’s also visited Cuba with nine other journalists for independent reporting projects on race and other African diaspora concerns. She received a Midsouth Regional Emmy® in 2013 for “Continuing Coverage” excellence. Her findings prompted Tennessee lawmakers to introduce a new measure requiring convicted aggravated rapists to serve the remainder of their sentences in prison. She won the Outstanding Investigative Report award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association a year later.

Bofta has won a number of Emmy nominations throughout the course of her career, demonstrating her ability to write in a range of genres, including light feature, historical/cultural special report, sports feature, on-camera star specialized assignment, and investigative series.

Bofta has won a number of Emmy nominations throughout the course of her career, demonstrating her ability to write in a range of genres, including light feature, historical/cultural special report, sports feature, on-camera star specialized assignment, and investigative series.

2020 Speaker Press Kit

AWARDS/RECOGNITION
2020 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence: CBS News Story “Camp Open Arms”
2019 Asian-African Chamber of Commerce International Leadership Award
2019 Black Business Review Top 40 Under 40 Nominee
2018 100 Tropics Changemakers list
2017 ‘Women of Excellence’ New Pittsburgh Courier
2016 Robert L. Vann Award Winner, Best Investigative Report
2015 Three Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Nominations in the following categories: Investigative Report, Historical/Cultural Special, Best Specialty Assignment Reporter
2014 Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association Winner, Outstanding Investigative Report
2013 Mid-South Regional Emmy Nominee
2013 Mid-South Regional Emmy Winner
2012 Three Mid-South Regional Emmy Nominations
2011 Edward R. Murrow Winner

2020 Speaker Press Kit

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